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A Near Thing for Captain Najork (Captain Najork #2)
Captain Najork has never quite got over the time that Tom beat him and his hired sportsmen at womble, muck and sneedball, so when he sees Tom hurtle past his window in a two-seater jam powered frog, he sets off in hot pursuit.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by David R. Godine
(first published 1975)
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Jan 25, 2014 TwoDrinks rated it it was amazing
I like this book but it's a bit odd in patches. I do wonder whether it's part of a series of books and I'd have found it less odd if I'd read other ones first. What had me reeling was the phrase, 'Captain Najork was in the observatory looking through his telescope at the girls' boarding-school across the river'. Given the news stories about Operation Yewtree I think I'm a little over-sensitive at the moment. Anyway, it turns out that Captain Najork is actually watching the headmistress of the sc ...more
I imagine this book can be fully appreciated only if one has already read "How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen." This sequel is just as delightful and quirky as the first Captain Najork book. I wish there were more in the series. I think I enjoy both books more than my kids do, actually.