Author(s): Margaret Mahy
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?
Finalist for LIANZA Illustration Award - Russell Clark Award 2013
Winner Best Picture Book - New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2013
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 pretigious international Hans Christian Anderson award in 2006. Margaret lived in Governor's Bay, New Zealand until her death in 2012. Gavin Bishop is equally distinguished as author and illustrator. He has exhibited nternationally, from Japan to Czechoslovakia, and was an international judge for the 2003 NOMA Concours competition for Children's Picture Book Illustration.