Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Margaret Mahy has died


We are all very sorry to hear that one of the worlds best children's book writers,  has died yesterday, at the age of 76.

Some facts about Margaret Mahy:
  • Margaret Mahy wrote her first story at the age of 7.
  • Her first book was 'A Lion in the Meadow', published in 1969.
  • In 1976, she became the Children's Librarian at the Canterbury Public Library.
  • She became a full-time writer in 1980.
  • She is the author of more than 120 books.
  • Her books have been translated in to 15 different languages.
Check out her biography, her books, and her many awards,  at the Christchurch City Libraries website by clicking on this link  Margaret Mahy

We would love to hear which Margaret Mahy book is your favourite, so don't forget to leave a comment..

1 comment:

  1. A truly great New Zealand author. Thank you Jan for this tribute.

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