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Mahy, Margaret

Works: 1,029 works in 3,813 publications in 14 languages and 84,286 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Humorous fiction  Fairy tales  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Correspondent, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,417 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 )

84 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,277 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
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Mabel blew a bubble and it caused a lot of trouble! For it broke away from Mabel as it bobbed across the table, where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. Follow the hilarious efforts of the townsfolk as they chase the baby far across the town in an effort to get him down from the bubble safe and sound
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fifth anniversary of his older sister's death, nineteen-year-old Jonny Dart, troubled by feelings of guilt and an imperfect memory of the event, goes in search of the only other witness to the fatal accident and, through a chance meeting with a senile old woman, finds a way to free himself of the past
The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale by Margaret Mahy( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Finnish and held by 1,753 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 rattlebang picnic by Margaret Mahy( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,714 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 catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,480 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
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,364 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 peacful after all. Suggested level: junior, primary
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris and Winola find the underrunners, a vast network of tunnels, the ideal place to escape their unhappy lives and act out their fantasies, but the tunnels become a dangerous place when invaded by an unseen stranger
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,094 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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,042 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
The great piratical rumbustification ; & the librarian and the robbers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first story a pirate has reformed and become a respectable babysitter--or has he? In the second, A band of wicked robbers carry of a beautiful librarian
The green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,023 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
Margaret Mahy a writer's life : a literary portrait of New Zealand's best-loved children's author by Tessa Duder( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, fellow authorTessa Duder paints a fascinating literary portrait of one of the world's best-loved children's authors, providing an insightful summary and analysis of her life as a writer--it's influences and it's outcomes--throughout her richly textured career
A tall long faced tale Margaret Mahy in conversation with her own characters- and author Elizabeth Knox( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With assistance from writer Elizabeth Knox, and animated antics and questions from some of Margaret's very own characters such as The Lion from 'The Lion in the Meadow', we get to see the real Margaret Mahy as well as begin to understand what makes this author tick. Looks at what inspires Mahy as a writer, what fuels her creative process and what has helped her to write her tales
A dissolving ghost : essays and more by Margaret Mahy( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Mahy is known throughout New Zealand as a brilliant and prolific children's writer. Less widely known but equally remarkable are her commentaries on fiction, writing and the imagination. The sense of delight and careful attention which she brings to the writing of others has germinated many astute and fascinating talks and essays which are collected here for the first time
Down the Back od the Chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Questions kids ask Margaret Mahy by Margaret Mahy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Children's author Margaret Mahy describes her life and work by answering some of the many questions that children ask her. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
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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 nowozelandzka pisarka, scenarzystka

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

مارقارت ماهی

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 changeover : a supernatural romanceBubble troubleMemoryThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary taleThe rattlebang picnicThe catalogue of the universeA summery Saturday morningUnderrunners