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A Tall Long Faced Tale

A Tall Long Faced Tale
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A Tall Long Faced Tale
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NZ On Screen
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In this documentary, children's author Margaret Mahy is interviewed at her Governors Bay home by friend and fellow author Elizabeth Knox. Many of Mahy's beloved storybook characters also appear to put her on the spot about their origins. In this excerpt, the famous lion from A Lion in the Meadow thanks her for making him yellow, and Mahy talks about eating porridge thrice a day as a young solo mum. Yvonne Mackay directed this seamless mix of real life and Euan Frizzell-created animation. Read...

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Video
Date created
2008
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http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/a-tall-long-faced-tale-2008
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children's author / children's literature / children's books / cartoon characters / animation / storybooks / meadow / lion / governors bay / porridge / euan frizzell / margaret mahy / tattoo / the catalogue of the universe / rattlebang picnic / lion in the meadow / mother / ending / witch / witch in the cherry tree / imagination / imaginary / cherry tree / author / interview / yvonne mackay / nz on air / new zealand on air

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