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Mahy, Margaret

Works: 947 works in 3,119 publications in 15 languages and 77,435 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Paranormal fiction  Adventure stories  Young adult works  History  Humorous poetry 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Illustrator, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, NZ823.2
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Publications about Margaret Mahy
Publications by Margaret Mahy
Publications by Margaret Mahy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,781 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 )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,484 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 )
58 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,241 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 )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,890 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 1,792 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 )
50 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,695 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 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 1,687 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 enjoying the resulting 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 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
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 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 1,422 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. Suggested level: junior, primary
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,387 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 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 )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,158 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 1,121 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 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, hungry, 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? Suggested level: junior
Nonstop nonsense by Margaret Mahy( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 1,012 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 997 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 )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 995 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
The man from the land of Fandango by Margaret Mahy( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Rhyming text introduces a dancing, juggling, bouncing man who appears once every five hundred years. Suggested level: junior
Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 702 libraries worldwide
"Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat. Where is Mister Whistler's ticket?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: junior, primary
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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
Margaret Mahy nyzealandsk skribent
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
English (387)
German (23)
Dutch (22)
Swedish (14)
Spanish (14)
Danish (12)
Chinese (10)
Italian (9)
Finnish (7)
French (5)
Afrikaans (4)
Japanese (2)
Kalatdlisut (2)
Catalan (2)
Korean (1)
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