WorldCat Identities

Mahy, Margaret

Works: 1,028 works in 3,793 publications in 15 languages and 84,434 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 )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once upon a time in China there lived seven brothers who walked, talked, and looked alike. Each one possessed an amazing power all his own. But it is only when the brothers combine their special powers that they fool Ch'in Shih Huang, the cruel first emperor of all China, and save each others lives"--Page 4 of cover
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )

84 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,292 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 )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,834 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 1,769 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
17 kings and 42 elephants by Margaret Mahy( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,758 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 haunting by Margaret Mahy( Book )

85 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,745 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,729 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 unexpected adventure. Grades K-3
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witch's pill is supposed to cure Robert of the hippopotami who daily follow him home from school, but there is one disadvantage to the treament
The catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,476 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 )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,440 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
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,388 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 1,382 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
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 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 )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 1,167 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
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,100 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 1,066 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 1,033 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?
The green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,026 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
Dangerous spaces by Margaret Mahy( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 980 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
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.11 for The rattle ... to 0.73 for Tragedy's ...)

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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 seven Chinese brothersThe changeover : a supernatural romanceMemoryThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale17 kings and 42 elephantsThe hauntingThe rattlebang picnicThe boy who was followed home