The Great Brain Reforms (The Great Brain Series #5)by John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Other)
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.
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Once again the Great Brain aka TD manages to swindle his friends out of money by being smart enough to bet on a sure thing, but words it in such a way that his friends believe that they will win. For example, TD bets his friends that he can magnetize a wood stick. They fall for it since they know that he can¿t possibly magnetize wood. Well, we later find out that he made a boomerang and pretends to use a magnet to bring it back to him. My favorite part of the stories in this book is how TD livens up the swindles and money-making schemes with his story telling. Who wouldn¿t want to ride the raft, Explorer, after hearing him narrate during the ride? The author tells the story in such a way that it makes you smile. This book concludes with JD getting fed up with his older brother TD and devising a plan to make him reform. You won¿t want to miss it.