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A Near Thing for Captain Najork by Russell Hoban

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Published by David R Godine .
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  • Picture books,
  • Humorous Stories,
  • Children"s Books / General,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction

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Edition Notes

ContributionsQuentin Blake (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8687683M
ISBN 101567923232
ISBN 109781567923230

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Russell Hoban is an American who has lived in England for thirty-six years. He is the author of more than sixty books including such celebrated novels as Riddley Walker, Pilgerman, and Turtle two classic children’s books, How Tom Beat Captain Najork and A Near Thing for Captain Najork, were reissued by Godine in Hoban has an active fan club called The Kraken and has inspired. A near thing for Captain Najork by Russell Hoban 1 Customer Review Another classic from Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, featuring a jam-powered frog and an eccentric headmistress as nutty and compulsive as ever.5/5(1). A Near Thing for Captain Najork by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, and The Rain Door by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake Two classic books illustrated by Quentin Blake salute the days of derring. When the frog hops past Captain Najork's window Tom does not expect to be chased by a pedal powered snake, complete with the Captain and his hired sportsmen, bent on revenge. As Tom, the Captain and Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong Najork all converge on a nearby girls' boarding school, the tables are suddenly turned with the Captain finding himself in a very precarious situation/5(19).

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