An illustrated selection of the poetry of Margaret Mahy
, illustrated by David Elliot.
With a foreword by Tessa Duder, this landmark book celebrates the other works of our leading children's writer. Celebrated internationally for her intricate novels and hilariously original picture books, Margaret Mahy
's scintillating verse and perfect poems are too often overlooked. Collected together for this first time in a ground breaking anthology, they have been lovingly illustrated by David Elliot. This beautiful book will be a must in every school, every library and in the homes of everyone who loves poetry, life and laughter.
is one of the world's best-loved authors, writing wonderfully funny and imaginative children's poems, stories and picture books as well as ground-breaking novels for young adults, thrilling readers for more than forty years. A member of the Order of New Zealand, an Honorary Doctor of Letters and twice winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature, she has also been honoured by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as a Living Icon, received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction, and been awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.