The Rattlebang Picnic

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Demco Media, Jul 1, 1998 - Automobiles
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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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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, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. 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 is the beloved illustrator of more than one hundred books for children including "Clorinda" and "Clorinda Takes Flight", and he has been awarded the Regina Medal for his entire body of work. Mr. Kellogg works in an old barn overlooking Lake Champlain in Essex, New York, where he lives with his family.

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