WorldCat Identities

Mahy, Margaret

Works: 1,171 works in 4,184 publications in 15 languages and 81,637 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Picture books  Paranormal fiction  Romance fiction  Fairy tales  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Correspondent, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood. Suggested level: junior
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )

84 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member 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
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member 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 great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale by Margaret Mahy( Book )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Finnish and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and enjoying the resulting happy aquatic solitude, until he is discovered by an amorous female shark
17 kings and 42 elephants by Margaret Mahy( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen kings and forty-two elephants romp with a variety of jungle animals during their journey through a wild, wet night
The haunting by Margaret Mahy( Book )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BArney is being haunted - But, is he in danger? - His sisters try to unravel the mystery as the ghostly footsteps move ever closer in his mind
The rattlebang picnic by Margaret Mahy( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member 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
The catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to satisfy her curiosity about her unknown father, eighteen-year-old Angela May embarks on an emotional journey that shapes and forever alters the way she looks at herself, her unconventional mother, and her devoted friend Tycho
The tricksters by Margaret Mahy( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While gathered together for the Christmas holiday, a large New Zealand family and their various guests and hangers-on find their lives suddenly invaded by three fascinating but rather sinister brothers and by New Year nothing is the same again
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member 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
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member 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 peaceful after all
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dad loses his car keys, two-year-old Mary suggests they might be down the back of the chair. Dad begins the search, finding everything from a bandicoot to a bumblebee, as well as the solution to all the family's problems! Suggested level: junior
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris' imaginary world is invaded by real danger when he and his new friend Winola are kidnapped by Winola's estranged father. The underrunners, a network of tunnels beneath the tussock, provide no security against reality. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member 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. Suggested level: primary
The blood-and-thunder adventure on Hurricane Peak by Margaret Mahy( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member 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
The green bath by Margaret Mahy( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member 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
The three-legged cat by Margaret Mahy( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistaken identity means all their dreams come true when Mrs. Gimble's roving brother pays her and her three-legged cat his annual visit. Suggested level: preschool, junior
Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat. Where is Mister Whistler's ticket?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: junior, primary
The great piratical rumbustification ; & the librarian and the robbers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.11 for The rattle ... to 0.74 for The Author ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The seven Chinese brothers
Bubble troubleThe changeover : a supernatural romanceMemoryThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale17 kings and 42 elephantsThe hauntingThe rattlebang picnicThe catalogue of the universe
Alternative Names
Māhī, Māgaretto 1936-2012

Mahy M.

Mahy Margaret

Mahy, Margaret 1936-

Mahy, Margaret, 1936-2012

Mahy Margaret May

Mahy, Margaret May 1936-2012

Mahy Margaretė

Margaret Mahy escritora de literatura infantil neozelandesa

Margaret Mahy femme de lettres néo-zélandaise

Margaret Mahy neuseeländische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Mahy New Zealand children's writer

Margaret Mahy newzealandsk skribent

Margaret Mahy nowozelandzka pisarka, scenarzystka

Margaret Mahy nyzealandsk skribent

Margaret Mahy nyzeeländsk författare

Margaret Mahy schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1936-2012)

Margaret Mahy scrittrice neozelandese

Махи, Маргарет

מרגרט מייהי

מרגרט מייהי סופרת ילדים ניו זילנדית

مارقارت ماهی

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