Fintan Fedora: The World's Worst Explorer

In the deepest, darkest jungle of South America grows a delicacy of such immense value that men will do ANYTHING to get their hands on it: the elusive and delicious chocoplum! Meanwhile, back in Britain lives Fintan Fedora, a fourteen-year-old with the brains of a damp sock but a heart of gold. Fintan is determined to prove to his father, owner of the Fedora Fancy Food Company, that he will one day be good enough take over the family business. So brave Fintan vows to find the rare and priceless chocoplum – the most irresistible treat ever known to man. With only the help of his trusty and long-suffering butler (ooh, and quite a few peanut butter sandwiches), Fintan sets off on a quest to South America. But little does he know that a pair of totally incompetent kidnappers are on his tail, as well as an evil business mogul who wants that precious chocoplum for himself…

Roald Dahl collides with Jeeves and Wooster in this fast and furious slapstick adventure – a totally mouth-watering treat from the first bite to the very last morsel!

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    My son and and I read this book together and we LOVED it.

    We spent large portions of the book laughing helplessly at the crazy situations that Fintan managed to unwittingly get himself into, and the resulting chaos for the characters around him…..

    A stroke of genius – you will be so glad you read this book.

    18 September 2012

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    I like this book because it’s exciting, funny and interesting. You never know what’s going to happen next! I recommend it to anyone who likes a good adventure story along with a bit of comedy.

    Louis, age 10

    To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get into it and I had to put it up and put it down a couple of times but I’m glad I finally just sat down and got into it. Clive Goddard has a fantastic imagination with all the ant attacks and chicken poo and all the problems Fintan managed to get into.

    Lauren, age 10

    3 May 2011

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    Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Award for Fintan Fedora.

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