The Man from the Land of Fandango

By Margaret Mahy; Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547819884, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 23, 2012

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From the creators of Bubble Trouble, a whimsical, rhythmical rhymed romp that invites readers to meet a splendidly imaginary visitor.

About the Author

Margaret Mahy lived in New Zealand and was internationally acknowledged as one of the most outstanding children’s writers of her day. She was the author of more than two hundred books for children of all ages, two of which received England's Carnegie Medal and others of which have garnered numerous citations from the American Library Association. She was also the recipient of an Order of New Zealand, the highest honor a citizen can receive. In 2006 she receivd the Hans Christian Andersen award for her contributions to international children's literature.

Praise For The Man from the Land of Fandango

"Wonderfully exuberant and completely delightful."—Kirkus, starred review

"A lively selection for preschool storytime and a great addition to most collections."—School Library Journal

"An unrepentantly joyful bit of whimsy, one that exudes a sense of magic on every page."—Publishers Weekly

"With this latest offering, Mahy places herself right up there with the nineteenth-century masters of the form, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll."—Horn Book

"This innocently surreal and deceptively effortless depiction of play highlights the skills of two masters of the craft and is substantive cotton candy for reading aloud, moving along to, and enjoying."—Booklist

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