How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

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Hoban, Russell. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. 4to. First edition. Color pictorial boards. Dust jacket.

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It's really hard to write funny, but Russell Hoban is a master at it and Quentin Blake proves his equal at illustration in How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen. Tom lives with his maiden aunt, a humorless elderly woman who wears an iron hat. Tom loves to fool around, an activity that his aunt attempts to eliminate through the interventions of the feared Captain Najork. When the Captain and his hired sportsmen arrive, they challenge Tom to a series of wonderfully absurd contests. Guess who wins! A Fine first edition in a Fine dust jacket.