The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain, #5)

The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain, #5) The year is 1898, and the best con man in Adenville, Utah, is the infamous twelve year old Tom Fitzgerald, The Great Brain A year at the Catholic Academy for Boys certainly hasn t dulled Tom s love for money he s no sooner off the train than he begins scamming his own brother By the end of his summer break, Tom has tricked all of his friends out of everything they own He even outwits three professional crooks who come to swindle the whole town Tom thinks he should be the most popular kid around He has all the good toys, and he s saved his townspeople.Tom really begins to rake in the dough when he sets up business as a raftsman But when he endangers the lives of two friends, his brother J.D decides it s time for The Great Brain to reform And that s how the case of The Kids of Adenville vs The Great Brain is tried in the Fitzgeralds barn one summer day. Best Read [ The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain, #5) ] By [ John D. Fitzgerald ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain, #5)
  • John D. Fitzgerald
  • English
  • 25 October 2019
  • 0440448417

14 thoughts on “The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain, #5)

  1. says:

    Tom, known as The Great Brain, is up to his old tricks again, fooling the neighborhood kids into sucker bets, tricking his brother into doing all the chores, blackmailing his adopted brother out of his allowance money, and generally making trouble for the town But when a few kids nearly lose their lives in one of his pranks, will the shame and fear of death be enough to get the Great Brain to reform his ways I enjoyed this funny story about the mischievous schemes of Tom and how he drags his Tom, known as The Great Brain, is up to his old tricks again, fooling the neighborhood kids into sucker bets, tricking his brother into doing all the chores, blackmailing his adopted brother out of his allowance money, and generally making trouble for the town But when a few kids nearly lose their lives in one of his pranks, will the shame and fear of death be enough to get the Great Brain to reform his ways I enjoyed this funny story about the mischievous schemes of Tom and how he drags his brothers along for the ride He definitely reminds me of Tom Sawyer, only he s WORSE The wholesome atmosphere of the old town and the simple quiet people who live there, are stirred up by the wild and crazy scenarios that Tom cooks up There is never a dull moment The characters are hilarious, and I loved reading how different people react to Tom s cunning Sometimes there are serious consequences to Tom s shenanigans, but he al...

  2. says:

    All I can say is, I remember the moment when the Great Brain decides he s going to stop his manipulating ways and he tells his friend he feels different, somehowclean and warm and Christmasy I ve found myself quoting that quite a few times in my life and usually forgetting from whence it came.

  3. says:

    The Great Brain Reforms by John D Fitzgerald is about a family of boys that like to make money especially Tom Tom was the oldest and had a very talented brain One day he decided to make a raft for the river across the street The raft took tom a wile to built but he built it Then toms great brain thought it was a good idea if he charged kids to go on the raft One of the kids tom was taking down the river fell of in the rapids Tom jumped in to save him and almost died from a bolder This is The Great Brain Reforms by John D Fitzgerald is about a family of boys that like to make money especially Tom Tom was the oldest and had a very talented brain One day he decided to make a raft for the river across the street The raft took tom a wile to built but he built it Then toms great brain thought it was a good idea if he charged kids to go on the raft One of the kids tom was taking down the river fell of...

  4. says:

    The Great Brain series is one of the greatest of all time Tom Dennis is a mischievous young man, who has a self described great brain He uses it for good and well, maybe not evil, but certainly for mischief, but most importantly, for money making Every day Tom has a new scheme to help his great brain take care of his money loving heart In this book, Tom makes a bet with his brother Sweyn that he can catch a bigger fish on their fishing trip, even though Sweyn has a better fishing pole The Great Brain series is one of the greatest of all time Tom Dennis is a mischievous young man, who has a self described great brain He uses it for good and well, maybe not evil, but certainly for mischief, but most importantly, for money making Every day Tom has a new scheme to help his great brain take care of his money loving heart In this book, Tom makes a bet with his brother Sweyn that he can catch a bigger fish on their fishing trip, even though Sweyn has a better fishing pole Tom never bets unless it s a sure thing, so of course he uses his great brain to catch a big fish with an old pole He also makes a raft, and takes his friends on river rafting adventures ...

  5. says:

    I would love this series reading it by myself, but reading them to my kids makes it that much greater.

  6. says:

    These stories are both entertaining and instructive I am glad my children read them.

  7. says:

    Good readThe Great brain is better than everyone else at every thing so he uses that to his advantage Good Book

  8. says:

    Good times.

  9. says:

    We enjoyed another excellent book in the Great Brain series The kids get a kick out of Tom s wit and confidence.

  10. says:

    I don t like that kid.

  11. says:

    My favorite Great Brain books are the ones where Tom gets a little slap of reality It s good fun to see the way he tricks and connives his brothers and friends out of their belongings, but there s a sort of bittersweet feeling that comes along with it, too There s lots of good fun in The Great Brain Reforms, and lots of that bittersweet aggravated feeling when J.D continuously falls for his brother s shenanigans, or Tom sweettalks his way out of trouble But, as the title promises, there s My favorite Great Brain books are the ones where Tom gets a little slap of reality It s good fun to see the way he tricks and connives his brothers and friends out of their belongings, but there s a sort of bittersweet feeling that comes along with it, too There s lots of good fun in The Great Brain Reforms, and lots of that bittersweet aggravated feeling when J.D continuously falls for his brother s shenanigans, or Tom sweettalks his way out of trouble But, as the title promises, there s also moments where Tom realizes that he s taken things too far.The...

  12. says:

    The Great Brain Reforms By John D Fitzgerald, Illustrated By Mercer Mayer The Great Brain, Tom Fitzgerald, was very smart He could do anything and usually could come up with answers if he put his mind to it He lived in Utah back in the days when you could buy a lot of stuff for just 10 The author tells you this because he liked to get money to buy stuff Tom had three brothers, two were his blood brothers John and Sweyn, and one was his adopted brother Frankie He had a mama and a papa The Great Brain Reforms By John D Fitzgerald, Illustrated By Mercer Mayer The Great Brain, Tom Fitzgerald, was very smart He could do anything and usually could come up with answers if he put his mind to it He lived in Utah back in the days when you could buy a lot of stuff for just 10 The author tells you this because he liked to get money to buy stuff Tom had three brothers, two were his blood brothers John and Sweyn, and one was his adopted brother Frankie He had a mama and a papa and an aunt, but she wasn t really their aunt, she just moved in when her husband died Mr Fitzgerald, printed the daily newspaper called the Advocate Mamma and Aunt Bertha did the housekeeping When they prepared dinner they always made sure to make onemeal because Papa always invited a guest for Sunday dinn...

  13. says:

    This is the book that makes the rest of them complete Only 4 stars because this is not a standalone read, but if you read one orof the first three Great Brain books, this is the payoff The Great Brain at the Academy is fun, but we re talking Adenville issues here A lot of the charm of the Great Brain books is the contrast between the naive narration of J.D and the shady dealings he recounts featuring his older brother, Tom Dennis, aka The Great Brain It s funny for adults, but I This is the book that makes the rest of them complete Only 4 stars because this is not a standalone read, but if you read one orof the first three Great Brain books, this is the payoff The Great Brain at the Academy is fun, but we re talking Adenville issues here A lot of the charm of the Great Brain books is the contrast between the naive narration of J.D and the shady dealings he recounts featuring his older brother, Tom Dennis, aka The Great Brain It s funny for adults, but I found I had to coach my 6 year old a bit on the morality of the tales Sometimes Tom uses his brain for good, and sometimes for selfish ends That isn t always clear to young readers or listeners When adopted brother Frankie Pennyworth showed up, he added a new perspective of doubt Frankie...

  14. says:

    Another wonderful book in this my favourite children s series As I have mentioned in my other reviews I love this series because it has wonderful characters, it is based in reality and does not have to rely on sci fi or fantasy for its thrills and it teaches children as they are entertained One complaint I have with THIS book in the series is that the Great Brain Tom comes across as evenmerciless than usual Yes he often cons children but in this one he seems to be ruthless in how he Another wonderful book in this my favourite children s series As I have mentioned in my other reviews I love this series because it has wonderful characters, it is based in reality and does not have to rely on sci fi or fantasy for its thrills and it teaches children as they are entertained One complaint I have with THIS book in the series is that the Great Brain Tom comes across as evenmerciless than usual Yes he often cons children but in this one he seems to be ruthless in how he targets his friends for their prized possessions and tricks his brot...

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