A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Written by Russell Hoban
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
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Tom is back for a second fooling-around adventure. When Tom, accompanied by his Aunt Bundlejoy, sets out on a jaunt in a jam-powered frog, Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen set out in hot pursuit in a pedal-powered snake. They are determined for revenge! Tom is running out of jam power but luckily there’s a girl’s boarding school not far off where more amazing and absurd events take place including a ferocious arm-wrestling match!
A Near Thing for Captain Najork by Russell Hoban
Fooling around as he loves to do, Tom invents a jam-powered frog, and he and his Aunt Bundlejoy Cosysweet take it out for a spin. When Captain Najork sees them hopping past his window, he and his hired sportsmen jump into their pedal-powered snake and set off in hot pursuit - bent on revenge after their earlier defeat at womble, muck and sneedball. Events, adventure and sheer craziness conspire to bring Tom and the Captain together at the local girls' boarding school, where Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong Najork is in the middle of a best-of-three arm-wrestling contest against the Headmistress...and the Captain is finally reduced to eating swede-and-mutton slump after a very narrow escape indeed.
A redesigned and reissued beautiful jacketed new edition to the delight of all those 1980s kids who are now parents themselves. It is a rip-roaring adventure guaranteed to keep the pages turning and the laughs bouncing off the ceiling.
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Interest Age: From 5
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2nd April 2015
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