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Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy lives in New Zealand and is internationally acknowledged as one of the most outstanding children's writers today. She is the author of more than two hundred books for children of all ages, two of which have received England's Carnegie Medal and others of which have garnered numerous... show more



Margaret Mahy lives in New Zealand and is internationally acknowledged as one of the most outstanding children's writers today. She is the author of more than two hundred books for children of all ages, two of which have received England's Carnegie Medal and others of which have garnered numerous citations from the American Library Association. She is also the recipient of An Order of New Zealand, the highest honor a citizen can receive. In 2006 she received the Hans Christian Andersen award for her contributions to international children's literature.

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Birth date: March 21, 1936
Died: July 23, 2012
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 5 years ago
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 looki...
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it 7 years ago
If you need me I'll be in the corner rocking slowly.
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 7 years ago
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 re...
There's more to life than reading, but it's a good place to start
Scanning Groupon the other week for a cheap break somewhere far away and relaxing I saw what looked perfect: a trip for two to Taiwan. 10 nights, stupidly inexpensive and a completely stunning location judging by the pictures. Think crystal blue ocean, white sand beaches and brilliant wall-to-wall s...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 8 years ago
Gotta sing, gotta dance! Whimsical and distinctive.
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