Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret MahyMinrui Yang (Illustrator) Minrui Yang has always loved to draw, particularly with oil pastels. She studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland and was shortlisted for the Gavin Bishop Award for children's illustrations in 2017. Her work has been exhibited in Chromacon and the Nomadic Art Gallery. Minrui won the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize in 2021.