How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen Russell Hoban

How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

Author: Russell Hoban
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Book Title
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Author
Russell Hoban
ISBN
9781567923223
The hilarious, classic tale about the triumph of fooling-around over humorless, no-nonsense, adult disapproval Written and illustrated by two masters of children's literature. Tom loves to fool around. He fools around with dropping things from bridges into rivers and he fools around with barrels in alleys. He fools around so much that his maiden aunt, Miss Fidget Wonkham-Strong (who wears an iron hat and takes no nonsense from anyone), sends for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson. "Captain Najork," says Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, "is seven feet tall, with eyes like fire and a voice like thunder. He teaches fooling-around boys the lesson they so badly need, and it is not one that they soon forget." Captain Najork lays down a challenge: they will play womble, muck and speedball - in that order. And it turns out not to be Tom who gets taught a lesson after all A very funny collaboration for children by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake for kids who love to laugh (and the story contiunes in A Near Thing for Captain Najork).Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Russell HobanPublisher: David R. Godine PublisherPublished: 10/01/2006ISBN: 9781567923223Pages: 32Weight: 0.15lbsSize: 7.80h x 6.10w x 0.30d

The hilarious, classic tale about the triumph of fooling-around over humorless, no-nonsense, adult disapproval Written and illustrated by two masters of children's literature.

Tom loves to fool around. He fools around with dropping things from bridges into rivers and he fools around with barrels in alleys. He fools around so much that his maiden aunt, Miss Fidget Wonkham-Strong (who wears an iron hat and takes no nonsense from anyone), sends for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson.

"Captain Najork," says Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, "is seven feet tall, with eyes like fire and a voice like thunder. He teaches fooling-around boys the lesson they so badly need, and it is not one that they soon forget." Captain Najork lays down a challenge: they will play womble, muck and speedball - in that order. And it turns out not to be Tom who gets taught a lesson after all

A very funny collaboration for children by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake for kids who love to laugh (and the story contiunes in A Near Thing for Captain Najork).

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Russell Hoban
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published: 10/01/2006
ISBN: 9781567923223
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.15lbs
Size: 7.80h x 6.10w x 0.30d

The hilarious, classic tale about the triumph of fooling-around over humorless, no-nonsense, adult disapproval Written and illustrated by two masters of children's literature.

Tom loves to fool around. He fools around with dropping things from bridges into rivers and he fools around with barrels in alleys. He fools around so much that his maiden aunt, Miss Fidget Wonkham-Strong (who wears an iron hat and takes no nonsense from anyone), sends for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson.

"Captain Najork," says Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, "is seven feet tall, with eyes like fire and a voice like thunder. He teaches fooling-around boys the lesson they so badly need, and it is not one that they soon forget." Captain Najork lays down a challenge: they will play womble, muck and speedball - in that order. And it turns out not to be Tom who gets taught a lesson after all

A very funny collaboration for children by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake for kids who love to laugh (and the story contiunes in A Near Thing for Captain Najork).

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Russell Hoban
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published: 10/01/2006
ISBN: 9781567923223
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.15lbs
Size: 7.80h x 6.10w x 0.30d