Harvey thinks school is the most boring place on earth - and so he and his friends devise a way to help relieve their boredom. Lessons are actually quite interesting when you have more at stake than just whether you'll get through it without being sent to the head. Harvey and his fellow gamblers start to bet on how many times the supply teacher will give a nervous twitch, how often the Head will blow his nose and lots of other possible outcomes. All of a sudden, school is fun - but then the gambling craze starts to spread and Harvey realises it's all getting out of control... A brilliant subversive look at classroom pranks and what goes on under the teacher's nose.
PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom led to his beginning to write and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain the viewpoint of the actual reader as he writes new titles. He is the author of several titles for the Corgi Yearling list.** 'Pete Johnson certainly keeps the reader's eye whizzing down the lines with a compulsive readability' JUNIOR BOOKSHELF** 'Pete Johnson has proved himself time and time again to be an author of exceptional talents' THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN'Pete Johnson is a master storyteller of hair-raising ghost stories... readers will love the experience but ultimately they will also learn about themselves and their world' THE BOOKSELLERAuthor lives- St Albans, Hertfordshire