The Horrendous Hullabaloo by Margaret Mahy
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Peregrine is a very lucky man. His aunt works day in, day out to keep everything shipshape, while he goes to parties. But one day, with the help of the parrot, his aunt organizes the hullabaloo of a lifetime. The author is twice winner of the Carnegie Medal and she also wrote "The Queen's Goat".

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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, A Lion in the Meadow, 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.
Published May 7, 1992 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Peregrine, a pirate, depends on an accommodating aunt who not only keeps his house but pours his rum and pets his parrot.

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PW enjoyed both text (``spiced with alliterative amusements'') and art (``brilliantly colored batik paintings [that] celebrate...

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