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Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

Autor(a) de The Seven Chinese Brothers

263+ Works 11,660 Membros 358 Reviews 24 Favorited

About the Author

Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published mostrar mais in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Margaret Mahy

The Seven Chinese Brothers (1990) 1,491 cópias
The Changeover (1984) 854 cópias
A Summery Saturday Morning (1998) 359 cópias
The Boy Who Was Followed Home (1800) 347 cópias
The Haunting (1982) 341 cópias
Bubble Trouble (1991) 330 cópias
The Tricksters (1985) 315 cópias
Catalogue of the Universe (1985) 281 cópias
Maddigan's Fantasia (2005) 260 cópias
17 Kings and 42 Elephants (1987) 258 cópias
Memory (1987) 219 cópias
Alchemy (2002) 211 cópias
The Rattlebang Picnic (1994) 206 cópias
The World in 1492 (1992) 196 cópias
Down the Back of the Chair (2006) 194 cópias
A Lion in the Meadow (1969) 179 cópias
Aliens in the Family (1985) 167 cópias
The Magician of Hoad (2008) 134 cópias
The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage (1983) 127 cópias
24 Hours (2000) 118 cópias
Underrunners (1992) 118 cópias
The Other Side of Silence (1995) 110 cópias
The Three-Legged Cat (1993) 107 cópias
Dangerous Spaces (1991) 107 cópias
Jam (1985) 87 cópias
The Five Sisters (1996) 78 cópias
Leaf magic (1976) 75 cópias
The Witch in the Cherry Tree (1974) 68 cópias
The Horrendous Hullabaloo (1992) 61 cópias
The Green Bath (2013) 61 cópias
The Girl with the Green Ear (1992) 60 cópias
The Man from the Land of Fandango (1600) — Autor — 56 cópias
Boom Baby Boom Boom (1996) 55 cópias
When the King Rides By (1986) 53 cópias
The Good Fortunes Gang (1993) 53 cópias
The Horribly Haunted School (1997) 50 cópias
Kaitangata Twitch (2005) 47 cópias
Nonstop Nonsense (1977) 46 cópias
Making Friends (1990) 45 cópias
The Boy With Two Shadows (1987) 44 cópias
The Dragon's Birthday (1863) 38 cópias
The Christmas Tree Tangle (1994) 36 cópias
Dashing Dog (2002) 36 cópias
The Gargling Gorilla (2003) 35 cópias
Beaten by a Balloon (1997) 35 cópias
The Greatest Show off Earth (1600) 33 cópias
Simply Delicious! (1999) 32 cópias
A Fortunate Name (1993) 31 cópias
The Pirate Uncle (1977) 31 cópias
Clancy's Cabin (1974) 29 cópias
Fantail Fantail (1989) 29 cópias
My Wonderful Aunt, Story One (1986) 28 cópias
Keeping House (1991) 27 cópias
The Queen's Goat (1991) 26 cópias
Mister Whistler (2012) 26 cópias
Mr. Rumfitt (1987) 26 cópias
Guinea Pig Grass (1987) 26 cópias
Don't Read This! : And Other Tales of the Unnatural (1994) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The tree doctor (1987) 25 cópias
My Wonderful Aunt: Story Two (1986) 23 cópias
Organ Music (2010) 23 cópias
A Fortune Branches Out (1993) 23 cópias
Crocodile, crocodile (1990) 23 cópias
Bus Under the Leaves (1974) 22 cópias
Feeling Funny (1986) 22 cópias
The Garden Party (1986) 22 cópias
The New House Villain (1987) 22 cópias
Midnight Story (1996) 21 cópias
Down the dragon's tongue (2000) 21 cópias
Tangled Fortunes (1994) 20 cópias
Trouble on the Bus (1986) 20 cópias
The Three Magicians (1990) 20 cópias
The Spider in the Shower (1984) 18 cópias
A Villain's Night Out (1999) 18 cópias
The Funny Funny Clown Face (1987) 18 cópias
No dinner for Sally (1989) 17 cópias
The Margaret Mahy Treasury (2011) 16 cópias
A Tall Story and Other Tales (1991) 16 cópias
The Moon and Farmer McPhee (2010) 16 cópias
Going to the Beach (1984) 16 cópias
Giant Soup (1984) 15 cópias
My Mysterious World (1995) 14 cópias
The Adventures of a Kite (1985) 14 cópias
The Mad Puppet (1987) 14 cópias
Wibble-wobble (1984) 13 cópias
A Very Wicked Headmistress (1995) 12 cópias
The Wind Between the Stars (1976) 11 cópias
Operation Terror (Surfers) (1600) 11 cópias
Portable ghosts (2006) 10 cópias
The Dentist's Promise (1991) 10 cópias
The Tale of a Tail (2014) 10 cópias
The Fiddle and the Gun ( (1992) 9 cópias
An Elephant in the House (1986) 9 cópias
The Witch Dog (2014) 9 cópias
The dragon's telephone (1994) 8 cópias
Mrs. Discombobulous (1969) 8 cópias
Wait for Me! (2003) 8 cópias
The Little Witch (1970) 7 cópias
The procession (1969) 7 cópias
Footsteps through the fog (2012) 6 cópias
My Wonderful Aunt Story Six (1988) 6 cópias
The cake (1985) 6 cópias
The Catten (1985) 6 cópias
Me and My Dog (2003) 5 cópias
Leap year (1996) 5 cópias
The Crocodile in the Garden (1985) 5 cópias
Aunt Nasty (2016) 5 cópias
The Little Round Husband (1990) 5 cópias
The Earthquake (1985) 4 cópias
Mrs Bubble's Baby (1983) 4 cópias
The big black bulging bump (1995) 4 cópias
The Princess and the Clown (1971) 4 cópias
Pillycock's Shop (1969) 4 cópias
Arguments (Read-Alongs) (1986) 3 cópias
Mouse Wedding (Tiddlywinks) (1991) 3 cópias
Zerelda's horses (2005) 3 cópias
Mr Rooster (1988) 3 cópias
The Bubbling Crocodile (1989) 3 cópias
A Crocodile in the Library (1989) 3 cópias
Rooms for rent (1974) 3 cópias
The Baby-sitter (1988) 3 cópias
The Magician's Lunch (1986) 3 cópias
A Good Knee for a Cat * (1997) 3 cópias
Beautiful Pig (1988) 3 cópias
The Great Car Clean-out (2002) 3 cópias
Crocodile Lake (1997) 3 cópias
White Elephants (1996) 3 cópias
David's Witch Doctor (1976) 2 cópias
Off to the Shop (2001) 2 cópias
Operazione terrore (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
L' esperimento di E. Carnival (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Adventures of the robber pig (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Long Grass of Tumbledown Road (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Fantail (Ready to Read) (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Rapimento in biblioteca (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Look Under V 1 exemplar(es)
Little Brown House (Tiddlywinks) (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Chocolate Porridge (Early Reader) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
The Old Bus 1 exemplar(es)
Kiwi kids' collection 1 exemplar(es)
De draaimolen (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Zijn moeder was zeerover (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
De bende van Fortuin (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Mr Rooster's Dilemma 1 exemplar(es)
La figlia della luna. Oscar Junior (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
An troid ar an chnoc 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contribuinte — 629 cópias
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
Free? Stories About Human Rights (2009) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
The Wilful Eye (2011) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Centuries of Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Bones: Terrifying Tales to Haunt Your Dreams (2011) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Picador Book of Contemporary New Zealand Fiction (1996) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons (1972) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Ghost Story Treasury (1987) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Snapshots (1995) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1977 (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 1977 (1970) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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RIP Margaret Mahy em The Green Dragon (Agosto 2012)
YA Sci-fi/Fantasy Alchemist??? em Name that Book (Agosto 2010)

Resenhas

The extremely clever Margaret Mahy has written some wonderful poetry here. It begs to be read aloud, but it'll take you some practice to really pull it off.

Weirdly, when I was reading it, I thought of that scene in Anne of Avonlea (the movie) where Anne performs Tennyson's "The Highwayman" at a fancy event. I then had a brief daydream in which I dramatically recited Bubble Trouble while wearing puffed sleeves before a crowd of children. I think it would totally work without the illustrations.

Um, I think this review is starting to say more about me than the book, so I'll wrap it up. Due to length, I'd say this is best for ages 4 and up.
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LibrarianDest | outras 26 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Oh my dear. Sooooo British.
 
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LibrarianDest | outras 44 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
For a children's book, this one was rather nice. I found the writing to be poetic at times, but at other times, it was a bit too descriptive for me. The story was not bad, but perhaps a bit flimsy. Yes, there are several themes: Laura's relationship with her mother and how she feels about the mother's new boyfriend, Laura's relationship with the witch-boy Sorry and his journey back to having feelings, and of course the freeing of Laura's brother Jacko of an evil demon. I guess the different story lines are well done, but particularly the main one is a bit simplistic. Overall, the book was ok, but I'm not going to look for anything else by this author. I suppose I've outgrown this type of book after all...… (mais)
 
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zjakkelien | outras 36 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |
This novel examines two aspects of memory through the main characters, 19 year old Jonny and an elderly woman, Sophie, suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Jonny has been haunted for the last five years by the experience of witnessing his elder sister's death. His life has been derailed into booze and getting into fights, and on the anniversary of Janine's death he goes looking for the other witness, Janine's best friend Bonny, wanting to check whether his memory is really accurate. However, he encounters Sophie instead and soon finds himself becoming her caregiver despite his better judgement, especially when it seems she is being swindled by someone who is posing as her landlord.

As with other Mahy fiction, the characters are well fleshed out. The portrayal of Alzheimer's is all too convincing. A touching relationship develops as Jonny finds someone who needs him and in caring for her he gradually moves away from obsession with his own troubles, ironically finding answers to those along the way.

The book would be a good way of explaining this form of dementia to its original age range audience, but I think they would probably find the 1980s teenage trappings - a tape-based Walkman that Jonny relies on to blot out his surroundings being chief among them - and the lack of today's mobile phone culture too dated, which is a pity. I also found the story dragged a bit in the middle before it built up steam for the ending chapters, and I'm not convinced by the mild results of Jonny's dramatic action.

As far as the authorial decision to make two of the character names Jonny and Bonny, perhaps this is meant to drive home the way he has projected so much of his own fantasies onto his sister's friend so that she is almost an aspect of himself, but that could be reading too much into it. But if not it is an odd naming choice. On balance, a 3-star read.
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kitsune_reader | outras 5 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
263
Also by
25
Membros
11,660
Popularidade
#2,020
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
358
ISBNs
1,297
Idiomas
16
Favorito
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