Author(s): Margaret Mahy
Angela and Tycho couldn't be more different. Angela is popular and sexy; Tyke prefers the company of his books and watching the sky through his telescope. They are worlds apart in so many ways, yet these two 18-year-olds are unlikely best friends. But after a dramatic confrontation, it is to Tyko she turns for support and the repercussions touch everyone around them. First published 1985.
Margaret Mahy received The Order of New Zealand for her internationally acclaimed contribution to children's literature. She has twice won the Carnegie Medal for "The Haunting" in 1982 and "The Changeover" in 1984.
"Margaret Mahy is outstanding in the richness of her ideas and in her great storytelling ability." Twentieth Century Children's Writers "Of course, like everything Margaret Mahy writes, it is very funny... written with an awareness of the possibilities of language which can only be called poetic, and drawing convincing family relationships... such pleasures should be widely shared." TES "Mahy's impulsive, 'non-predictable' style makes all convincing by sheer vividness and verve." TLS
Margaret Mahy was born in New Zealand and has loved telling stories all her life. She has published well over a hundred titles and won several major prizes and awards, including The Order of New Zealand, for her internationally-acclaimed contribution to children's literature. She has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, (The Haunting, 1982, and The Changeover, 1984). Margaret lives in the South Island of New Zealand, in a house which she partially built herself, overlooking Governor's Bay.