A Near Thing for Captain Najork

Author(s): Russell Hoban

Picture Books

Perfect for kids who love to laugh, a classic tale about the value of fooling around, written and illustrated by two masters of children's literature. Tom loves to fool around and is very good at it. So he invents a jam-powered frog and takes his Aunt Bundlejoy Cosysweet out on the frog out for a spin. When the no-nonsense 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. 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... Sublimely silly, this is a very funny collaboration for children by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, a rip-roaring adventure guaranteed to keep the pages turning and the laughs bouncing off the ceiling This is a brilliant companion volume to How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen, also published by Godine.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780224011976
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Jonathan Cape
  • : June 1975
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Russell Hoban
  • : Hardback
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : very good
  • : 32