How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

by Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake

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Overview

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. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099221715
Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/27/1993
Pages: 32

About the Author

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 Diary. His two classic children's books, How Tom Beat Captain Najork and A Near Thing for Captain Najork, were reissued by Godine in 2006. Hoban has an active fan club called The Kraken and has inspired symposiums based on his writing.

Quentin Blake is one of the UK's living cultural treasures. He has written and illustrated dozens of books and provided pictures for hundreds more, including the children's novels of Roald Dahl.

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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kcollett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For older children, and adults. Hoban half-way between the Frances books and Riddley Walker (or maybe the Mouse and His Child). Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, in her iron hat, makes Tom memorize pages of the nautical almanac, but he has other ideas of how to have fun. Great book.
Mel_O More than 1 year ago
Hard to find book that kids really enjoy about mischievious behavior. Wish it would be re-published!
AstroCat More than 1 year ago
If you buy this book for your child, you will turn him or her into a lifelong anarchist with no regard for authority, structure, rules, or the Nautical Almanac. This book is what "Atlas Shrugged" wishes it was.