List of works by Margaret Mahy

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Margaret Mahy, with her characteristic rainbow wig, at the Kaiapoi Club, 2011

Margaret Mahy of New Zealand wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 short story collections, among other works.

Books[edit]

Variant titles are given in parentheses, prefaced by "U.S." for titles of US editions, otherwise by "also".

Title Illustrator Publisher Year Notes
A Lion in the Meadow Jenny Williams
ISBN 0460057812
J.M. Dent & Sons;
Franklin Watts
1969 Winner of the Esther Glen Award (1970)[1]
The Dragon of an Ordinary Family Helen Oxenbury
ISBN 0434950009
William Heinemann Ltd;
Franklin Watts
1969 [1] Oxenbury won the Greenaway Medal[a]
Pillycock's Shop Carol Barker
ISBN 0234774738
Dobson Books Ltd;
Franklin Watts
1969 [1]
Mrs Discombobulous Jan Brychta
ISBN 0460057960
Dent; Watts 1969 [1]
The Procession Charles Mozley
ISBN 0460057804
Dent; Watts 1969 [1]
Sailor Jack and the 20 Orphans Robert Bartelt Dent 1970 [1]
The Little Witch Charles Mozley
ISBN 0531018628
Dent; Franklin Watts 1970 [1]
The Princess and the Clown Carol Barker Franklin Watts & Dobson 1971 [1]
The Boy with Two Shadows Jenny Williams Dent 1971 [1]
The First Margaret Mahy Story Book Shirley Hughes Dent 1972 Winner of the Esther Glen Award (1973)[1]
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate Brian Froud Dent 1972 Also published in 1985 with Margaret Chamberlain as illustrator.[1][2]
17 Kings and 42 Elephants Charles Mozley
ISBN 0460058584
Dent 1972 Also published in 1987 with Patricia MacCarthy as illustrator.[1]
The Railway Engine and the Hairy Brigands Brian Froud Dent 1973 [1]
The Second Margaret Mahy Story Book Shirley Hughes Dent 1973 [1]
Clancy's Cabin Trevor Stubley Dent 1974 [1]
The Bus Under the Leaves Margery Gill Dent 1974 [1]
The Rare Spotted Birthday Party Belinda Lyon Franklin Watts 1974 [1]
Stepmother Terry Burton Franklin Watts 1974 [1]
Rooms to Let
(US Rooms for Rent)
Jenny Williams Dent 1974 Published in the US by Franklin Watts.[1]
The Witch in the Cherry Tree Jenny Williams Dent 1974 [1]
Ultra-violet Catastrophe!: the Unexpected Walk with Great-Uncle Magnus Pringle Brian Froud Dent 1975 [1]
New Zealand: Yesterday and Today Z Franklin Watts 1975 [1]
The Third Margaret Mahy Story Book Shirley Hughes Dent 1975 [1]
The Great Millionaire Kidnap Jan Brychta Dent 1975 [1]
The Boy Who was Followed Home Steven Kellogg Franklin Watts 1975 [1]
Leaf Magic Jenny Williams Dent 1976 [1]
David's Witch Doctor Jim Russell Watts 1976 [1]
The Wind Between the Stars Brian Froud J.M. Dent & Sons 1976 [1] C
Look under V Deirdre Gardiner School Publications Branch, Dept. of Education 1977 [1]
Non-stop Nonsense Quentin Blake J.M. Dent & Sons 1977 [1]
The Pirate Uncle Mary Dinsdale J.M. Dent & Sons 1977 [1]
The Great Piratical Rumbustification & The Librarian and the Robbers Quentin Blake J.M. Dent
David R. Godine, Publisher
1978
1986
[1] C
Raging Robots and Unruly Uncles Peter Stevenson Dent 1981 [1] sfn
The Haunting Z Dent 1982 Winner of the Carnegie Medal (1982)[a] and the Esther Glen Award (1983)[1] sfn
The Chewing-gum Rescue and Other Stories Jan Ormerod Dent 1982 [1]
The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage: Dark Doings in the Thousand Islands Margaret Chamberlain Dent 1983 [1] sfn
The Birthday Burglar & A Very Wicked Headmistress Margaret Chamberlain Dent 1984 [1]
The Changeover: a Supernatural Romance Z Dent 1984 Winner of the Carnegie Medal (1984)[a] and the Esther Glen Award (1985)[1] sfn
The Dragon's Birthday Philip Webb Shortland 1984 [1]
Leaf Magic and Five Other Favourites Margaret Chamberlain J.M. Dent & Sons 1984 [3] C
The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate Margaret Chamberlain Viking Kestrel 1985 Also published in 1972 with Brian Froud as illustrator.[1][2]
The Catalogue of the Universe Z Dent 1985 Winner of the Phoenix Award (2005)[1]
Jam: a True Story Helen Craig Dent 1985 [1]
The Downhill Crocodile Whizz and Other Stories Ian Newsham J.M. Dent & Sons 1986 [4] C
The Tricksters Z J.M. Dent & Sons 1986 Honor Book at the Phoenix Awards (2006)[1] sfn
Aliens in the Family Z Scholastic 1986 [1] sfn
The Girl Who Washed in Moonlight Robyn Belton Heinemann 1987 [1]
Chocolate Porridge and Other Stories Shirley Hughes J.M. Dent & Sons 1987 [1]
Memory Z Dent 1987 Shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award (1988), winner of the Phoenix Award (2007)[1]
The Boy Who Bounced and Other Magic Tales Shirley Hughes Puffin 1988 [5] C
The Door in the Air and Other Stories Diana Catchpole Dent 1988 [1] C
The Blood-and-thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak Wendy Smith Dent 1989 Shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award (1990)[1] sfn
The Great White Man-eating Shark: a Cautionary Tale Jonathan Allen Dent/Holiday House 1989 [1]
The Tin Can Band and Other Poems Honey de Lacey Dent 1989 [1]
The Seven Chinese Brothers Jean and Mou-sien Tseng  Macmillan/Scholastic 1989 [1]
Making friends Wendy Smith Dent/M.K. McElderry Books 1990 [1]
The Pumpkin Man and the Crafty Creeper Helen Craig Jonathan Cape 1990 [1]
Dangerous Spaces Z Hamish Hamilton 1991 Shortlisted in the Fiction category of the AIM Children's Book Awards (1992)[1] sfn
Bubble Trouble and Other Poems and Stories Tony Ross Hamish Hamilton 1991 [1]
Keeping House Wendy Smith Hamish Hamilton/Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 1991 [6] C
The Horrendous Hullabaloo Patricia MacCarthy Hamish Hamilton 1992 [1]
Under-runners Z Hamish Hamilton/Viking 1992 Winner of the Esther Glen Award (1993) and shortlisted in the Junior Fiction category of the AIM Children's Book Awards (1993)[1]
The Girl With the Green Ear: Stories about Magic in Nature Shirley Hughes A.A. Knopf 1992 [1] C
The Good Fortunes Gang John Farman Doubleday 1993 Cousins quarter series, book 1[1]
A Fortunate Name Marion Young Delacorte 1993 Cousins quarter series, book 2[1]
A Fortune Branches Out John Farman Doubleday 1993 Cousins quarter series, book 3[1]
Tangled Fortunes John Farman Doubleday 1994 Cousins quarter series, book 4[1]
The Three-legged Cat Jonathan Allen Hamish Hamilton 1993 [1]
A Busy Day for a Good Grandmother Margaret Chamberlain Hamish Hamilton 1993 [1]
The Greatest Show Off Earth Wendy Smith Hamish Hamilton 1994 Shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award (1995)[1] sfn
The Dragon's Telephone Christine Ross Telecom New Zealand 1994 [1]
The Rattlebang Picnic Steven Kellogg Dial Books 1994 [1]
The Christmas Tree Tangle Anthony Kerins Hamish Hamilton 1994 [1]
The Big Black Bulging Bump Robert Staermose Scholastic 1995 [1]
Tingleberries, Tuckertubs and Telephones: a Tale of Love and Ice-cream Robert Staermose Hamish Hamilton 1995 Shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award (1996)[1]
The Other Side of Silence Z Hamish Hamilton/Viking 1995 Shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award (1997)[1]
Boom, Baby, Boom, Boom! Patricia MacCarthy Hamish Hamilton 1996 [1]
The Five Sisters Patricia MacCarthy Hamish Hamilton 1996 [1]
Questions Kids Ask Margaret Mahy Z Scholastic 1996 [1]
Beaten by a Balloon Jonathan Allen Hamish Hamilton/Penguin 1997 [1]
Operator Terror Ron Tiner Puffin 1997 [1]
The Horribly Haunted School Robert Staermose Hamish Hamilton 1997 [1] sfn
A Summery Saturday Morning Selina Young Hamish Hamilton 1998 Winner of Book of the Year and the Picture Book category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards (1999)[1]
Down in the Dump with Dinsmore Stephen Axelsen Puffin 1999 In the Kiwi Bites series. In the Junior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2000)[1]
Don't read this! and Other Tales of the Unnatural Thé Tjong-Khing Front Street 1998 A collection of ghost stories and "spooky tales" for children by several authors. Mahy wrote the first story, Fingers on the Back of the Neck.[7]
A Villain's Night Out Harry Horse Puffin 1999 Winner of an Honour Award in the Junior Fiction category of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards (2000). Included in the Junior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2000)[1]
Simply Delicious! Jonathan Allen Frances Lincoln 1999 [1]
24 hours Z Margaret K. McElderry Books/Collins 2000 Winner of the Esther Glen Award, an Honour Award in the Senior Fiction category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and included in the Senior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (all 2001)[1]
Down the Dragon's Tongue Patricia MacCarthy Frances Lincoln 2000 Included in the Picture Book category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2002)[1]
A Dissolving Ghost: Essays and More Z Victoria University Press 2000 [1]
The Riddle of the Frozen Phantom Chris Mould Collins 2001 Winner of an Honour Award in the Senior Fiction category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and included in the Senior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (both 2002)[1] sfn
Dashing Dog! Sarah Garland Frances Lincoln 2002 Included in the Picture Book category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2003)[1]
Alchemy Z CollinsFlamingo 2002 Winner of the Senior Fiction category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award, and included in the Senior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (all 2003)[1][8] sfn
Zerelda's Horses Gabriella Klepatski Puffin 2005 In the Kiwi Bites series[1]
Maddigan's Fantasia
(also Maddigan's Quest)
Z HarperCollins 2005 Shortlisted in the Junior Fiction category of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and included in the Junior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (both 2006).[1] sfn
Kaitangata Twitch Z Allen & Unwin 2005 Winner of an Honour Award in the Senior Fiction category of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and included in the Senior Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (both 2006).[1]
Portable Ghosts Z HarperCollins 2006 [1]
Down the Back of the Chair Polly Dunbar Frances Lincoln 2006 Special Mention in the Picture Books category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2007)[1]
Family Surprises Lyn Kriegler Puffin 2006 In the Kiwi Bites series[1]
Bubble Trouble Polly Dunbar Frances Lincoln 2008 Picture Book winner at the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards (2009)[1]
The Magician of Hoad
(also Heriot)
Z HarperCollins 2008 [1] sfn
Awesome Aotearoa: Margaret Mahy's History of New Zealand Trace Hodgson AUT University Media 2009 [1]
The Dark Blue 100-ride Bus Ticket Z HarperCollins 2009 [1] sfn
The Word Witch: the Magical Verse of Margaret Mahy edited by Tessa Duder, David Elliot[9] HarperCollins 2009 Winner of an Honour Award in the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Book Awards.[1]
Organ Music Z Gecko Press 2010 Included in the Young Adult Fiction category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2011)[1] sfn
The Moon and Farmer McPhee David Elliot Random House 2010 Winner of the Book of the Year Award, and the Picture Book category, at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards; and included in the Picture Book category of the Storylines Notable Books List (2011)[1]
The Margaret Mahy Treasury: Eleven Favourite Stories from the Marvellous Margaret Mahy Z Puffin 2011 [1]
Footsteps Through the Fog Gavin Bishop Puffin 2012 Authors' royalties will be donated to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Due for publication on 24 October 2012, as of August 2012.[10]
The Green Bath Steven Kellogg Arthur A. Levine Books 2013
Tale of a tail Tony Ross Orion Children's Books 2014 Commissioned by Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty, this posthumously published novel was loosely inspired by the character of his real-life animal friend.[11][12]

Television[edit]

Series/title Episode(s) Role(s) Year Notes
Woolly Valley All Writer 1982 [13]
Cuckoo Land All Creator/writer 1986 [14][15][16]
The Haunting of Barney Palmer N/A (television film) Writer/original author 1986 Based on Mahy's 1982 novel, The Haunting[14][17]
Aliens in the Family All Original author 1987 Based on Mahy's 1986 novel of the same name.[15][18]
Dramarama The Horrible Story Original author 1987 [14][15][19]
Playbus The Princess and the Clown
Thunderstorms and Rainbows
Original author 1988 [14][20][21]
Strangers All Creator/writer 1989 Gold Medal – Young Programme (Ages 7–12) at the 1990 New York Film Festival[14][22]
Typhon's People N/A (television film) Writer 1993 [14][23]
The Magical World of Margaret Mahy  All Creator/original author 1994 [14][15]
Made in New Zealand – Margaret Mahy N/A (documentary) Subject 2004 [14][15]
Maddigan's Quest All Creator/writer 2005 Accompanied by her 2005 novel, Maddigan's Fantasia. Best Children's Programme and various other awards and nominations at the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards. Bronze Medal – Youth Television Programme (ages 7–12), and Best Art Direction – Television Section at the 2006 New York Festival, and nominated for Best Direction. Nominated for Best Children's/Youth Programme at the 2006 Qantas Television Awards.[14][15][24]
A Tall Long Faced Tale N/A (documentary) Subject 2008 [14][25]
Kaitangata Twitch All Original author 2010 Best Children's/Youth Programme at the 2011 Aotearoa Film & Television Awards. Platinum Remi Award (Mini-series category) at 2010 WorldFest-Houston. Various awards and nominations at the 2010 Qantas Film and TV Awards. Nominated in 7–11-year-old Fiction category at 2010 Prix Jeunesse (Germany).[14][26]
Episode One Associate producer/cameo 

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Kate Greenaway Medal and Carnegie Medal are companion annual book awards by the British librarians (CILIP, formerly the Library Association). They recognise the year's best children's books published in the UK, judged for illustration and writing respectively. Mahy won two Carnegie Medals and wrote the text for one Greenaway winner, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (all when the awards were open only to British subjects).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx "Margaret Mahy". Storylines.org.nz. Auckland, New Zealand: Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. n.d. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The man whose mother was a pirate". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leaf magic and five other favourites". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "The downhill crocodile whizz : and other stories". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Boy who bounced and other magic tales". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "A tall story and other tales". WorldCat A Reading Rainbow Review Book in this episode is "My Life with the Wave". Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Don't read this! : and other tales of the unnatural". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Alchemy". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 42004954. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ The Word Witch
  10. ^ "Footsteps Through The Fog". Penguin Books Australia. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin Group (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Knight, Kim. "The truth behind Margaret Mahy's last book". The Press. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tale of a tail". WorldCat. Dublin, OH: OCLC. OCLC 872710373. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Woolly Valley – Series One Compilation: Key Cast and Crew". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Margaret Mahy | Author". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Margaret Mahy | Author: Biography". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cuckoo Land". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Simon, Annie. "The Haunting of Barney Palmer: A Perspective". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Aliens in the Family". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Horrible Story". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "The Princess and the Clown". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "Thunderstorms and Rainbows". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Strangers: Series Synopsis". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "Typhon's People". IMDb. IMDb.com. OCLC 32533502. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Maddigan's Quest: Key Cast and Crew". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "A Tall Long Faced Tale". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Kaitangata Twitch – Episode One". NZ On Screen. Wellington New Zealand: NZ On Air. OCLC 268791231. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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