Mr Majeika and the Dinner Lady

Mr Majeika and the Dinner Lady

Summary

Mr Majeika is the most magical teacher around!

'Sometimes, ' whispered Jody. 'I think school dinners would be all right if it wasn't for her.'

Mrs Chipchase, the nasty dinner lady, makes lunch hour at St Barty's really unpleasant. That is, for everyone but her 'favourite friend', Hamish Bigmore. Up to his usual tricks, Hamish is allowed to eat chocolate instead of ghastly school dinners!

Mr Majeika decides it's time to sort out the menu in his most magical way...!

There are lots more Mr Majeika adventures to collect, including:
Mr Majika and the Ghost Train
Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book
Mr Majeika and the Haunted Hotel
Mr Majeika and the School Play
Mr Majeika and the School Trip

Reviews

  • Delightful
    Daily Telegraph

About the author

Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005), the author and creator of Mr Majeika, was born and educated in Oxford. He went to a school called the Dragon School where exciting things often happened and there were some very odd teachers - you could even call it magical! He worked for the BBC then became a full-time writer in 1975, and he was the author of many award-winning biographies, including books about J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Benjamin Britten and Spike Milligan.
As well as the Mr Majeika titles, his children's books also included Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits and More Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits. He wrote plays for radio and theatre and founded the children's drama group The Mushy Pea Theatre Company. He played the tuba, double bass, bass saxophone and keyboard.
Humphrey once said, 'The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks. Words are the only tricks you need. I can write: "He floated up to the ceiling, and a baby rabbit came out of his pocket, grew wings and flew away." And you will believe that it really happened! That's magic, isn't it?'
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