The Tricksters

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M.K. McElderry Books, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 266 pages
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While gathered together for the Christmas holiday, a large New Zealand family and their various guests and hangers-on find their lives suddenly invaded by three fascinating but rather sinister brothers and by New Year nothing is the same again.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Even this is YA, I'm not getting through it very fast. I think, in part, it's because it's a paranormal mystery kind of thing, and I'm not used to reading them - I have to stop and think hard every ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Smith - Goodreads

I had not read any Margaret Mahy before this, but I'm glad I have now. This is a kid's book (probably early YA, really) that has depth. The grey area that surrounds Ovid, Hadfield and Felix is as murky as the sea that surrounds them. I will be looking for more Margaret Mahy stories. Read full review

Contents

A Possible Ghost
3
The Writer up under the Roof
12
Hand to Hand
17
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.

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