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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (1933)

by Norman Hunter

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How is it that this book has eluded me all my life? It should be in every library in the world. Yes, a worthy choice for 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read.

Professor Branestawm (his last name, I learned, is a homophone of the word “brainstorm”) is a classic absent-minded professor. The professor spends his days creating amazing inventions like a Spring-Cleaning Machine and an Elixir of Vitality and a Clock-That-Doesn’t-Need-Winding, always accompanied by his patient housekeeper Mrs. Flittersnoop and his loyal friend Colonel Dedshot.

I can see movie makers eating this movie up.

A 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. ( )
  debnance | Jul 16, 2012 |
Wacky inventor problems.

Your good natured crazy inventor guy and kids collection here, quite entertaining.

From automated cricket bowling machines to schemes to prevent library fines when you have misplaced the same book from a dozen different libraries.

A fair bit of fun to be had in your 'jolly good, wot' style of English humour.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/10/incredible-adventures-of-professor.html ( )
  bluetyson | Oct 23, 2007 |
I thought these stories were wonderful when I was about 9, and I still do. My favourite story ('The Professor Borrows a Book') will have a special resonance for many on LibraryThing. The professor cannot find the copy of The Life and Likings of a Lobster that he has borrowed from Great Pagwell library, and has to borrow another copy from Little Pagwell library. Then both are overdue, and he can't find either, and has to rush to Upper Pagwell library for a copy to return to the other libraries and then take out again. Eventually, when he is cycling round keeping fourteen libraries going on one copy, the librarians all come to tea, and find all the lost books shelved in different sections of his library ('Lobsters', 'Biographies', 'Natural History', 'Folklore', etc.). Clearly, Professor Branestawm needs LibraryThing! ( )
2 vote MyopicBookworm | Sep 4, 2007 |
Who cares that's it for 10 year olds. I enjoy them and have for over 30 years. Aided by the wonderful W.Heath Robinson drawings ( )
  ablueidol | Dec 3, 2006 |
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Welcome to the wonderfully nutty, fabulously entertaining mishaps of Professor Branestawm! Professor Branestawme is madly sane and cleverly dotty. He simply hasn't got the time to think about ordinary things - his head is too full of brilliant ideas and wild inventions. Yet the professor's absent-mindedness means that his devices rarely seem to work as they should...Still one of the immortals of children's literature - Professor Branestawm's adventures continue to amuse generations of young readers. Ages 9+.… (more)

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