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Mahy, Margaret, 1936-2012

LC control no.n 80067107
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LC classificationPR9639.3.M24
Personal name headingMahy, Margaret, 1936-2012
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Other standard no.Q275633
Associated countryNew Zealand
Birth date1936-03-21
Death date2012-07-23
Place of birthWhakatane (N.Z.)
Place of deathChristchurch (N.Z.)
Field of activityChildren's books Young adult literature Library science
AffiliationAuckland University College
Canterbury University College (Christchurch, N.Z.)
New Zealand Library School
Canterbury Public Library
University of Canterbury
Profession or occupationAuthors Librarians
Found inHer A lion in the meadow, 1969.
When the king rides by, 1995: CIP t.p. (Margaret Mahy) data sheet (b. 1936)
Tick tock tales, c1994: t.p. (Margaret Mahy) jkt. (New Zealander; twice winner of the Carnegie Medal; in 1993 awarded The Order of New Zealand)
Wikipedia WWW site, July 24, 2012 (Margaret Mahy, ONZ; b. Mar. 21, 1936, Whakatane; d. July 23, 2012, Christchurch; New Zealand author of children's and young adult books)
Wikipedia, viewed Nov. 7, 2023: Margaret Mahy (Margaret Mahy ONZ (21 March 1936 - 23 July 2012) was a New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up. She wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. Her first published story was "Harry is Bad", written at age seven (published in the children's page of the Bay of Plenty Beacon). Mahy completed her B.A. at Auckland University College (1952-1954) and Canterbury University College, graduating in 1955.[14] In 1956 she trained at the New Zealand Library School, Wellington as a librarian. She worked as a librarian in Petone, the School Library Service in Christchurch, and in 1976 was appointed Children's Librarian at Canterbury Public Library. During this time many of her stories were published in the New Zealand School Journal and her first book saw her become known internationally. Mahy became a full-time writer in 1980. She went on to win numerous book awards and honours for her contributions to New Zealand and to children's literature. One was an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Canterbury. In 1985 she established the Margaret Mahy Fees Scholarship at the University of Canterbury.)
Simon & Schuster (website), viewed Nov. 7, 2023: Margaret Mahy (Margaret Mahy has lived in New Zealand her entire life. A former children's librarian, she decided to become a full-time writer in 1980. From picture books to YA novels, the age groups for which she writes vary as much as the characters in her stories. She won the British Library Association's Carnegie medal for The Haunting and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance. She has also written such books as Alchemy and Maddigan's Fantasia. An author whose books have received many accolades and praise around the world, Mahy was awarded the Order of New Zealand, the highest honor a citizen of that country can receive, and in 2006 she was announced the winner of the International Board on Books for Young People's Hans Christian Andersen Award, given to a living author whose works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.)