By (author) Jack Sheffield
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Mister Teacher by Jack Sheffield
Book DescriptionIt's 1978, and Jack Sheffield begins his second year as headmaster of a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. There are three letter on his desk - one makes him smile, one makes him sad and one is destined to change his life forever. This is from nine-year-old Sebastian, suffering from leukaemia in the local hospital, who writes a heartbreaking letter addressed to 'Mister Teacher'. Jack tries to help, and so begins a journey through the seasons of Yorkshire life in which the school is the natural centre of the community.There's a colourful cast of characters who accompany Jack through the ups and downs of the school year including Vera, the school secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher and whose greatest ambition is to become President of the Women's Institute; Ruby, the 20-stone caretaker who sings like Julie Andrews; and Dorothy, the coffee shop assistant who is desperate to be Wonder Woman. Most of all, there is the lovely Beth Henderson, a teacher from a nearby school, who with her sister Laura presents Jack with an unexpected dilemma.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552155274
(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jack Sheffield
Happiest Days, Paperback (January 2017)
It's 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the year of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store.
Star Teacher, Paperback (July 2016)
It's 1985, and as Jack returns for another year as headteacher at Ragley village school, some changes are in store. It's the year of Halley's Comet, Band Aid, Trivial Pursuit, Dynasty shoulder pads, Roland Rat and Microsoft Windows. Meanwhile, Jack has to battle with some rising stars of the teaching profession to save his job and his school...
Silent Night, Paperback (November 2014)
1984 - and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school... Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going to be on television! Helping to keep his excited children, not to mention their parents, under control during these momentous events taxes Jack and his staff to the limit.
School's Out!, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Jack Sheffield
As the new school year begins, Jack Sheffield prepares for an eventful year than usual. A teacher is appointed, and before long tongues start to wag. Meanwhile, five-year old Madona Fazackerly makes her mark in an unexpected way, life changes dramatically for Ruby the caretaker and, in village Coffee Shop, Dorothy Humpleby plans a dirty weekend.
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Author Biography - Jack Sheffield
Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late seventies and eighties, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time that he began to record his many amusing stories of village life portrayed in Teacher, Teacher!, his first novel. Mister Teacher is his second novel and continues the story of life in the fictional village of Ragley-on-the-Forest. His new book, Dear Teacher, will be published in early 2009. Jack Sheffield lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.com
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