Tick Tock Tales by Margaret Mahy
Stories to Read Around the Clock

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An anthology of twelve read-aloud tales, which includes the story of a mouse that does his best to convince a cat that he is a dog, and an account of a hilarious shopping expedition

About Margaret 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. Wendy Smith is a highly experienced teacher of commerce subjects at all levels of secondary education. She has been heavily involved in curriculum development in commerce education as a writer and consultant for government and other agencies. Wendy is a contributor to the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association's publications and professional development programme. She is a regular speaker at teacher conferences and lectures.
Published January 1, 1994 by Margaret K McElderry.
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The island turns into a boat, and Jack and Emily sail to the orphanage where they marry and, in exchange for her pearls, adopt the 20 boys.

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