Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

Mr Majeika

Written by Humphrey Carpenter
Part of the Mr Majeika Series

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Magic carpets don't usually turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three’s new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump.
Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants to, but sometimes magic is the best way to sort out little problems in class – but problems arise when he forgets how to reverse some of his spells. This funny book is perfect for readers from 5 – 8.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Class 3 was quite ordinary until the new teacher Mr Majeika arrived on his magic carpet - no. his bicycle. For the children must keep quiet about his magic if he is to stay their teacher.


Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

When Class Three's new teacher flies in through the window on a magic carpet, the children believe that with Mr Majeika in charge, it's going to be the most exciting school term ever.

About the Author

Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter (1946 – 2005) was born and educated in Oxford. He attended the Dragon School, before going to Keble College, where his father had been Warden for many years. He was well known as a writer and previously as a producer for the BBC. He published biographies of Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, C.S Lewis, and the Inklings (which won the Somerset Maugham Award). In 1984 his major study THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE was published to great acclaim.

Humphrey wrote many children's books including the ever popular MR MAJEIKA series (published in Viking Kestrel and Puffin) and the TV adventures of Mr Majeika

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Paperback (b Format)
96 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

25th April 1985




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