The Great Brain #2: More Adventures of the Great Brain

by John D. Fitzgerald

Other authorsMercer Mayer (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1971

Status

Available

Call number

PB Fit

Call number

PB Fit

Local notes

PB Fit

Barcode

2518

Publication

Yearling (1971), Edition: Reissue, 160 pages

Description

In 1896 the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah, is almost twelve years old and more mischievous than ever in his practical jokes and schemes against everyone in town.

Awards

Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Children's — 1972)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1969

Physical description

160 p.; 5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member bibliophile26
I read the first Great Brain book earlier this spring and found it hilarious. This one wasn’t quite as good, but definitely worth reading.
LibraryThing member EmScape
Tom Fitzgerald, self-proclaimed Great Brain and older brother of our narrator, J.D., is a real rascal. In this volume of the series, he continues to use his Great Brain to swindle and manipulate the townsfolk of Adenville, Utah. However, he seems somewhat less maniacal here, as he's also used his
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Great Brain to keep the family from getting lost in the mountains, hold a truly touching funeral for an old dog, and catch a couple of bank robbers.
The Fitzgerald family and Old West setting are fascinating to read about, as a child or adult, and the text also features some good life lessons and morality checks. Recommended.
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Pages

160

Rating

½ (136 ratings; 3.9)
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