In this book, the fourth in the series, poor Stagnant Swamp State School and wealthy Snodgrass Hill Private College experience a reversal in fortunes, all thanks to Simon Smithers. Stagnant Swamp State School is unexpectedly rolling in money after Simon strikes oil whilst out ice eel fishing on the swamp. Join Mr Creechley and Simon as they set about the exhausting task of trying to spend two hundred million dollars on useful and important things. Should they buy a Formula 1 racing circuit, the Mona Lisa, a submarine, a jet plane or a fleet of gold-plated limousines? Why not all of the above? And let's throw in a belly-button fluff consultant and a cola-spewing toad-shaped drinking fountain for good measure. But who is plotting against Mr Creechley, and will they manage to kill him off before all the cash is spent? Includes cartoon illustrations.
About the Author
Professor Professor Nigel Peasbody, Esq, BVSc, BEng, Master of Origami, is the celebrated author of the Stagnant Swamp State School histories. He has just returned from a season touring with the Australian Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, he wasn’t one of the performers: he accidentally became locked inside a cello case and was carried around four continents as excess baggage. When he isn't locked inside a cello case, then he likes to write, and to knit pieces of string into useful objects such as telephone cosies and ornamental teapots.