Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler by Pete Johnson
  

Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler

Written by Pete Johnson

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School is possibly the most boring place on earth – or so Harvey thinks until he comes up with an original way of spicing things up. With bets running during lessons things certainly can be fun. Too much fun sometimes! How often will the Head blow his nose? Count the number of times the supply teacher twitches. And, do it all without the teachers getting suspicious. It’s a great craze but it could go seriously wrong.

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Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler by Pete Johnson

Harvey thinks school is the most boring place on earth. He and his fellow gamblers start to bet on how many times the supply teacher will give a nervous twitch, how often the Head will blow his nose and lots of other possible outcomes. All of a sudden, school is fun, but then the craze starts to spread and he realises it's getting out of control.


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A hilarious school story with lots of laughs and a meaty message * The School Librarian * Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler displays Pete Johnson's characteristic wit and strong-hold over capturing both the politics and demotic of the classroom . . . The constituent parts of this novel make for a real romp of a read that will leave readers ravenous for more by Pete Johnson -- Jacob Hope * Achuka * Wonderfully subversive . . . Johnson's own experience as a teacher gives this story of classroom mayhem an extra edge . . . Really funny, clever, exciting and completely draws the reader in * Supernanny * Every pre-teen knows that school can be a bit of a bore and Pete Johnson exploits this to the full with a brillant look at what pupils get up to right under teacher's nose - and how they can make amends when it all goes too far * Eastern Daily Press *

About the Author

Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson began work as a flm critic for BBC Radio One, then became a teacher. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How to Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into 24 languages. Also short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award. Read more about the author here.

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Paperback
208 pages

Author

Pete Johnson
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

6th April 2006

ISBN

9780440866275

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