A collection of Margaret Mahy's work including 10 wildly zany stories and 17 nifty comic poems. Mahy has an endlessly inventive imagination
Wonderfully witty and delightfully silly collection of stories and rhyming nonsense from all-star author and artist team, Margaret Mahy and Quentin Blake.
Readers meet the man from Fandango who pays a visit once every five hundred years, the word wizard who casts his spell over the Delmonico family, and many other unforgettable characters in this veritable carnival of stories and poems.
'Mahy makes it [the language] prance and turn and swoop like the lively characters Blake brings airily to life in his inimitable style . . . A treasure trove for storytellers, teachers, parents, or browsers.' Kirkus
There are well over 100 pages of mischievous, marvelous stories and poems in this collection - Publishers Weekly
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.
'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy