Books by Margaret Mahy
NPR stories about Margaret Mahy
The end of another year means another giant stack of books you missed during the past 12 months. Nancy Pearl, our favorite librarian, stops by to share recommendations that should keep old, young and 'tween readers content.
The trouble begins when young Mabel blows a bubble that ensnares her baby brother, wafts out the house and begins floating around town. This children's book by Margaret Mahy is beautifully illustrated with the watercolor and cut paper pictures of illustrator Polly Dunbar.
Animated film director John Davis is back in theaters this month with The Ant Bully. His cartoon hero, one Lucas Nickle, is a boy cut down to size by a colony of creepy-crawlies. But before Davis made movies he read books. A short list for the younger set.