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A tall story and other tales by Margaret Mahy

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Published by M.K. McElderry Books, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York .
Written in English


  • Children"s stories, New Zealand,
  • Short stories

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About the Edition

A collection of eleven tales featuring such characters as an uncle who tells outrageous stories, a pirate queen and her unusual pet, and a boy who catches a witch.

Edition Notes

StatementMargaret Mahy ; illustrated by Jan Nesbitt.
ContributionsNesbitt, Jan, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M2773 Tal 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1570305M
ISBN 100689505477
LC Control Number91062222

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