Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Changeover - Margaret Mahy's classic tale now a major movie
Hachette New Zealand |29 August
PBK $19.99 RRP
Winner of the 1984 Carnegie Medal, The Changeover is a timeless
classic repackaged for a new generation with a foreword by Elizabeth Knox. In
cinemas 28th September.
'A clammy hand pressed Laura
down to her knees beside Jacko's bed. It was the hand of terror, nothing less.'
It was a warning. Laura felt it
when she looked in the mirror that morning. There had been others: the day her
father left home, the day she met Sorensen - the boy with the strange silver
But nothing had prepared Laura
for the horror of today. And now her little brother, Jacko, was fighting for
his life after being sucked dry of his youth by the sinister Carmody Braque. Laura knows there is only one
way to save Jacko; she must join Sorensen and use his supernatural powers to
change over if there is to be any hope for her little brother.
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated
children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been
translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed
to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for
children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans
Christian Andersen Award.