It is with great sadness that I read last night of the passing of author Margaret Mahy – she was a truly inspiring woman and literary legend – her works enthralled the children I worked with in a local school, and gave them, and my own children, hours of reading pleasure – this one being a favourite.

What a wonderful legacy of writing for children she leaves us. Thank you Margaret Mahy. Some excellent tributes to Margaret appear on Graham Beattie’s Blog here:http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default