The Rattlebang Picnic

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Demco Media, 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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The McTavishes were the sort of family who preferred people to things, barreling along in their old rattlebang car - chosen when Jack and Marion McTavish (nee McGillicuddy) were married, rather than ... Read full review

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User Review  - dangerlibearian - LibraryThing

Family has lots of kids and a crappy car. They go on lots of picnics, the car breaks down, their is a volcano?!, they have to use a really hard, not so good pizza for a tire. A good lesson though about exchanging monetary wealth for lots of kids and happiness. Read full review

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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.

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