If you’re here, then you most likely first read The Mad Scientists’ Club decades ago when you were a kid and probably got your paperback from Scholastic for a quarter. Now we’re pleased to offer a brand new 50th Anniversary Edition of these wonderful, imaginative stories in hardcover. To make it reminiscent of the Scholastic edition (which most of us are more familiar with) we’ve gone back to the original font which Scholastic used on the front cover.
Also new for this edition is an introduction by Sheridan Brinley in which he describes the house his family lived in when his father wrote these stories, he also shares a picture with us of the room where his father had his office. We’ve put the old intro to the 40th Anniversary Edition at the end of the book so you won’t miss out on all those notes about the Mad Scientists’ Club. We think you’ll be pleased with this new collector’s edition for the true Mad Scientists’ Club fan!
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 fifty years ago.
Author’s Edition with text restored from the original manuscripts.