Humphrey Carpenter

Mr Majeika and Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book bind-up
  • Mr Majeika and Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book bind-up

  • Two books in one for those avid readers where one Mr Majeika adventure is just not enough!

    Mr Majeika: 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 a frog - the only problem is he can't remember the spell to turn him back!

    Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book: The pupils in Class 3 at St Barty's School are not impressed when their headteacher imposes strict rules of behaviour for Halloween. Mr Majeika uses a little magic to make the evening memorable but nasty Hamish Bigmore tells the local press and gets the wizard-teacher the sack -something has to be done . . .

Humphrey Carpenter was born and educated in Oxford and worked as a broadcaster for the BBC before becoming a full-time writer in 1975. He wrote many award-winning biographies, including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Spike Milligan and others. He also co-wrote The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature with his wife, Mari Prichard. His highly popular Mr Majeika series was successfully adapted for television. From 1994 to 1996 he directed the Cheltenham Festival of Literature and for many years ran a young people's drama group, The Mushy Pea Theatre Company. Humphrey Carpenter died in 2005.