A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2019. Join us in celebrating this New Zealand classic.
Lion in the Meadow Activity Zone
Venture into Tūranga to discover our homage to Margaret Mahy and her first book ever published. We’ve created a place to read, relax and explore, with activities inspired by A Lion in the Meadow in celebration of its 50th birthday! We've also go a piece of Margaret Mahy history on display!
Saturday 28 September to Sunday 8 December
Tūranga, Exhibition Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1
A Roaring Read
Join us as we share our favourite Margaret Mahy picture books at this special celebration storytime! See our giant copy of The Lion in the Meadow (with illustrations by Jenny Williams) being read in English and te reo Māori. Come dressed as your favourite character from one of Margaret’s books and you could be in to win a book prize! Stay on after the stories to make your own lion ears and tail to take home. It’s going to be a rambunctious, rollicking and roaring good time!
Saturday 7 December, 11am – 12noon
Tūranga, TSB Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1
Lion in the Meadow Storytimes
There will be special celebration storytimes happening around Christchurch City Libraries during spring. Come along and see our giant copy of The Lion in the Meadow (with illustrations by Jenny Williams) as it travels around the city from Monday 14 October.
Read A Lion in the Meadow
Borrow a copy of A Lion in the Meadow from the library.
The little boy said, 'Mother, there is a lion in the meadow.'
The mother said, 'Nonsense, little boy
— Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand (@HachetteNZ) September 14, 2018