What's the Matter, Royston Knapper? by Gervase Phinn


What's the Matter, Royston Knapper? by Gervase Phinn

Royston Knapper is heading for trouble! Penelope Pringle is always on his case. Teachers, parents and even his best mates seem to think he's the naughtiest boy around. How much chaos can a single schoolboy create? Eleven-year-old Royston Knapper is always up to mischief and in trouble as he disrupts his classroom, tricks his father, and brings home a vicious dog. In this collection of five short stories, the author depicts the adventures of this loveable rogue with his usual level of humour.


This great book is a collection of five hilarious tales from the best selling author of 'The Other Side of the Dale', 'Over Hill and Dale

'It Takes One to Know One'. Royston Knapper is a mischievous, 11-year-old, loveable rogue who is forever in trouble. This is a very funny book, a must read, that will cheer you up and make you smile. -- Lucy Betty Bookmark'

About the Author

Gervase Phinn

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years before becoming an education adviser and school inspector. He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and writer, a consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, York, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of the University of Leicester, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of The University of Hull and the Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teesside. In 2005 the highest academic award of Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor of the University (D.Univ.) was conferred upon him by the Chancellor, Professor Lord Robert Winston. In 2006 he became President of The School Library Association.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

1st September 2001



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