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by Mercer Mayer,John D. Fitzgerald

  • ISBN: 0440448417
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Mercer Mayer,John D. Fitzgerald
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Other formats: docx lrf lit azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Yearling (December 15, 1974)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1358 kb
  • EPUB size: 1394 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 329
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The Great Brain is a series of children's books by American author John Dennis Fitzgerald (1906–1988).

The Great Brain is a series of children's books by American author John Dennis Fitzgerald (1906–1988). Set in the small town of Adenville, Utah, between 1896 and 1898, the stories are loosely based on Fitzgerald's childhood experiences. Chronicled by the first-person voice of John Dennis Fitzgerald, the stories mainly center on the escapades of John's mischievous older brother, Tom Dennis Fitzgerald, .

John D. Fitzgerald (Author), Mercer Mayer (Illustrator). Book 5 of 8 in the Great Brain Series.

By John D. Fitzgerald. All rights reserved Great Brain Reforms. Great Brain At the Academy. Return of the Great Brain. Published by Penguin Group. Puffin Books ISBN 0-14-240058. Printed in the United States of America. Text set in Baskerville. Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that. Fitzgerald · Mercer Mayer. Tom Fitzgerald, alias The Great Brain, is back, struggling to stay reformed now that his friends have threatened to ostracize him if he pulls even one more swindle. knows Tom's reformation is too good to be true, and as a reformed Gre. The Adventures of the Great Brain (Set Of 5 Books). by John D. books 1-5. The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain by John D.

Book in the The Great Brain Series). by Mercer Mayer and John D. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. Fitzgerald puts out yet another good book in the Great Brain series with the Great Brain Reforms. It details a few more of . s swindles, and builds up to the point where the rest of the kids in town hate him. When he risks two of the kids' lives for thirty cents, they realize that it has gone too far. They hold a mock court meeting, and convict the Great Brain of swindling everyone in town, and as punishment every kid in town refuses to speak to him for a whole year.

The Great Brain Reforms. Written by John D. Fitzgerald and illustrated by Mercer Mayer. More books like The Great Brain Reforms. Published by Yearling. During summer vacation in 1898, J. D. arrives at a means of reforming his older brother, The Great Brain, and ending his career as a swindler. Topics in The Great Brain Reforms. More books from these creatives. More Adventures of the Great Brain. by. Fitzgerald, John Dennis; Mayer, Mercer, 1943- illus. During summer vacation in 1898, . Humorous stories, Humorous stories, Humorous stories. New York, Dial Press. Fitzgerald Illustrated by Mercer Mayer. 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. Part of The Great Brain. His stories of The Great Brain were based on his ow. ore about John D. About John D.

The Great Brain Reforms book. They were loosely based on the adventures of his brother Thomas N. Fitzgerald

The Great Brain Reforms book. Books in this series include: The Great Brain (1967), More Adventures of the Great Brain (1969), Me and My Little Brain (1971), The Great Brain at the Academy (1972), The Great Brain Reforms (1973), The Return of the Great Brain (1974), and The Great Brain Does It Again (1976). The Great Brain Series has led to one of the most asked questions in Utah literature: "Where is Adenville, Utah?"

During summer vacation in 1898, J. D. arrives at a means of reforming his older brother, The Great Brain, and ending his career as a swindler
Reviews about The Great Brain Reforms (7):
watching to future
As with the other follow-up books in the Great Brain series (books 2-7), this is more aimed at older kids/young adults than adults....but that doesn't mean the appeal is limited to just that group. Indeed, there's a lot here for anyone interested in historical semi-fiction (I say semi because it's clear Fitzgerald leaned on his own experiences for this series).

I think what set this novel apart from the others is that, finally, we see the consequences of Tom's swindling as well as a glimpse into what makes him tick. We see that Tom's friends suffered severe punishments for losing their bets with Tom, up to and including corporal punishment (Parley in particular paints a bleak story of what happened to him after he lost a number of items to Tom). These are things that had been obliquely hinted towards in previous books, but not expressly laid out (which I think is historically accurate, given the general stoicism of the time period). For his part, Tom is described by his brother John as not seeing himself as a swindler or con-man, but rather genuinely thinking he's using his intelligence to outsmart people. In the final part of the book, Tom indeed expressed shock and dismay that he perhaps didn't have as many "friends" as he thought he had. It's a sobering development in the series and one that I think really brings the reader in.

It's a shame books 4-7 are, as of this writing, out of print, but if you have a chance to get this novel...jump at it. It's a fantastic series of stories that all contribute to a real and believable character arc. A great book.
John Dennis Fitzgerald intended to chronicle his youth in Utah for adults, not children. His publisher thought otherwise and the result are these gems. I don't even call them children's lit gems because I find them just as enjoyable as an adult. Before I go on, you should know that Fitzgerald wrote one book about his youth that is for adults, called "Papa Married a Mormon". It is one of the most amazing books on the American west that I have ever read. Sadly, it is out of print, and you may, like me, have to pay an exorbitant sum to get a copy. Trust me, save up and do it. Now back to this book. Every single Great Brain book in the series is pure gold, and the entire set can be had cheaply, so I say buy them all at once. I "put my money where my mouth is" as Tom the Great Brain would say, and bought the lot.
A great gift for my brother and his kids!
My Granddaughter loved these books. Said they "weren't just good, they were great!"
The Great brain is better than everyone else at every thing so he uses that to his advantage Good Book
Dancing Lion
So glad to find this book.
Love all the Great Brain series. I read them as a child, my mom read them when she was a child, and now my son loves them.

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