WorldCat Identities

Mahy, Margaret

Works: 1,002 works in 3,665 publications in 16 languages and 86,163 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Illustrator, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous stories and poems featuring a baby flying in a bubble, a lovestruck crocodile, and a grandmother who is tired of winter
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At nineteen Jonny Dart is on the skids, still tormented by fuzzy memories of his sister's death five years before. Hoping to find an old friend who may know the truth, Jonny is sidetracked when he helps and eccentric old woman with memory lapses of her own and a sadistic bully from his past
17 kings and 42 elephants by Margaret Mahy( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen kings and forty-two elephants romp with a variety of jungle animals during their journey through a wild, wet night
The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale by Margaret Mahy( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Finnish and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and leaving him in happy aquatic solitude--until he is discovered by an amorous female shark
The haunting by Margaret Mahy( Book )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BArney is being haunted - But, is he in danger? - His sisters try to unravel the mystery as the ghostly footsteps move ever closer in his mind
The rattlebang picnic by Margaret Mahy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McTavishes, their seven children, and Granny McTavish take their old rattlebang of a car on a picnic up Mt. Fogg and have an exciting adventure
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert is delighted when a hippopotamus follows him home from school one day. The next day he is followed by four hippos, then nine, and eventually his yard is crowded with hippos. Robert's desperate father contacts a witch, who gives Robert a pill to make him unattractive to hippos. Sadly for Robert's parents, the hippos vanish, only to replaced by a trail of giraffes. Suggested level: junior, primary
The catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to satisfy her curiosity about her unknown father, eighteen-year-old Angela May embarks on an emotional journey that shapes and forever alters the way she looks at herself, her unconventional mother, and her devoted friend Tycho
The tricksters by Margaret Mahy( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While gathered together for the Christmas holiday, a large New Zealand family and their various guests and hangers-on find their lives suddenly invaded by three fascinating but rather sinister brothers and by New Year nothing is the same again
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris' imaginary world is invaded by real danger when he and his new friend Winola are kidnapped by Winola's estranged father. The underrunners, a network of tunnels beneath the tussock, provide no security against reality. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children go down to the sea on a summery, Saturday morning, down the wiggly track, scattering shells and leaping logs. But first their dogs chase a cat, then they chase a boy on a rattly bike, then wild geese hiss and chase the children and the dogs and the walk is not so peaceful after all
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dad loses his car keys, two-year-old Mary suggests they might be down the back of the chair. Dad begins the search, finding everything from a bandicoot to a bumblebee, as well as the solution to all the family's problems! Suggested level: junior
The blood-and-thunder adventure on Hurricane Peak by Margaret Mahy( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the tangled events that lead the students of the Unexpected School on Hurricane Peak to foil the wicked Sir Quincy and his accomplices and to solve several mysteries. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resourceful father engages in all kinds of acrobatic moves to keep an assortment of jungle creatures from getting the double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream cone he is taking home to his son
The three-legged cat by Margaret Mahy( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistaken identity means all their dreams come true when Mrs. Gimble's roving brother pays her and her three-legged cat his annual visit. Suggested level: preschool, junior
Boom, baby, boom, boom! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's time for lunch. Leaving the baby to feed herself, Mum starts playing the drums, boom-boom-boom. But the animals are listening at the window are hungry. In creeps the cat, followed by the dog, the red rooster and his hens, the sheep and the cow. When Mum stops playing she is happy to see that baby has eaten every bit and bite of her lunch. Or has she?
Dangerous spaces by Margaret Mahy( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cousins living in a house that is haunted are drawn at night into a dream world which threatens to overwhelm their real world
The green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sammy's mother tells him to forget about adventures and get cleaned up for his grandmother's visit, but the new bathtub Sammy's father brought home seems determined to have an adventure of its own
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.11 for The rattle ... to 0.73 for Margaret M ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The seven Chinese brothers
Alternative Names
Māhī, Māgaretto 1936-2012

Mahy, Margaret

Mahy, Margaret 1936-

Mahy, Margaret May

Mahy, Margaret May 1936-2012

Margaret Mahy escritora de literatura infantil neozelandesa

Margaret Mahy femme de lettres néo-zélandaise

Margaret Mahy neuseeländische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Mahy New Zealand children's writer

Margaret Mahy newzealandsk skribent

Margaret Mahy nyzealandsk skribent

Margaret Mahy nyzeeländsk författare

Margaret Mahy schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1936-2012)

Margaret Mahy scrittrice neozelandese

Махи, Маргарет

מרגרט מייהי

מרגרט מייהי סופרת ילדים ניו זילנדית

مارگارت ماهی نویسنده نیوزلندی

마이, 마거릿 1936-


マーヒー, マーガレット

マヘイ, マーガレット

メイヒー, マーガレット


The seven Chinese brothersThe changeover : a supernatural romanceMemory17 kings and 42 elephantsThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary taleThe hauntingThe rattlebang picnicThe boy who was followed home