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Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Seven Chinese Brothers 1,199 copies, 38 reviews
The Changeover 795 copies, 35 reviews
The Haunting 314 copies, 11 reviews
The Boy Who Was Followed Home 301 copies, 7 reviews
Bubble Trouble 297 copies, 25 reviews
The Tricksters 292 copies, 11 reviews
A Summery Saturday Morning 289 copies, 13 reviews
Catalogue of the Universe 267 copies, 7 reviews
Maddigan's Fantasia 238 copies, 5 reviews
17 Kings and 42 Elephants 222 copies, 5 reviews
Memory 199 copies, 4 reviews
Alchemy 188 copies, 14 reviews
Down the Back of the Chair 172 copies, 37 reviews
The Rattlebang Picnic 172 copies, 6 reviews
The World in 1492 165 copies, 1 review
A Lion in the Meadow 152 copies, 3 reviews
Aliens in the Family 147 copies, 2 reviews
The Magician of Hoad 124 copies, 2 reviews
The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate 117 copies, 2 reviews
24 Hours 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage 111 copies, 1 review
Underrunners 110 copies, 4 reviews
The Other Side of Silence 102 copies, 1 review
Dangerous Spaces 95 copies, 2 reviews
The Three-Legged Cat 93 copies, 5 reviews
The Librarian and the Robbers 74 copies, 5 reviews
Jam 71 copies, 1 review
The Five Sisters 71 copies, 2 reviews
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The Horrendous Hullabaloo 58 copies, 1 review
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The Green Bath 54 copies, 2 reviews
The Girl with the Green Ear 53 copies, 2 reviews
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The Horribly Haunted School 44 copies, 1 review
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Making Friends 41 copies, 4 reviews
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When the King Rides By 40 copies, 1 review
Dashing Dog 31 copies, 2 reviews
The Christmas Tree Tangle 30 copies, 2 reviews
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The Greatest Show off Earth 28 copies, 3 reviews
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Simply Delicious! 25 copies, 1 review
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The Queen's Goat 23 copies, 1 review
Keeping House 22 copies, 1 review
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Organ Music 19 copies, 2 reviews
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The New House Villain 18 copies, 1 review
Trouble On The Bus 17 copies, 1 review
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A Villain's Night Out 16 copies, 2 reviews
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My Mysterious World 12 copies, 2 reviews
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Wait for Me! 8 copies
The Witch Dog 7 copies
The Catten 6 copies
Giant Soup 6 copies
The cake 4 copies
Me and My Dog 4 copies
Aunt Nasty 4 copies
Beautiful Pig 3 copies
The Crocodile in the Garden 3 copies, 1 review
Leap year 3 copies
A Crocodile in the Library 3 copies, 1 review
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Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (Contributor) 84 copies, 5 reviews
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