Keeping House by margaret [illustrated by wendy smith] mahy

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Ashamed to let the housekeeper see how untidy her house has become, Lizzie Firkin cleans it herself.
 

About margaret [illustrated by wendy smith] mahy

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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, A Lion in the Meadow, The Seven Chinese Brothers, and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. 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.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by Margaret K. McElderry. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lizzie Firkin is a songwriter whose successful career includes playing the trombone at a nightclub.

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Lizzie Firkin, a songwriter, lives in a decaying old house with her cat and parrot, and spends her nights performing in a nightclub.

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