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by Quentin Blake,Russell Hoban

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Author:
Quentin Blake,Russell Hoban
ISBN13:
978-1567923223
ISBN:
1567923224
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Publisher:
David R Godine (October 10, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Humor
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1700 kb
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1441 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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528

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake. A classic tale of the triumph of fooling-around fun over humourless no-nonsense adult disapproval! Tom loves to fool around.

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake.

Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen Jill Paton Walsh The Emperor's Winding Sheet. Andrew Boyle Poor Dear Brendan. William McIlvanney Docherty. Ruth Spalding The Improbable Puritan: A Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke. - Helen Corke In Our Infancy.

He fools around so much that his maiden aunt, Miss Fidget Wonkham-Strong sends for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson. But, it turns out not to be Tom who gets taught a lesson after all!

He fools around so much that his maiden aunt, Miss Fidget Wonkham-Strong sends for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson. But, it turns out not to be Tom who gets taught a lesson after all! First published in 1974. Author Russell Hoban. Publisher Walker Books. ISBN 978-1-4063-4383-0.

The cheeky story of how Tom bests Captain Najork (not to mention his entire crew of hired sportsmen), sent to teach Tom a lesson, is perfectly complemented by Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations.

Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. The cheeky story of how Tom bests Captain Najork (not to mention his entire crew of hired sportsmen), sent to teach Tom a lesson, is perfectly complemented by Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations. Every kid worth his salt will relate to Tom taking on the stiff-collared adult world, and beating the lot of them. Spoiler alert: Captain Najork inexplicably falls for Aunt F W-S, and they all live happily ever after. Except for the hired sportsmen, alas, who have to learn pages of the Nautical Almanac every night after dinner.

Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. He attended art school in Philadelphia and during World War II, he served in the Army and earned a Bronze Star. He taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer

Prolific American children's author Russell Hoban, justly celebrated for his classic Frances stories, and English .

Prolific American children's author Russell Hoban, justly celebrated for his classic Frances stories, and English illustrator Quentin Blake, probably best known for his work on Roald Dahl's books, collaborated on a number of picture-books, amongst them this amusing tale of high-jinks and high drama, as a young boy with a penchant for fooling around confronts a professional sportsman and. his four assistants, hired to teach him a lesson. She sends off for Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to come and teach Tom a lesson and they perform a number of fantastic competitions such as "womble, muck, sneedball". Tom beats them at every turn and it is delightful.

And so in the end Captain Najork gets Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong and Tom gets the captain's boat and a new aunt, Bundlejoy Cosysweet, and everyone's happy - including . illustrated by Quentin Blake & by Russell Hoban.

And so in the end Captain Najork gets Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong and Tom gets the captain's boat and a new aunt, Bundlejoy Cosysweet, and everyone's happy - including, inevitably, the reader (or better still listener), who might not realize the wisdom but is sure to enjoy the games, their outcome, and Hoban's cadenced, light-as-air sportscasting.

Hoban, Russell; Blake, Quentin, illus. Because Tom's aunt disapproves of his constant fooling around she calls in Captain Najork to teach him a lesson. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Tom, however, has a splendid idea. no page number in the book. Internet Archive Books.

Tom is so good at fooling around that he does little else. His Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, who thinks this is too much like having fun, calls upon the fearsome Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach him a lesson. So the Captain challenges Tom to three rounds of womble, muck, and sneedball, certain that he will win. However, when it comes to fooling around, Tom doesn't fool around, and his skills prove so polished that the results of the contest are completely unexpected. . .
  • This is simply one of the funniest, cleverest children's books ever written. I know, I now -- that's saying a lot, but I have two generations of kids -- daughters and grandchildren, nieces and nephews -- who would agree. Hoban's tale of a slightly errant Tom, who lived "with his maiden Aunt Miss Fidget Wonkham Strong" (and who not incidentally, "wore an iron hat and took no nonsense from anyone"), is a sheer joy to read aloud, and a delight to the adult reader as well as the lucky kid getting read to. The cheeky story of how Tom bests Captain Najork (not to mention his entire crew of hired sportsmen), sent to teach Tom a lesson, is perfectly complemented by Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations. Every kid worth his salt will relate to Tom taking on the stiff-collared adult world, and beating the lot of them. (Spoiler alert: Captain Najork inexplicably falls for Aunt F W-S, and they all live happily ever after. Except for the hired sportsmen, alas, who have to learn pages of the Nautical Almanac every night after dinner. )

  • Read it out loud, with plenty of silly voices for the characters, especially Aunt Wonkham-Strong, and be prepared for giggles from the audience in your lap -- especially if they are bright, curious kids, the kind that thrives on plenty of adventurous fooling around. If you're more the authoritarian type, the book may not be for you.

  • This is a really great children's book. It's the story of a boy who spends a lot of time fooling around and the straight laced Aunt who decides to teach him a lesson by bringing in the 'hired sportsmen.' They play a number of games and Tom's fooling around is vindicated as he excels at the challenges. In the end everyone gets what they want, including the Aunt and Captain Najork himself!

    The story is great, the art is great - the whole book is great! The background message is that its ok to be independent and follow your interests, but this certainly isn't put in the young readers face. From their perspective it will simply be a fun, entertaining, and extremely well drawn story.

  • This was my favorite book as a child. The concept of a boy beating a gang of "hired sportsmen," because of his exceptional ability for fooling around appealed to me on the primordial level. Additional details such as Tom being forced to eat the disgustingly awesome meal of "Greasy Bloaters and Potato Slog," captured my imagination, and still are referenced from time-to-time by my siblings and I. This is simply an awesome book, and deserves to be republished, although there are reasonably priced used copies available if you know where to look. This is a 'Grade A' childrens book that is especially appealing to naughty little boys.

  • I think that my wife and I discovered this book at the library when our kids were young. I bought my first copy shortly thereafter since it was one of the few kid's books that I actually enjoyed reading over and over. Softbound reprints are available for reasonable prices but the hardbound items are ridiculously expensive.

  • Thanks to thunderous applause (five star Amazon reviews) we bought this one and I'm so glad we did. My kids love it. So clever. It was one I hadn't seen before. I'm glad I read reviews. Thanks to all who write in to rave.

  • great book, slightly anti-establishment, but the kid who is just doing what comes naturally to him ends up on top!

  • This was a sweet find It was one of my sons' favorite books when they were little