The Great Brain
ISBN: 0440430712
EAN13: 9780440430711
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.6" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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J. D. idolizes his older brother Tom, a.k.a. The Great Brain, a silver-tongued con artist with a genius for making a profit. No matter what the situation, The Great Brain will always find a way to turn it to his advantage--usually, his financial advantage. As boys growing up at the beginning of the 1900s, J. D. and Tom have plenty of scope for their adventures. And while J. D.'s ingenuity may not equal his conniving brother's, as a narrator he is endearingly sympathetic and wildly entertaining. First published in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this classic series has been popular ever since. Now the first three books are again available in hardcover, complete with their original illustrations. Join the amazing Great Brain and his befuddled brother as they continue to captivate generations of young readers.

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   Terrific series
The story is set around the turn of the century in a new and exotic town where indoor plumbing is a small rural prospect. The story is fun because it is told in part from the perspective of the younger brother who idolizes his older brother, the great brain -- a charming conniver. You will have to explain things like outhouses and the fact that 10 cents a week allowance is worth the work or that children had a lot of freedom to explore and play a hundred years ago. It is a great story with mixed some social history. I love this series really ''.
   I hope these never go out of print
John Dennis Fitzgerald intended to document his youth in Utah for adults, not children. His publisher though otherwise and the result are these gems. I don 't call them children's lit - gems because I find them just as enjoyable as an adult. Before I go further, you should know that Taylor wrote a book about his youth called Papa Married a Mormon. It is one of the most fantastic books on the American West that I have ever read. Sadly, it is out of print and you can, like me, pay an exorbitant sum to get a copy. Save me, do it and get it done. Now on to this book, return. Each great brain book in the series is pure gold, and the entire set can be had cheaply, so that you can buy them all at once. I have put my money where my mouth is, as said by Tom the Great Brain, and bought the lot.
   Great book
My son enjoyed this book and recommends it to others.
   Young boy classic
I laid on my teachers'classroom floor while reading the book to the class.
   A timeless series
This is a great series that I read over and over again as a kid and as an adult. I was so happy to find this and read it to my son.
   Generation to generation
Their own sons now receive the books as gifts.
   This is a great vehicle for important conversations
Classic : Thought provoking, but fun discussion provoking when reading as a family as well. I think we do our children a disservice when we don 't remember how things were once and explain different viewpoints in history.
   Stroll Done Memory Lane
From my childhood book, great memories. Loved the price of the sellers and speedy delivery. Thanks! ''
   A childhood favorite, delivered swiftly
A childhood favorite, delivered quickly. I wish I could find modern editions, but it was worth the price. Reading these fun, clean adventures is itself a throwback to a time when fun and mischief were often innocent and interchangeable.
   A Family Favorite.
I was so happy when these came back in paperback to print. This series took place in Utah, where I live so that the experiences are relatable to my pioneer ancestors. The stories are unique and each chapter has a complete adventure with the characters continuing the series. The stories are original and clever. My child had dyslexia and I read them to all children. When he was older and had a CB radio, his handle was The Great Brain. When I worked in a library, I gave this book to an elderly man who was recovering from a stroke and needed something fun and not too difficult. We read them to my husband as he recovered from the surgery.