The Good Fortunes Gang by Margaret Mahy
(The Cousins Quartet)

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Pete Fortune joins the rest of his family in New Zealand and must spend the night in the graveyard in order to join his cousins' club, the Good Fortunes Gang. By the author of Memory.
 

About Margaret Mahy

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Margaret Mahy has lived in New Zealand her entire life. A former children's librarian, she decided to become a full-time writer in 1980. From picture books to YA novels, the age groups for which she writes vary as much as the characters in her stories. She won the British Library Association's Carnegie medal for The Haunting" and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance." She has also written such books as Alchemy "and Maddigan's Fantasia. "An author whose books have received many accolades and praise around the world, Mahy was awarded the Order of New Zealand, the highest honor a citizen of that country can receive, and in 2006 she was announced the winner of the International Board on Books for Young People's Hans Christian Andersen Award, given to a living author whose works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.
 
Published June 24, 1993 by Random House Children's Books. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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they're the kind of new friends who grow ever more interesting--a boisterous, good-natured clan with traditional family songs and a delightful habit of making up new rhymes on the spot.

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Mrs. Oberon's son, Scrimshaw, frantic to soothe his teething baby, phones for a slice of his mother's cock-a-hoop honey cake, and Mrs. Oberon rushes off to the rescue on her trail bike.

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PW found this family story set in New Zealand, first of the Cousins Quartet, ``original and witty.'' Ages 8-11.

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The first book in a four-volume series introduces the Fortune family, whose gypsy-like existence takes them from Australia to their father's childhood home in New Zealand.

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