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Mahy, Margaret

Works: 959 works in 3,197 publications in 15 languages and 80,903 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Paranormal fiction  Adventure stories  Picture books  Young adult works  Humorous poetry  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,776 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 2,484 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
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,893 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 rattlebang picnic by Margaret Mahy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,795 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 haunting by Margaret Mahy( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shy and rather withdrawn eight-year-old begins receiving frightening supernatural images and messages, he learns about a family legacy which could be considered a curse or a rare gift. The family of Barney's dead mother are aware that there is something special about this particular boy. As he resigns himself to being haunted again, Barney's sister and brother set out to discover the reason behind his supernatural attraction. This book is a winner of the Carnegie Medal
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,697 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 treatment
The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale by Margaret Mahy( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 1,688 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 catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,510 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 )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,471 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 1,452 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
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,423 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 1,388 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 )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the tangled events that lead the students of the Unexpected School on Hurricane Peak to foil the wicked Sir Quincey and his accomplices and to solve several mysteries
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,229 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
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,159 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 3 languages and held by 1,120 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 )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,075 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?
Nonstop nonsense by Margaret Mahy( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of whimsical stories and poems about such creatures as a word wizard, a poetical cat, and a very small ghost who lives inside a book
The five sisters by Margaret Mahy( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Sally's Nana can finish filling in the faces on a row of paper dolls which she has cut out, the five sisters are whisked off on a series of extraordinary adventures
The green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 991 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 0.74 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 femme de lettres néo-zélandaise

Margaret Mahy neuseeländische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Mahy newzealandsk skribent

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Margaret Mahy nyzeeländsk författare

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

Margaret Mahy scrittrice neozelandese

Махи, Маргарет

מרגרט מייהי

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 brothersMemoryThe rattlebang picnicThe hauntingThe boy who was followed homeThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary taleThe catalogue of the universeThe tricksters