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  • 5 stars across 17 books
    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.
    5th October 1995

    Mr Majeika and the Ghost Train

    'Do be careful, Mr Majeika, there might be real ghosts in there.' When Class Three and Mr Majeika get on board a ghost ... More

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    30th July 1998

    Mr Majeika Vanishes

    Class 3 are sure that something is very wrong when Mr Majeika leaves school without saying goodbye. When they find a mes... More

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    5th August 1993

    Mr Majeika and the School Book Week

    'Oh dear,' said Mr Majeika, 'I seem to have made the spell too strong.' Class Three has fun during Book Week, when famo... More

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    4th September 2003

    Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book

    Fun and magic combine as usual in this new Mr Majeika story. The pupils in Class 3 at St Barty's School are not impresse... More

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    7th June 2001

    Mr Majeika on the Internet

    Class Three has got a new computer and while exploring it, Mr Majeika manages to get the whole class trapped in the scho... More

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    29th April 1993

    Mr Majeika and the School Inspector

    'Use of magic by teacher strictly forbidden.' Poor Mr Majeika goes to the bottom of the class when the school inspector... More

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    2nd January 2014

    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 ... More

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    27th October 1988

    Mr Majeika and the Haunted Hotel

    'Oh, don't be cowards,' said Jody. 'I'm sure it's perfectly safe.' Mysteriously stranded in the fog at night. Mr Majeik... More

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    29th October 1987

    Mr Majeika and the Music Teacher

    'Music teacher? What music teacher?' The sudden arrival of a new music teacher throws St barty's School into confusion.... More

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    29th April 1999

    Mr Majeika and the School Trip

    More amazing adventures with Mr Majeika, the ex-wizard, turned teacher, and his class at St Barty's School. This time th... More

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