Margaret Stuart Barry

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Margaret Stuart Barry
Born Margaret Stuart Bell
(1927-12-07) 7 December 1927 (age 89)
Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Writer
Nationality British
Notable works Simon and the Witch

Margaret Stuart Barry (born Margaret Stuart Bell on 7 December 1927)[1] is an English children's writer, and is best known for creating the Simon and the Witch series of books.[2] She has written other series for young readers, including the Attic Toys series.[3]

Barry is from Darlington, County Durham, and was schooled in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Boffy and the Teacher Eater (illustrated by George W. Adamson) (1971)
  • Woozy (1973)
  • Tommy Mac (1974)
  • Simon and the Witch (1976)
  • Maggie Gumption (1979)
  • Tilly Losh, the Rag Doll (1995)
  • Moggy, the Witches Cat (1995)
  • Oxfam, the Unloved Bear (1995)
  • Diz and the Big Fat Burglar (1996)
  • Prissy, the Stuck Up Doll (1997)
  • Mayor Bungle, the Mad Old Dog (1997)


  1. ^ Author profile
  2. ^ Witches and Sorceresses
  3. ^ Bibliography