By Mahy, MargaretIllustrated by Elliot, David
A magical picture book that was winner of the 2011 NZ Post Children's Book Awards Book of the Year award. The cows and sheep think Farmer McPhee should stop frowning and start frisking. But Farmer McPhee just wants to get some sleep! Then one moonlit night, something changes... A... collaboration between our best loved writer for children, Margaret Mahy, and the wonderfully quirky illustrator, David Elliot, this is a stunning and heart-warming book. Beautifully produced with cut-out sections and fold-out pages, it is a very special gift.Read more
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Margaret Mahy is internationally recognised as one of the all-time best writers for young readers, her books having been translated into all the major languages of the world. Twice winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, she also won the Esther Glen Award five times and the Observer Teenage Fiction Award once. She died in 2012. David Elliot is an award-winning children's illustrator and author. He has written and illustrated seven picture books, including the 'Sydney penguin' books and Pigtails the Pirate (winner of the 2003 NZ Post Children's Picture Book Award). He has illustrated for many other New Zealand children's authors, including Jack Lasenby, Joy Cowley and Janet Frame. In 2011, David received the inaugural Arts Foundation Mallinson Rendel Award. In 2014 David was awarded the Margaret Mahy Award for lifetime contribution to Children's literature in New Zealand. David lives in Port Chalmers, near Dunedin, with his wife Gillian, and Molly the dog. He has two adult daughters, Mhairi and Jess.
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