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Mr Majeika and the school book week

Mr Majeika and the school book week

Carpenter, Humphrey, 1946-; Rodgers, Frank, 1944-

'I really am quite useless as a wizard', says Mr Majeika. But Class Three thinks Mr Majeika is an excellent wizard, particularly when his spells go wrong

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Puffin, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Humphrey Carpenter ; illustrated by Frank Rodgers
ISBN: 0140348344, 9780140348347
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 1993.
Physical Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Majeika, Mr (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.8
Interest Level: LY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 201676

Author note

Humphrey Carpenter worked at the BBC before becaming a full-time writer in 1975. He was the author of 14 of the well-loved Mr Majeika titles as well as two Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits titles for children. He was also the co-author, with his wife Mari Prichard, of The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. He was an eminent figure in the world of adult literature and published award-winning biographies including, among others, those of J. R. R Tolkein, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten and Spike Milligan. From 1994-1996 he directed the Cheltenham Festival of Literature and for many years he ran a young people's drama group, the Mushy Pea Theatre Company. He wrote plays for radio and theatre and was a regular contributor to the Guardian. Humphrey died in January 2005.


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