Item description for The Mad Scientists' Club (Mad Scientist Club) by Charles Geer Bertrand R. Brinley...
The boys are back after 40 years! Author's Edition with previously unpublished text restored from the original manuscripts.
A strange sea monster appears on the lake ...a fortune is unearthed from an old cannon ...a valuable dinosaur egg is stolen. Watch out as the Mad Scientists turn Mammoth Falls upside down!
Take seven, lively, "normal" boys -- one an inventive genius -- give them a clubhouse for cooking up ideas, an electronics lab above the town hardware store, and a good supply of Army surplus equipment, and you, dear reader, have a boyhood dream come true and a situation that bears watching.
In the hands of an author whose own work involved technological pioneering, the proceedings are well worth undivided attention, as the boys explore every conceivable possibility for high and happy adventure in the neighborhood of Mammoth Falls. To the unutterable confusion of the local dignitaries -- and the unalloyed delight of Bertrand Brinley's fans -- the young heroes not only outwit their insidious rival, Harmon Muldoon, but emerge as town heroes. Here, captured under one cover, are the fun-filled escapades of the young scientists whose exciting capers debuted in Boys' Life magazine 40 years ago.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 3, 2001
Publisher Purple House Press
ISBN 1930900104 ISBN13 9781930900103
Reviews - What do customers think about The Mad Scientists' Club (Mad Scientist Club)?
excellent all-round Jul 26, 2008
This was one of my favorite books growing up. I really wanted to be a member of that club! I read and re-read it many times. I did have my own electronics workshop, and some of my projects were inspired by the book. I notice at the moment this book has 64 reviews and every single one is 5 stars. Well deserved, in my opinion!
An inspiration to me Jul 12, 2008
As I often (probably too often) do, I just checked the ranking of MY young reader's novel, "Hubert Invents the Wheel," against others in its category and was delighted to find "Mad Scientists' Club" one slot of ahead of "Hubert." What great company to be in!
40 years ago, I read this paperback so many times that I wore the cover off and had to re-attach it with duct tape. I didn't realize it at the time, but Brinley gave me a HUGE push in the direction of my current writing career, by combining highly accurate and detailed scientific know-how with crackerjack tales of suspense, action, and humor.
I dusted off my copy of MSC a few years ago and was astonished by how up-to-date it still felt. Much of the scientific equipment mentioned is still used today (gastroscopes, thermocouples) -- one only wonders what Brinley would've had to say about the Internet!
Well loved children's book is back in print Jul 2, 2008
Like several other reviews, I first read this book in a Scholastic Book Club edition as a kid, which I enjoyed and kept. I somehow later found the second book as well.
Now I've replaced them with these new hardback editions, and can now read the 'new' (to me) volumes.
As a scout, I also liked the stories where the club was shown to be Explorers. And, as a long time viewer of the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights, when they showed an adaptation of one of the stories, I knew where they got the story from (which I was able to verify as an adult).
Loved this series Feb 29, 2008
I loved these books as a boy, and I still enjoy them now. Yes, the science is a bit dated in a few places, and yes a few of the stories don't stand the test of time quite as well as others. However, the fact remains that these books mix fun, curiosity and scientific exploration in a way that is still very appealing. Get these books for your kids and for yourself!
After all these years Nov 30, 2007
It was so cool to re-read these stories! I first read these in 6th Grade in the 1960s, and the idea of a lake monster stayed with me all these years. Just the kind of stuff I used to love to daydream about when I was a boy. I even bought an extra copy for my nephew.