Jeremy Bone is a retired schoolmaster who lives alone in a large schoolhouse. He dislikes modern technology, so is appalled when he mistakenly receives a mobile phone through the mail. Roger Bennet is a boy of junior school age who has some learning difficulties. Each week he delivers an apple pie to Mr Bone in exchange for an hour's tuition. He activates the phone which has mystical powers and a great adventure begins. During the story's progress an interesting relationship is formed between the pair, as they endeavour to return the mobile phone to its rightful owner. However there are evil forces at work which lead to some exciting and hilarious situations. A pleasant combination of satire and pathos is delivered in poetic form in this ideal book for reading aloud either to children or by children. A story for young people regardless of age.
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About the Author
Born during World War Two, the son of a limestone quarryman, in a village above Buxton Spa in Derbyshire, England, Ken Frodsham was not very successful in his early years at school. He failed to gain admittance to grammar school and went instead to a secondary modern school (intended for those not so academically gifted). While there, he excelled in school dramatic productions, became head prefect, and dramatically lead them on a one-day protest strike. In his fourth year he was fortunate to be taught math by the deputy headmaster, who inspired him with confidence and mathematical insight, something that has never left him to the present day. The author gained a certificate of education through the University of Bristol and went on to enjoy a very successful teaching career in primary schools, culminating in an appointment to a Local Education Authority advisory team.