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Magical Margaret Mahy

Author: Betty Gilderdale; Alan Gilderdale
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Puffin Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret Mahy was a wizard of words and a spinner of magical stories. She was New Zealand's best known writer for children and during her lifetime she wrote more than 200 books. She won some of the world's most prestigious writing awards, including the Carnegie medal and the Hans Christian Anderson award, and she often appeared in a purple wig or a penguin suit while she delighted audiences with vivacious readings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Magical Margaret Mahy
Named Person: Margaret Mahy; Margaret Mahy; Margaret Mahy
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Gilderdale; Alan Gilderdale
ISBN: 9780143568810 0143568817
OCLC Number: 839278822
Notes: Revision of: Introducing Margaret Mahy, originally published in 1987.
Target Audience: Primary, intermediate.
Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Introducing Margaret Mahy
Responsibility: Betty Gilderdale ; illustrated by Alan Gilderdale.

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Margaret Mahy was a wizard of words and a spinner of magical stories. She was New Zealand's best known writer for children and during her lifetime she wrote more than 200 books. She won some of the world's most prestigious writing awards, including the Carnegie medal and the Hans Christian Anderson award, and she often appeared in a purple wig or a penguin suit while she delighted audiences with vivacious readings of her stories. But who was Margaret Mahy? What was she like as a child? How did she become a writer? Where did her weird and wonderful ideas come from? In these pages we meet the woman behind the name on the book covers. Step into the world of he magical Margaret Mahy. First published in 1987, Betty Gilderdale's biography of Margaret Mahy has been fully revised and updated.

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