Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady by Humphrey Carpenter


Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady by Humphrey Carpenter

'Sometimes,' whispered Jody. 'I think school dinners would be alright if it wasn't for her.' Mrs. Chipchase, the nasty dinner lady, makes lunch hour at St. Barty's really unpleasant. That is, for everyone but her 'favourite friend', Hamish Bigmore. Up to his usual tricks, Hamish is allowed to eat chocolate instead of ghastly school dinners! Mr. Majeika decides it's time to sort out the menu...


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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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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

2nd August 1990



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