Lancelot's teacher Miss Mirabelle is amazing, but her daydreaming and her green high-heels have not endeared her to the school head. He worries about her terribly. And now she's told the head a giant whopper about her secret idea to raise money at the school Open Day. Lance thinks desperately for an idea to save Miss Mirabelle from having to admit they're empty-handed, and he comes up trumps. As part of the plan, the class have to divide the school pitch into a thousand equal squares, each one marked with a numbered lolly stick, an exercise which delights the head for a change. When the big day dawns Flossie the cow, obliges by choosing a winning square on which to deposit her very own country pancake. It's a huge success and Miss Mirabelle is saved from the wrath of the head. Lance, on the other hand, is disgusted to see that she takes all the credit for herself!
Used availability for Anne Fine's The Country Pancake
October 1989 : UK Hardback
August 2002 : UK Paperback
January 1991 : UK Paperback