The Rattlebang Picnic

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Demco Media, Jul 1, 1998 - Automobiles
11 Reviews
The McTavishes pile into their old rattlebang car for a picnic at the top of Mount Fogg. But when the mountain starts to shake and red-hot lava begins to erupt, the McTavishes hope that the old rattlebang can stay together long enough to get them back down!

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User Review  - Jade Detzer - Goodreads

In the classroom, this book is perfect for problem solving and using what resources you do have. It also shows a great lesson about how everyone can help. Throughout the story, the children and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keithan Wilbarger - Goodreads

it couldve been more interesting. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleti

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welces, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Komed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has crellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including "The Three Leated more than 100 children's books, including "The Three Little Pigs", "Paul Bunyan", "Johnny Appleseed", and "Sally Aittle Pigs", "Paul Bunyan", "Johnny Appleseed", and "Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett". He is the illustrator ofnn Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett". He is the illustrator of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and "The Baby Beebee Bird". "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and "The Baby Beebee Bird". Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to chil the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstatedren's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York. New York.

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