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The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald

The Great Brain (original 1967; edition 2000)

by John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)

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Title:The Great Brain
Authors:John D. Fitzgerald
Other authors:Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
Info:Dial (2000), Hardcover, 192 pages
Collections:CLASSROOM LIBRARY, BOY'S, Your library

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The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald (1967)



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My daughter is loving this story! ( )
  kristina_brooke | Apr 15, 2016 |
Excellent! I loved the Great Brain books as a kid, and I was happy to see that they stand the test of time. The Mercer Mayer illustrations are a must. ( )
  evamat72 | Mar 31, 2016 |
My son and I are still listening to this, but it's an extraordinary work—much better than I ever imagined.
  timspalding | Feb 12, 2016 |
Childhood favorite. I still remember how funny these books were. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
Tom is a sly, smart but kind kid. His great brain is the biggest one in town, at least according to him. Tom's family lives in a big lives in a town with lots of kids. Tom and his little brother, who is the narrator of the story, face a lot of challenges and problems, like a mean teacher and two kids trapped inside a maze. Can Tom's great brain solve them all? You'll have to read the book to find out.

I enjoyed this book because it's very funny and serious at the same time. I think readers who love funny books but also adventure will love this book. ( )
  KatiePU | Jan 25, 2015 |
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The Great Brain is Tom D. Fitzgerald, aged ten. The story is told by J.D., a sometimes confounded but always admiring younger brother. Such people as Mr. Standish, the mean schoolmaster, regret the day they came up against The Great Brain. But others, like the Jensen kids lost in Skeleton Cave, Basil, the Greek kid, or Andy, who has lost his leg and his friends, know that Tom's great brain never fails to find a way home.

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The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining prestige or money.

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