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Title:
The great brain
Author:
Fitzgerald, John Dennis.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : [Penguin Group], [2000?]
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Publisher imprint varies.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
840 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 7.0 115.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 10 Quiz: 04746 Guided reading level: T.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780803725904

9780142400586
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

John D. Fitzgerald was born in Utah and lived there until he left at eighteen to begin a series of interesting careers ranging from jazz drummer to foreign correspondent. His stories of The Great Brain were based on his own childhood in Utah with a conniving older brother named Tom. These reminiscenses led to eight memorable Great Brain books. John D. Fitzgerald also wrote several best-selling adult books, including Papa Married a Mormon . He died in Florida, his home of many years, at the age of eighty-one.


From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-7. The first in a popular series set in Utah at the turn of the century, this funny novel describes how J.D.'s brother outsmarts everyone by using his ``great brain.''


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Magic Water Closetp. 1
Chapter 2 Revenge Can Be Sourp. 25
Chapter 3 The Great Brain Saves the Dayp. 43
Chapter 4 Abie Glassman Finds a Homep. 68
Chapter 5 Greek Immigrantp. 79
Chapter 6 A Wreath for Abiep. 102
Chapter 7 The New Teacherp. 116
Chapter 8 The Great Brain's Reformationp. 139

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