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Margaret Andrew

Margaret_Andrew.jpgMargaret Andrew studied at the University of Otago and later at the University of Auckland. After completing a teaching diploma she taught in primary schools in Auckland and Poverty Bay. After specialising in art she became a full-time art teacher. She was the personal assistant to the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1981. This position provided the inspiration for her children’s book Flight to Antarctica (1985). Margaret took a cruise to Antarctica in 1996 and in 2000 she went to the New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands.

Selected bibliography:
  • Flight to Antarctica illustrated by Michelle Androu (Burlington Press 1985). 
  • Mac the Macaroni: The Penguin Who Liked to Dance illustrated by Tracey Lewis (Macdonald 1988).
  • Nanook the Polar Bear illustrated by Mark Foreman (Simon & Schuster 1990). 
  • Kelly the King and Mick Gentoo (Farrier Books 2000). 
  • Antarctica: The Unfolding Story (Waiatarua Publishers 2004).
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2005 Non-fiction List for Antarctica: The Unfolding Story.
  • Elsie Locke Award 2005 Shortlist for Antarctica: The Unfolding Story.

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Page updated and checked February 2013.


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