Margaret Mahy

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Margaret Mahy


Born
in Whakatane, New Zealand
March 21, 1936

Died
July 23, 2012

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Margaret Mahy was a well-known New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. While the plots of many of her books have strong supernatural elements, her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Her books The Haunting and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance both received the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association. There have 100 children's books, 40 novels, and 20 collections of her stories published. Among her children's books, A Lion in the Meadow and The Seven Chinese Brothers and The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate are considered national classics. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Catalan and A
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Average rating: 3.89 · 24,277 ratings · 2,810 reviews · 319 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Changeover

4.06 avg rating — 3,918 ratings — published 1984 — 42 editions
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The Seven Chinese Brothers

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4.18 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 1990 — 13 editions
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The Haunting

3.82 avg rating — 1,197 ratings — published 1982 — 29 editions
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The Tricksters

3.99 avg rating — 806 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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Bubble Trouble

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3.96 avg rating — 805 ratings — published 1992 — 20 editions
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Maddigan's Fantasia

3.65 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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A Lion in the Meadow

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4.15 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 1969 — 18 editions
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The Catalogue of the Universe

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3.82 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 1985 — 22 editions
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Alchemy

3.40 avg rating — 466 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Great White Man-Eating ...

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3.83 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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“It changes you for ever, but you are changing for ever anyway.”
Margaret Mahy, The Changeover

“Reading is very creative - it's not just a passive thing. I write a story; it goes out into the world; somebody reads it and, by reading it, completes it.”
Margaret Mahy

“There are always two people involved in cruelty, aren't there? One to be vicious and someone to suffer! And what's the use of getting rid of - of wickedness, say - in the outside world if you let it creep back into things from inside you?”
Margaret Mahy, The Changeover

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