The Great Brain at the Academy

John D. Fitzgerald

You are here: Home - Uncategorized - The Great Brain at the Academy


The Great Brain at the Academy

The Great Brain at the Academy The Great Brain faces the challenge of life at a strict Catholic boarding school with daring exploits and money making schemes

  • Title: The Great Brain at the Academy
  • Author: John D. Fitzgerald
  • ISBN: 9780803730397
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Great Brain faces the challenge of life at a strict Catholic boarding school with daring exploits and money making schemes.

    • ¿ The Great Brain at the Academy || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ John D. Fitzgerald
      198 John D. Fitzgerald
    • thumbnail Title: ¿ The Great Brain at the Academy || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ John D. Fitzgerald
      Posted by:John D. Fitzgerald
      Published :2018-08-13T23:02:16+00:00

    One thought on “The Great Brain at the Academy

    1. Jeyn Roberts on said:

      I loved these books so much as a child. But I think this one was my favourite because of the way Tom managed to earn so much money selling candy bars. I'd recommend this series to anyoneyoung and old.

    2. Ebookwormy1 on said:

      A great book for boys! This series was a favorite from childhood for all the kids in our family. I remember my teacher and my mom reading them to us, and then re-reading them several times later. Having read these aloud now myself for homeschool, I was surprised by the mature themes that I didn't remember. I still recommend the books, and think that dealing with these topics through literature is a much safer way to expose kids to the struggles of life than the street/ family/ friends/ news talk [...]

    3. Caleb on said:

      Every Kid in town is glad that Tom is leaving Because they have all been swindled at one time or another. When Tom got on the train to go to private school in Salt Lake City, no one but his family where there to see him go.The moment Tom met Father Rodreguez they got off to the wrong start. Tom was very dirty and the Father hated dirty kids. Tom soon learned that if you were bad then you had to peel potatoes or clean the bathroom. All the kids only got ten cents worth of candy each month. Father [...]

    4. Wendy Darling on said:

      For some reason, my husband read very few books as a child. This makes me so sad! So I coaxed him into reading this to me bit by bit every night. It's one of my favorite MG books, which follows the hijinx of Tom D. Fitzgerald, a boy genius with a money-loving heart who gets into all sorts of trouble at a boys academy in the late 1800s. I really enjoy Tom's schemes to run a forbidden candy store, his outwitting punishments for "bad" behavior, and the way he figures out a magician's mind-reading t [...]

    5. John Krug on said:

      The absolute best of the truly outstanding eight book Great Brain series. Although Adenville is wonderful, T.D.'s adventures with a whole new cast of characters in Salt Lake City, including a group of very cagey (yet caring) priests, are even better.By the way, if you'd like to see the original cover art for this book (as well as the rest of the book's illustrations), check out greatbrain.weebly.

    6. Jeff Sparkman on said:

      Among all of John D. Fitzgerald's Great Brain books, this is probably my favorite--it was the first one in the series that I read. The next book, The Great Brain Reforms, is a very close second.When I was a kid I never thought I'd be interested in a story that took place at the turn of the 20th century, but this book proved me wrong.

    7. Jtz on said:

      this book is an excellent book as the fouth book in the series. i have read it many times and certainly will again. the story line is engaging and exciting with every page. in it the great brain is away from home at a jesuit boys' school, where he finds ways to bring the boys candy and make some money--as well as eat candy--himself. truly an enjoyable book and a read-again

    8. Tara Lynn on said:

      This particular entry in the series had special meaning. As a fellow graduate of more years of Catholic school than I can count, Tom's adventures in a Jesuit-run school for boys really make me smile. Very funny!

    9. sj on said:

      This one was definitely my favourite of the series. I don't even know how many times I checked this out from my local library as a child, it was delah.

    10. Bryce on said:

      All of the Great Brain books are charming, delightful stories to read to your kids. Very cleverly thought out and written. Fun reads.This particular one is my favorite of them all.

    11. Chip on said:

      Probably one of my favorites out of the series, I still remember (and this has been at least 20 years since I read it) many of the details. Great series of books, little known though.

    12. Melanie on said:

      Tom gets himself into and out of trouble quite fluently in the fourth book in the Great Brain series. There were quite a few laughs in this one and we really enjoyed it as a family read-aloud.

    13. Cheryl on said:

      I love this series, and this one has always been my favorite in the set. Tom's adventures away from home are excellent.

    14. Anthony Ventrello on said:

      If you thought the priests could reform The Great Brain, think again! Like the other books in the series this is a must read and cannot put down.

    15. Spacewanderer on said:

      Everything I know about Jesuit priests I learned from this book.

    16. Levi on said:

      If you like funny or weird books, than The Great Brain Books are for you. There are at least five or six, and they are all individual stories, so it doesn't matter when you read any of them. The Great Brain at the Academy is especially great because it shows how kids think in different situations and how they react to events. The books will make you have mixed feelings for the characters and the events they experience. Overall, great easy book.

    17. Tessa on said:

      Good book which shows characterThe book was enjoyable, as are all The Great Brain books. There is conniving, unpunished crime, and Tom saying something isn't a sin which is (fooling a priest and breaking rules) making me recommend it to ten year olds and up. Than again I do think that for most children this book would be more delightful, interesting, and beautiful than Huckleberry Finn.

    18. Allycia on said:

      Our family loves this series. We read them all and are always laughing or talking about.

    19. Elisheva Rina on said:

      This is a funny book, part of a great series, but the Great Brain is truly a sociopath/psychopath. I'm too lazy to figure out how to mark spoilers, so just stop reading now if you don't want one of the many stories in this series to be ruined for youI'm not sure if this story is even in this book, but basically, the youngest brother's dear rocking horse is stolen and Great Brain/Tom manages to get his father to promise him a reward if he finds it. Of course, Tom does, but when the whole family g [...]

    20. Sri on said:

      ** spoiler alert **Oh Tom and his money-loving heart :D :D :D. Jika buku ketiga menceritakan soal J.D. sepeninggal Tom pergi bersekolah maka buku keempat ini kembali menjadi T.D. sebagai pusat cerita.Tom and his money-loving heart berusaha nyari uang bahkan sejak dalam perjalanan naik kereta menuju Salt Lake City.Tom menderita oleh banyak aturan di sekolah. Tapi bukan The Great Brain namanya kalau dia tidak nyari cara untuk keluar dari penderitaannya. Dari hukuman yang harus dia lakukan setiap h [...]

    21. Michael Emond on said:

      This is just a great series of books that hold up from the time I read them as a child to the time I am reading them to my child now. This is my favourite of the books because it not only shows the Great Brain, Tom, at his smartest but it also shows him meeting his match in the Reverend who runs the academy. Tom starts his journey on a train and ends up the Jesuit Academy for boys. He is at the age where his schooling must continue away from his home town and he must cone to grips with the rules [...]

    22. LobsterQuadrille on said:

      3.5 stars The fourth book in the series, The Great Brain at the Academy follows the constantly scheming Tom while he attends a Catholic academy. He outsmarts the superintendent, starts a black market for candy bars, and even introduces a new sport to the academy. Tom is a wonderfully developed character in this book, as his sympathetic side is shown more often, yet he's still delightfully conniving.I liked that there was more tenderness and warmth in this story than in the first one, but I also [...]

    23. Matt Willden on said:

      I loved the Great Brain books as a child, and was delighted to come across this one last year and read it to my children. It has a charming 19th century feel, with occasional references that may need explaining to the iPod generation, but certainly a worthwhile read to teach children that all great strengths need a little tempering from time to time, and that not all authority figures--particularly at school--are bent on ruining their lives. Also enjoyable because Tom's clever ideas and adventur [...]

    24. Danica Stone on said:

      I still love this book. It was my favorite in this awesome series as a child (because there's candy in it - I am easy to please) and it's my favorite now. The older I get, the more enjoyable it is, actually, because now I can appreciate the historical perspective of what it was like to live in Mormon Utah, as Catholics, in the 1890s. And now that my wife has converted to Catholicism, I can appreciate a lot more of the historical details of that, too. Especially in this book since he goes off to [...]

    25. Jack Cheng on said:

      Okay, now I'm reading just one chapter to the kids and then reading the rest of the book after they go to bed. This is a good entry, although a bit repetitive in explaining that JD is reconstructing events through TD's letters and Sweyn and Tom's reports. I wasn't that thrilled with the train ride to the academy, but I have fond memories of the "Candy Store" and especially how Tom carved a key out of wood. Did not disappoint thirty years later.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *