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Score: 8.8/10  [1 review]
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ProdID: 3775 - Margaret Mahy: A Tall Long Faced Tale
Topic: Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy: A Tall Long Faced Tale
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An interviewer once asked Margaret May "If she were transformed into her true self, what she would become?" Margaret replied, "A tall long-faced tale". What better way to describe a legend who is widely acknowledged to be one of New Zealand's greatest writers?

Margaret Mahy is famous for her children's and young adult books and has received many literary accolades including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 - the world's most prestigious acknowledgement for excellence in children's writing. But there was much more to Margaret Mahy than that.

In this documentary we discover the real Margaret - Margaret the intellectual, Margaret the magical, Margaret the witty, the whimsical and the wicked.

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Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 4th of February, 2013

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This Review: 8.8/10
Accuracy:
Score 9 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
Extra Features:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I won this DVD as part of a prize pack at Christmas time, and I was stoked. I am a big fan of Margaret Mahy. Having grown up with her story books, and the fact that her writings grew with me. Even as a teenager I enjoyed her writing. My memory of her is of a friendly, extroverted lady in a rainbow wig, and I think most New Zealanders would say the same. This DVD is a treasure, because its a glimpse into the author's life and her writing process.

You get to know a little bit about her personal life and how she got into writing. Its not too revealing (at least I didn't think so), but you know she was a single mum and how she fell into writing stories. She talks about her parents and them inspiring a few of her stories as well, especially her father. I really liked the way the questions were posed to her and how relaxed she is in her answers. Its like a nice conversation over a cuppa.

Throughout the DVD interview, characters from her various stories pop up. Either as animations, or as ghostly figures phasing in and out. Its neat to see them ask her questions about how she imagined them, and what made her think of them. I would caution parents that there is a little bit of female nudity in the DVD. I didn't realise and so my daughter was watching at that point. From my point of view the book they were referring to seemed to be about sexual re-awakening. So for some parents that would be not a good topic for their children to view. My daughter didn't really get what was happening and only asked about the tattoos, so it wasn't a big deal for me.

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