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Written by Anthony Buckeridge
Illustrated by Mays
Published by Collins

Written by Anthony Buckeridge. Illustrated by Mays.
Published by Collins. 1st. 1960. Hardback.

According to Mr Wilkins, the trouble with Jennings was due to the fantastic way his mind appeared to work! Grey boards, red title to spine. Coloured frontis, b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Top edge red.

Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Spine and corners bumped. A few tiny bookworm holes penetrate the lower edge of rear spine of book and dustwrapper. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxspots to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small marks to rear panel.

Stock no. 1316650

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  • According to Mr. Wilkins, the trouble with Jennings was due to the fantastic way in which his mind appeared to work. Mr. Carter took a more tolerant view, but even so, his contention that the boy meant well was sorely tried by the events of the Easter term.
  • There was for example, the home-made Snorkel which caused a flood, with disastrous results to the music room ceiling: there was a mix-up over a birthday present which threatened to shatter the lasting friendship between Jennings and Darbishire. There was Jennings' good resolution to be kind and helpful to the elderly - an intention viewed with such suspicion in certain quarters that the project nearly foundered before it got into its stride.
  • But this is not the whole story! For one of the troubles with Jennings is that even the simplest matters become complicated whenever he takes command.

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