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y Nathan Nuttboard : Family Matters single work   children's fiction   children's   humour  
Is part of Nathan Nuttboard Ben Beaton 2002 series - author children's fiction (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Nathan, Gnarly and the Nuttboard family are back again in a sequel to Eaton's popular Nathan Nuttboard: Hits the Beach. Narelle as difficult as ever; Dad still technologically challenged; Mum her usual assertive self; little sister Nadine intrusive and Nathan and friend Gnarly continuing their happy-go-lucky sure to miss-fire antics. What IS new is the arrival of a little known grandfather from Scotland, Fergus McCraigh.

'Self-centred, overbearing, canny, rude, Fergus makes life miserable for all the members of the family. Narelle, the only one of the children to remember a visit to Scotland where she was accused of spoiling Fergus's sporran, already dislikes the man before he dobs her into her parents for being at a pub instead of studying; Nathan is forced to give up his bedroom for Fergus and to share Nadine's together with her thousands of stuffed toy animals. Neither is too happy with the situation. Mum has a history of not getting on with her father, and Dad, well Fergus never forgave him for marrying his daughter and taking her off to Australia.' (Publication summary)


  • Dedication: To Lesley and her crew at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre, who do such fantastic work.

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