Author: John Burningham
Translator: Sang-hee Park
Hardcover / 32 pages.
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About This Book
Every morning, John Patrick Norman McHennessy sets off along the road to learn
and is waylaid by very unusual occurrencesa lion in the woods, a crocodile in
the river, a tidal wavethat, according to his teacher, simply couldn't have
happened. So, every afternoon he must stay after school to write out his
punishment. But one morning as he hurries along, nothing happens, and he arrives
at school on time. His teacher, however, is being held up in the roof by a great
big hairy gorilla and demands help. John Patrick Norman McHennessy replies,
"There are no such things as great big hairy gorillas in the roofs around here,
Sir." And off he goes. Is this a fable about the learning of self-deception, a
sort of variation on the boy-who-cried-wolf theme? Has John Patrick Norman
McHennessy, long punished for telling the truth, uncovered the value of of
While children will enjoy the hero's telling off his teacher, adults may find a deeper meaning in Burningham's humor that knowledge of what is real and what is not can be fickle next to tried-and-true experience.
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