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A fresh look for an old favourite. Margaret Mahy is riding high - her prize-winning teenage fiction newly reissued by HarperCollins. Margaret Mahy has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal twice. Very appealing classic stories with parent and grandparent appeal.
Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives in New Zealand. Peter Bailey has been illustrating books for more than thirty-five years and has worked with many of today's best known authors, including Philip Pullman, Allan Ahlberg, Michael Morpurgo and Joan Aiken. He lives near Liverpool with his wife, Sian, who is also an illustrator.
"These stories and poems are alive with the sort of magic and fun that children's dreams are made of." Reading Evening Post, 23 Jul 04