Humphrey Carpenter worked at the BBC before becaming a full-time writer in 1975. He was the author of 14 of the well-loved Mr Majeika titles as well as two Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits titles for children. He was also the co-author, with his wife Mari Prichard, of The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. He was an eminent figure in the world of adult literature and published award-winning biographies including, among others, those of J. R. R Tolkein, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten and Spike Milligan. From 1994-1996 he directed the Cheltenham Festival of Literature and for many years he ran a young people's drama group, the Mushy Pea Theatre Company. He wrote plays for radio and theatre and was a regular contributor to the Guardian. Humphrey died in January 2005.
Not a strong storyline but enough to keep year 4/5 laughing at his antics and visiting the library to find other Mr Majeika books.Published 7 months ago by Cropp
I bought this book to read to my class at school and it proved very popular - I can recommend it.Published 15 months ago by StumpyB
We read the book very quickly as my children coerced me into reading several chapters at a time. The books are long enough to engross a young reader. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr. K. B. Whitfield
Great book, very enjoyable. My Son and I loved it . The Characters are very real and entertaining especially Hamish Bigmore.Published 19 months ago by MRS F A PEARCE
This is an epic book. I am 8 and I really enjoyed this book. Good book for 6/8 years old.Published 20 months ago by Frank Adipura
Great book, funny and easy exciting read for 6/7 year old.
Short chapters, great charactors.
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Reading this to my son and daughter brought back good memories of when I was a kid, loved watching this on tv ,Published 24 months ago by Emma
A review by my ESL pupil :-). ...
I like this book because first,the story was fun!!
Mr.Majeika was flying and did magic for the children... Read more