Margaret Mahy

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Tue Jun 15 01:37:34 EDT 2004

Well, I once told her daughter her mum was #1 on my list of authors to
strangle on my way to the top... It was a joke, of course.

I admire her very much, but I consider her four authors rather than one. She
writes whimsical picture books, wild, wacky middle readers, intelligent
senior children's books and sublime YA fantasy. It's the fourth attribute I
value most. The Changeover is one of my all time favourite books.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith Ridge" <Judith.Ridge at>
To: <dwj at>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:28 PM
Subject: Margaret Mahy

> Sorry to be off topic here, but I thought this list would be likely to
> some ideas. I am writing up my interview with Margaret Mahy and she
> me as "an author's author", if you know what I mean. Does anyone know of
> quotes from other children's authors about what they admire about her
> This one is really hard to google!
> Thanks!
> Judith
> PS Any writers on the list want to send me a quote, that'd work!
> Judith Ridge
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