This book is about The Great Brain (A.K.A Tom) a kid who has a big brain and is trying to get a lot of money. He has a lot of tricks up his sleeve.The story is told from The Great Brain's brother,J.D.
Tom lives in a family with his younger brother, J.D, his dad, his mom, and his aunt.His tricks are genius - if you are caught in his tricks there is no escaping.
Tom's dad works for the Advocate, a newspaper.
My favorite characters are J.D and Tom (A.K.A The Great Brain). They are both as they should be and are like real people and work well together.
Tom's best tricks are amazing - here are my two favorites
1. Tom manages to convince the whole town there is a dinosaur in a cave near the town, and then seals the cave up, saving two people from getting fired.
2. Tom is forced to teach a girl and help her act like a girl.His parents must take away his bike to make sure he does this. He gets back his bike but must continue to teach. He tells his dad that he will be picked on bye the other boys he says he could lie about getting payed but lying is worse then getting picked on and gets payed 1.00 dollar (witch back then is like 40.00 dollars now) .
This book is really good, the characters are believable the story is good. I would recommend this book and especially to people who like The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer