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by russell-hoban-quentin-blake


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Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925.

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

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.

Published 1993 by Julia MacRae in London Little greats, Little greats series.

Published 1993 by Julia MacRae in London. Children's stories, Protected DAISY, In library. Little greats, Little greats series.

She called in Captain Najork, and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson, but it was Tom who turned the . I think I must have missed something here as I really didn't enjoy this book very much. It has some great words and names in it but I thought the story was very thin

She called in Captain Najork, and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson, but it was Tom who turned the tables on his Aunt, and the Captain. Aug 02, 2017 Cybelle Weeks rated it it was amazing. It has some great words and names in it but I thought the story was very thin. Oct 06, 2019 Luke Nicholls rated it it was amazing.

Tom’s life is full of tomfoolery and mischief. Author Russell Hoban.

illustrated by Quentin Blake & by Russell Hoban

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.

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. Type of work: Children's book. Year of first publication: 1974.

Hoban, Russell; Dohm, Janice, former owner; Blake, Quentin. Because Tom's aunt disapproves of his constant fooling around she calls in Captain Najork to teach him a lesson. Tom, however, has a splendid idea.

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Comments: (7)

Jay
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. )
Kelerana
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.
Wel
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.
Lightseeker
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.
Bele
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.
Zargelynd
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.
Gralsa
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
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen (Little Greats) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: russell-hoban-quentin-blake
ISBN: 185681078X
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Jonathan Cape; New Ed edition (1993)
Pages: 32 pages