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review 2017-02-09 14:28
Down the Back of the Chair - Margaret Mahy,Polly Dunbar
Down the Back of the Chair - Margaret Mahy,Polly Dunbar

   Super silly picture book wherein the father keeps pulling increasingly less probably items from under the seat cushion of a comfy chair. The archetypal comfy chair. The one I've become obsessed with. Now in addition to passing time looking at gorgeous home libraries on Pinterest, I've taken to looking for chairs closest to this ideal. I haven't found one yet. But now I have another ridiculously pointless quest to amuse my idle moments.

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photo 2015-05-07 15:30

The girl on the front of this vintage young adult book from 1988 ‘The Tricksters’ by Margaret Mahy is the double of Cara Delevingne!

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review 2014-12-17 00:00
The Giver
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Paul Cox,Margaret Mahy If you need me I'll be in the corner rocking slowly.
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review 2014-03-04 10:13
Portable Ghosts - Margaret Mahy

Actual rating 3.5 stars.

Short review:
While the cover mentions her as the queen of children's fiction, I have never heard of this author until this book. :) 

But I can say, I really loved the book. It was a fun, albeit short read. I really liked the main characters, Ditta (interesting name btw) was really nice and tried her best with everyone. Then we got Max and also Hilly. I must say I liked Hilly out of the three the best. A portable ghost, who lives in a book? Yes, please. :)

However, I really disliked the sister, I felt like she didn't belong in the story, and I have had a few times that I wanted to stop with the book because of her. She was the stereotypical little sister. Annoying, obnoxious and always pushing her way to her sister regardless of whatever.

The ending however is where this book loses stars. It was a good ending and all, but it was too open for me. If only there was a second book, then I might have rated it higher, but for now it felt like they are having another adventure and we don't get to read it. :(

All in all, a decent book. I would recommend it if you want a short story about ghosts, haunted floors and friendship.

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review 2013-09-12 00:00
The Seven Chinese Brothers (Blue Ribbon Book)
The Seven Chinese Brothers (Blue Ribbon Book) - Margaret Mahy This is definitely a children's classic to read.
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