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Description - Jam by Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy's classic story about a father's passion for making plum jam for his long-suffering family, illustrated by Helen Craig.

'The whole house is like a jam factory,' said Clement.
'It's like a school for jam pots,' said Clarissa.
'Your father is a born artist,' said Mrs Castle. 'He is the Picasso of jam makers.'
'But now we must eat it all up,' said Mr Castle firmly.

Mr Castle has discovered that he has a hidden talent - for making plum jam. His wife and children watch with growing wonder as he fills every jar, vase, glass and pot in the house. But where will it all end?

The marvellous Margaret Mahy's delightfully funny story about a family's valiant attempt to deal with nature's generosity is as fresh today as when it was first published in 1985.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143504399
ISBN-10: 0143504398
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 177mm x 2mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Margaret Mahy

Date- 2013-08-06 Margaret Mahy is internationally recognised as one of today's 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 has also won the Esteher Glen Award five times and the Observer Teenage Fiction Award once. Born in a country town in New Zealand, the oldest of a family of five, with over twenty cousins in the surrounding neighbourhood, Margaret Mahy grew up with a strong sense of being part of a close family. She lives near Christchurch in New Zealand. In 1936, the year Margaret Mahy was born, only four books for children were published in New Zealand. Mahy was influential in changing the landscape of children's literature in her homeland - one of the most prolific of authors, she penned over 100 titles. Her output includes poetry, picture books, works for older children, teenage novels, television scripts and stories for magazines and newspapers. Mahy grew up in a close family with five brothers and sisters. Her always vivid imagination made life at school interesting rather than easy. After seeing The Jungle Book, she announced to her astonished seven-year-old classmates that she could talk to animals - 'I had to resort to talking a certain gibberish and eating leaves and drinking out of puddles to prove how close I was to the

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