Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Changeover - Margaret Mahy's classic tale now a major movie

The Changeover
Margaret Mahy

Hachette New Zealand |29 August 2017
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 eyes.
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.


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