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ISBN13: 9780142400586
ISBN10: 0142400580
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The best con man in the Midwest is only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it's saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg Andy, or Basil, the new kid at school, the Great Brain always manages to come out on top — and line his pockets in the process.

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"A lively, funny...touching book written with flair." Saturday Review

Synopsis:

For decades, the Great Brain and his little brother have enchanted readers. Now three of these heartwarming and funny stories featuring the young con artist are reissued. Illustrations.

About the Author

John D. Fitzgerald is the author of seven Great Brain books. He died in Florida, his home of many years, at the age of eighty-one. Mercer Mayer lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.

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Alethea, August 20, 2008 (view all comments by Alethea)
I've been randomly re-reading books from my childhood, and this was as enjoyable as any. It always amazes me what I missed when I was 10. The book takes place in turn of the (20th) century Utah, and there are all sorts of very subtle Morman vs. non-Morman tensions, and even a pretty serious chapter about the death of an old Jewish man. And to think, all I remembered about this book were the intricate con games of "The Great Brain" (which upon reading as an adult, really aren't that intricate at all).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142400586
Author:
John D. Fitzgerald and Mercer Mayer
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Mayer, Mercer
Author:
Fitzgerald, John D.
Author:
Mayer, Mercer
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Great Brain
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.84x5.10x.58 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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