The first entry in a completely wacky classic series includes the original illustrations, as well as extra information on accidental inventions that changed our lives, and a few experiments for readers to try
"Once you started anything in Professor Branestawm’s house you never knew when it might finish or even if it ever would."
Poor Mrs. Flittersnoop! It's not easy being Professor Branestawm's housekeeper. People may say he's a genius, but all his inventions always make life more complicated, alarming, and extraordinary than it was before. An innocent bottle of old cough mixture turns out to be an elixir that makes all the waste paper in the bin come to life, the burglar-catcher and the pancake-maker operate just a little too efficiently, and about the spring-cleaning machine, the less said the better. You could write a book about it, but nobody would believe it.
About the Author
Norman Hunter (1899–1995) is the author of the Professor Branestawm series, which was originally created for a children’s series on BBC Radio. The professor went on to appear in a series of thirteen books by Norman Hunter over the next fifty years, from 1933 to 1983.
Martin Jarvisis one of Britain’s most distinguished and versatile actors. He has narrated and produced audiobooks in the United Kingdom and is transitioning his narrating talents to audiobooks in the United States, as well. Martin narrates the late Dick Francis’s newest mystery,Crossfire.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This 4 CD set is over 4 hours of funny stories that detail The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm. He is a zany, eccentric English professor who creates amazing inventions that all flop and go wrong. Your child will laugh out loud with delight as they listen to Professor Branestawm's excitement as he creates, builds and invents only to hear the final explosions and failures of his craftsmanship. With zany inventions like a device to capture and tie up burglars, a spring-cleaning machine and more your own child's imagination and creativity will be sparked and their thought processes pushed a little further as to the possibilities thanks to Professor Branestawm's zaniness. This is a fantastic audiobook for children of all ages.