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Mr. Majeika (Mr. Majeika #1)

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As a rule, magic carpets don't turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three’s new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump.

Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants to, but something has to be done about Hamish Bigmore, the class nuisance, and so he uses a little magic to turn him into
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 25th 1985 by Puffin (first published May 17th 1984)
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Sagheer Chaudhry
Aug 27, 2015 Sagheer Chaudhry rated it it was amazing
Mr Majeika is the first book in a series of books that revolves around an extraordinary teacher with magical powers. Within the first book Mr Majeika begins his new job as a class three teacher but his entrance is far from what you would expect of a teacher. He arrives through the classroom window on a magic carpet which the children at the time are in disbelief of. It does not take long before Mr Majeika goes back to his wizardly ways. The first example is during lunchtime when one of the ...more
Eoin Cody
May 27, 2012 Eoin Cody rated it really liked it
Mr Majeika and the haunted Hotel by Humphrey Carpenter

The focus on this particular story centres on the main character of Mr Majeika, a teacher at St Barty's Primary School. Mr Majeika however is no ordinary teacher who is constantly entering unusual and exciting adventures. When he and his class three find themselves stranded in a mysterious and creepy hotel it unfolds a series of incredible events. Within this creepy hotel some very spooky things starts to happen and immediately captures the r
Tuyet Truong
Aug 05, 2011 Tuyet Truong rated it really liked it
At some point in our childhoods, many of us would have wished that we could do magic so that we could fly or make things disappear and reappear again. Now imagine the excitement if we all had a wizard for a teacher!

Mr Majeika, unlike the rest of us, turns up for his first day at school on a magic carpet. Despite all his good intentions to be a teacher who does not do any magic, it seems that his wizardly background has some trouble staying hidden. When confronted with a badly behaved Hamish Bigm
Eloise baker
Oct 28, 2011 Eloise baker rated it liked it
Mr Majeika is a fun, easy to read book. Mr Majika turns up to Class Three at the begining of term and all is well at first. However this begins to change when Hamish Bigmore returns to his old tricks of generally being an unpleasant pupil, who refuse's to listen to the teachers.
Mr Majeika manages to turn him into a frog as well as giving him vampire teeth! Hamish begins to be kind to everyones astonishment but has he really changed or is there a bigger prize he has his eye on??
This was a very li
Katy Noyes
Jul 17, 2016 Katy Noyes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son and I listened to this in the car over a number of journeys to and from school. It's short but with lots of chapters, it takes the reader through several incidents in a school year.

In one primary school, the class meet their new teacher, who immediately shows himself to be a little different. Mr Majeika very soon shows that he has magic powers! Hamish Bigmore finds himself on the wrong end of Mr Majeika's powers after causing problems with his fellow students.

My 5-year-old loved listening
Helen French
Read this to my son as I remembered it from childhood, though have a feeling I may be thinking of the TV show.

I can see why it appeals to children - the magical teacher, the naughty boy in the class getting turned into a frog etc. But it's not a particularly great read in the way some children's books are. I'm reading Stig of the Dump as I'm writing this review, and Stig uses great language and memorable description. This is simple and straightforward (good things!) and also dull and repetitive
A terrific early reader (age 7+) set in a Year 3 class with a very special new teacher. The vocab, content and sentence structure I feel are spot on for the age group.

Beware: young readers may feel a bit duped that their teacher is painfully boring in comparison!
Nandini Raj
Twinkle twinkle little start Mr. Majeika is a superstar

Love this book. I would of course consider it as the perfect book as finished it in an hour or more
May 22, 2013 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood-reads
Really good for children, one of my favourites from my childhood, my copy of this was well loved and read many a time
Katey Lovell
May 04, 2015 Katey Lovell rated it really liked it
Read this when younger, but now my son brought it home as his reading book. Dated now, but good fun - son roared with laughter.
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