Me and My Little Brain (The Great Brain Series #3)

Me and My Little Brain (The Great Brain Series #3)

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by John D. Fitxgerald, John D. Fitzgerald
     
 

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When that shrewd conniver, Tom, the infamous Great Brain, is sent to school in Salt Lake City, his favorite victim, J.D., figures he can step into his brother's shoes as town hustler. Nothing's wrong with his technique—it's just that he hasn't got the instincts of a real con man. But when outlaws kidnap J.D.'s four-year-old adopted brother, Frankie, J.D.'s…  See more details below

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When that shrewd conniver, Tom, the infamous Great Brain, is sent to school in Salt Lake City, his favorite victim, J.D., figures he can step into his brother's shoes as town hustler. Nothing's wrong with his technique—it's just that he hasn't got the instincts of a real con man. But when outlaws kidnap J.D.'s four-year-old adopted brother, Frankie, J.D.'s talents find their proper inspiration. And if everybody thinks it looks like curtains for Frankie it's because they haven't counted on what a "little brain" combined with a big heart can do.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
A historical novel filled with humor, compassion, danger, and triumph features the younger brother of The Great Brain as he tries to live up to his brother's legacy. It's a reissue of a 1971 novel that takes place in the Mormon Utah of 1897, and it has lost nothing in the intervening years. Fitzgerald writes semi-autobiographically and with a voice that rings simultaneously true and outrageous. The good news-if you like this book, there are seven more just as enjoyable in the series. 1995 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440455332
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/15/1972
Series:
Great Brain Series, #3
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Me and My Little Brain 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I read these books as child by checking them out of a library. Now almost 20 years later, I have decided to reread them all starting from the beginning. In this book, J.D. decides that he can fill the Great Brain (T.D.)¿s shoes, while T.D. is away at the Academy in Salt Lake City. It turns out to be a humbling experience, thus the title, Me and My Little Brain. While some people may tell you that this book isn¿t as good without the presence of the Great Brain, I found this book just as entertaining as the rest. The storytelling is as superb as the rest. You don¿t want to miss this book because it introduces the character, Frankie, who allows this book to still be about brothers. Towards the end of this book, we find out that J.D. can still do some amazing stuff even though he has a little brain.