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Mahy, Margaret

Works: 898 works in 2,920 publications in 13 languages and 78,343 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction  Humorous poetry  Young adult works  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, 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 )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,742 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
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,891 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. Through a chance meeting with a senile old woman, he 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 1,816 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
17 kings and 42 elephants by Margaret Mahy( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,712 libraries worldwide
Seventeen kings and forty-two elephants romp with a variety of jungle animals during their journey through a wild, wet night
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )
36 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,643 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
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 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 )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,427 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
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,405 libraries worldwide
A poor family is searching down the back of a chair for Dad's lost car keys and, miraculously in the mess of things back there, their financial problems are solved. Suggested level: junior
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,353 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
The blood-and-thunder adventure on Hurricane Peak by Margaret Mahy( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,236 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. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,178 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 )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
A fortuitous mistake brings happiness to nearsighted Mrs. Gimble who wishes her cat didn't eat so much, her cat Tom who dreams of roaming the wide world, and Mrs. Gimble's drifter brother who wants to keep his head warm
The great piratical rumbustification ; & the librarian and the robbers by Margaret Mahy( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,091 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
Boom, Baby, boom, boom! by Margaret Mahy( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
Pictures tell the story of a happy mother serving lunch to a baby who may not by very hungry
The five sisters by Margaret Mahy( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,031 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
Nonstop nonsense by Margaret Mahy( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 1,015 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 green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 975 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
Tingleberries, tuckertubs and telephones : a tale of love and ice-cream by Margaret Mahy( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 973 libraries worldwide
When his grandmother rushes off to catch a wicked pirate chief, Saracen Hobday, a very shy orphan must cope with a number of unexpected surprises all because of tingleberry ice cream, the tuckertub plant, and a solid gold phone
The tricksters by Margaret Mahy( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 953 libraries worldwide
La famille Hesketh et leurs invités passent Noël dans un chalet isolé, marqué par un drame. Trois mystérieux personnages se joignent à eux et ajoutent une dimension imprévue à ce séjour. Un récit singulier
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 546 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
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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)
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 (329)
Swedish (11)
Italian (10)
Spanish (10)
Chinese (8)
German (7)
Dutch (7)
French (5)
Danish (4)
Kalatdlisut (2)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
Korean (1)
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