Where those kings are headed is a mystery, but no travelers ever had such a jolly time. Here is a royal romp through a tongue-twisting paradise.
Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Jake Raven, expecting to dislike her new stepsister and stepbrother, ends up helping them protect an alien from another dimension as he flees from mysterious pursuers with the ability to alter time.
A whimsical parody of politically correct parents. Sam Appleby's dad won't make him a sword, or even let him play with a water pistol. Instead, Dad buys Sam a nice, nonviolent sunflower and a balloon. But when Dad and Sam find themselves being threatened by the dread robber Buckbounder, they learn there's more bang in a sunflower than they could have ever guessed. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
In the first of these two short stories, Bassington, a rich little boy who has never had a birthday, decides to steal one from Mrs. Herringbone and Joanna Joy. In the second story, headmistress Tatiana Taffeta seeks an affluent farmer's hand in marriage.
Wheelchairs with rocket-launchers, villains, magic, music, poetry, hurricanes that come right on time... and a group of children who adore their school with its quirky curriculum and mysterious staff. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Enjoy a delightful story and practice counting hippopotami! Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
A young boy who agrees to take care of a witch's shadow while she is on vacation finds that having two shadows creates some unexpected problems. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble... Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibble-bobble way. For it broke away from Mabel as it bobbled across the table, where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. When little Mabel's bubble gets away from her, it's her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he's floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It's up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?
A very modern grandmother, Mrs. Oberon, rides her tuned-up trail bike to come to her son Scrimshaw's rescue when he cannot stop his teething baby from crying. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Confident Angela and intellectual Tycho seem an unlikely pair. They share a passion for deciphering the universe outside their own personal struggles. To Angela and Tycho, it seems the universe can be ordered; their own lives cannot. As their family struggles swirl around them, they are suddenly desperate to discover where they fit in.
When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers.
The Chewing-Gum Rescue--(Chewing gum can be useful... and fun...) The Giant's Bath--(Just where does all that water go?) The Midnight Story on Griffon Hill--(It was a sad story, but it thrilled the Griffins!) The Pumpkins of Witch Crunch--(If you have heads of cabbage growing in your garden, better share with your neighbors.) The World's Highest Tray Cloth--(Cross-stitching isn't for everyone.) The Boy Who Made Things Up--(The ocean might be fifty miles away, but Dad has sand in his shoes!) The Tatty Patchwork Rubbish Dump Dancers--(They lost their home but cured the king.) The Traveling Boy and the Stay-at-Home Bird--(The boy flies, the bird walks.) Gloves and Gardens--(Not only are their thumbs green...) The Singing Bus Line--[Concerts on their way to work, could that be harmful?) The Devil and the Corner Grocer--(The new line of products seemed like a good idea.)
One animal after another tries to rescue the kitten, but all of them get stuck! Who will help? Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
The prospect of a surprise camping trip to Clancy's Cabin, their father's favorite boyhood retreat, leaves the three Harriman children enthusiastic but odd occurrences at the abandoned hut soon lead them into a mysterious adventure.
"Dashing dog! Dashing dog! Oh, what a sight to see!" When a dashing dog gets into messy mischief, his family is exasperated. Then baby Betty falls off the jetty, and it's up to the brave dashing dog to save the day. Can this bedraggled puppy prove that looks aren't everything?Award-winning author Margaret Mahy's canine caper will tickle young readers until they sit up and beg for more! Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
An international collection of ghost stories and spooky tales by such authors as Susan Cooper, Roberto Piumini, and Bjarne Reuter.
Nine humorous magical stories about princes, witchcraft, and magic in the contemporary world.
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants and many more. But what will a troubled father win from down the back of the chair?Selling Points"Wonderful poetry from internationally-acclaimed author, Margaret Mahy"Margaret Mahy is the 2006 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award"A riot of imaginary creatures"Wild and wacky artwork by Polly Dunbar"A perfect read-aloud book with all the makings of a children's classic
When Mr. Belsaki chooses a dragon as a pet for his son, what was a very ordinary family begins some extraordinary adventures. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
A row of five linked paper dolls is whisked away by the wind before Sally's Nana can draw all their faces. Tossed by winds, drenched by water, and scorched by fire, the five sisters search for a mysterious island on the edge of the sea -- and acquire their own names, faces and unique personalities along the way.
A row of five linked paper dolls is whisked away by the wind before Sally's Nana can draw all their faces. Tossed by winds, drenched by water, and scorched by fire, the five sisters search for a mysterious island on the edge of the sea -- and acquire their own names, faces and unique personalities along the way. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Summary: In these two stories the protagonists have mischievous fun with a former pirate [who uses a wheelchair] and a band of robbers [who might make good children's librarians]. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and leaving him in happy aquatic solitude--until he is discovered by an amorous female shark. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Eight-year-old Barry begins receiving mental messages from an uncle thought dead.