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Mister Whistler

By Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop

A hilarious, lively picture book by two of the luminaries of New Zealand children’s books.

Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat... Where is Mister Whistler’s ticket?

  • Margaret Mahy is one of New Zealand's greatest children's writers
  • Striking illustrations by Gavin Bishop, evoking classic 1940s New Zealand
  • The first picture book partnership for these two luminaries of New Zealand children’s books

About the author

Margaret Mahy is one of the world’s best and most famous children’s authors. She was born in 1936, and wrote her first story at the age of seven. She won numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson award in 2006. Margaret lived in Governor’s Bay, New Zealand until her death in 2012.

About the illustrator

Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngati Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2000.

ISBN: 9781877467929
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Dimensions: 260 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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