Beloved New Zealand Author Margaret Mahy Dies
Beloved New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy, who wrote more than 120 books and earned acclaim at home and abroad, has died at the age of 76. She died Monday after being diagnosed with cancer, her cousin Ron Mahy said. Mahy's best-known books include "A Lion in the Meadow," ''The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate" and "Bubble Trouble."
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