Farewell to the great Margaret Mahy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Everyone

 

It is very sad news indeed that New Zealand and the rest of the world has lost one of the greatest children’s book writers. Margaret died yesterday after a short illness and we will miss her creativity always. I know from meeting and working with her on many occasions how inspirational she was. She always made time for everyone and spent ages signing books, always adding a little drawing or two.
The photo here is the last one taken at the Children’s Bookshop in Christchurch shorlty before it was destroyed in the earthquakes. She is signing books for the kids at the school I work in during the week and it is a photo I treasure. .

In our house, our favourite book was The man whose mother was a pirate but there have been so many others.  To hear her recite word perfect,  Bubble Trouble was truly amazing.   Farewell Margaret and rest in peace. Thank you for all your stories and inspiration.

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