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***The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club

by Bertrand R. Brinley

illustrated by Charles Greer

Reviewed January 2, 2006.
Purple House Press, Texas, 2002.  First published in 1968.  210 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF BRI).
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2005 (#4, Young Adult and Children's Classics)

Here’s more good old-fashioned fun for boys, though girls will enjoy it, too.  I did when I was a kid, and now I enjoyed reading it to my 11-year-old son at bedtime.  This second book takes another look at a club of smart kids who stir up their town of Mammoth Falls.  They enjoy using the top technology of the time.  I wonder what they would do nowadays with the power of the internet!  As it is, they have to be content with radio transmitters and beacons and such.

In this book, they capture bank robbers, refit an old submarine, make rain, build a flying saucer and scare the town, and finally have it out with Harmon Muldoon’s rival gang.  This is a fun book about a bunch of boys having a good time.

Reviews of other books by Bertrand R. Brinley:
The Big Kerplop!
The Mad Scientists' Club

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