Tag Archives: Margaret Mahy

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Mister Whistler Author:  Margaret Mahy Illustrator:  Gavin Bishop Publisher:  Gecko Press USA  2012 Age:  2 – 6 years Theme:   absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, Opening Line:  Mister Whistler woke up kicking his feet in the air.  His sheets were twined and tangled around … Continue reading

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“A Lion in the Meadow”

A 1969 picture book treasure written by the renowned New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.  Illustrated by:  Jenny Williams Published by:  Puffin Books Age:  3 – 7 years Theme:  Imagination Opening Lines:  The little boy said, “Mother, there is a lion … Continue reading

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Tribute to an Iconic Writing Treasure

At or around 11am on Saturday the 11th August a Reading Aloud Tribute in honour of Margaret Mahy, a New Zealand writing treasure of children’s and young adult stories, who recently passed away, is being held across the country here … Continue reading

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