MAHY, Margaret. New Zealander, b. 1936. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Poetry, History. Career: Full-time writer. Former Librarian, School Library Service, Christchurch; Writer-in-Residence, Canterbury University, 1984, and College of Advanced Ed. of W.A., 1985. Publications: The Dragon of an Ordinary Family, 1969; A Lion in the Meadow, 1969; Mrs. Discombobulous, 1969; Pillycock's Shop, 1969; The Procession, 1969; The Little Witch, 1970; Sailor Jack and the 20 Orphans, 1970; The Princess and the Clown, 1970; The Boy with Two Shadows, 1971; Seventeen Kings and Forty Two Elephants (verse), 1972; The First Second, Third Margaret Mahy Story Book: Stories and Poems, 3 vols., 1972-75; The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, 1972; The Railway Engine and the Hairy Brigands, 1973; Rooms for Rent (in U.K. as Rooms to Let), 1974; The Witch in the Cherry Tree, 1974; Clancy's Cabin, 1974; The Rare Spotted Birthday Party, 1974; Stepmother, 1974; New Zealand: Yesterday and Today, 1975; The Bus under the Leaves, 1975; The Ultra-Violet Catastrophe!, 1975; The Great Millionaire Kidnap, 1975; Leaf Magic, 1975; The Boy Who Was Followed Home, 1975; The Wind between the Stars, 1976; David's Witch Doctor, 1976; The Pirate Uncle, 1977; Nonstop Nonsense, 1977; The Great Piratical Rumbustification, 1979; Fearsome Robots and Frightened Uncles, 1980; Raging Robots and Unruly Uncles, 1981; The Chewing-Gum Rescue, 1982; The Haunting (Carnegie Medal), 1983; The Changeover, 1983; The Pirate's Mixed-Up Voyage, 1983; The Birthday Burglar and a Very Wicked Headmistress, 1984; The Catalogue of the Universe, 1985; Jam, 1985; Aliens in the Family, 1986; The Tricksters, 1986; The Downhill Crocodile Whizz and Other Stories, 1986; Memory, 1987; The Horrible Story and Others, 1987; The Door in the Air, 1988; The Blood and Thunder, 1989; Adventures on Hurricane Peak, 1989; The Pumpkin Man and the Crafty Creeper, 1990; Making Friends, 1990; Keeping House, 1991; Dangerous Spaces, 1991; The Queen's Goat, 1991; A Tall Story and Other Tales, 1992; Seven Chinese Brothers, 1992; Bubble Trouble: And Other Poems, 1992; The Horrendous Hullaballo, 1992; The Girl with the Green Ear, 1992; Underrunners, 1992; The Good Fortunes Gang, 1993; The Cousins Quartet, Books 1-4 (junior novels), 1994; Tick Tock Tales, 1994; Tingleberries, Tuckertubs and Telephones, 1995; The Five Sisters, 1996; Boom, Baby, Boom, Boom, 1997; Horribly Haunted School, 1997; Don't Read This, 1998; Beaten by a Balloon, 1998; Summery Saturday Morning, 1998; Simply Delicious, 1999; 24 Hours, 2000; A Dissolving Ghost, 2000; Down the Dragon's Tongue, 2000; Dashing Dog, 2002; Alchemy (young adult novel), 2002. Address: RD No 1, Lyttelton, New Zealand.