A NEAR THING FOR CAPTAIN NAJORK by Quentin Blake

A NEAR THING FOR CAPTAIN NAJORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Only Hoban could carry off a chase between Tom and Aunt Bundlejoy Cosysweet in a jam-powered frog and Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen in their pedal-powered snake. Farce becomes slapstick (or is it the other way around?) when a jealous Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong Najork and a smitten Headmistress get into the act, arm-wrestling best out of three for the Captain. Spiffy fun--but we have to warn that this has neither the ear-catching, mock-stiff British accent nor the sound anti-grindstone underpinnings of How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen (1974). Runner-up.
Pub Date: April 16th, 1976
ISBN: 1567923232
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1976




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