In honour of this brilliant and beloved author, a group of New Zealand writers and illustrators are organising a Margaret Mahy Nationwide read and have set up a related Facebook page.
Image of the Margaret Mahy sculpture located outside Christchurch's Arts Centre.
On August 11, libraries all around the country will host writers, illustrators, and other enthusiasts reading aloud from their favourite Margaret Mahy books.
Details of each local event will be posted to the facebook page as they are confirmed.
If you can't make it to one of the library events, join in at around 11am on the 11th by reading your favourite Margaret Mahy - wherever you may be!
Creative New Zealand mourns the passing of renowned children’s author Margaret Mahy.
The author of more than 120 titles, and translated into 15 languages, Margaret had readers throughout the world.
Prior to writing full time she worked as a children’s librarian at Christchurch City Libraries.
Awarded the Order of New Zealand in 1993, she also won many major international awards for children’s writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. Most recently she won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award for The Moon and Farmer McPhee.
More information on her life and works can be found on the New Zealand Book Council website.