Read The Great Brain!!! Leo F.

                        The Great Brain

                                          A Book Review

                                                                      by Leo F.
     Do you want to read a book about a boy genius who uses his brain for both good and bad? Then you should read The Great Brain by John Dennis Fitzgerald. The Great Brain is narrated by a boy named John. His brother Tom is a genius. Tom is a fascinating character. He’s not only smart, but he is also funny, clever and devious. Throughout the book Tom performs a number of helpful, and sometimes even heroic acts. He saves the Jenson brothers, who get lost in Skeleton Cave, a vast network of tunnels and caverns that would take an army four months to explore. He helps Basil, a boy from Greece, learn to speak English and avoid getting picked on by a bully named Sammy Leeds. The interesting thing is that Tom doesn’t just do these heroic deeds out of the kindness of his heart; he does them for profit as well. Saving the Jenson boys is the right thing to do, but Tom has another motive too: He makes a deal with the brothers to breed his dog, Brownie, with their dog lady, and he isn’t about to give that up. He also makes a deal with Basil’s dad to teach Basel to fight. The condition is that the day Basil can beat Sammy Leeds in a fight, Basil’s dad will give Tom one whole dollar. In those days, a dollar might not seem like a lot, but in the year 1897, when this story takes place, a kid would be happy to get a penny an hour for loaning his favorite toy. These are just a few of the interesting tricks and services that Tom has up his sleeve, so you’ll have to read the story for yourself if you want to hear more. If you do, and at the end you find yourself at the edge of a real cliffhanger, have no fear! The Great Brain is actually a series of books. The second installment, More   Adventures of The Great Brain picks up right where The Great Brain leaves off, and it will be waiting for you in the Greenacres library. So read away. The Great Brain!!!

Join The 5th And 6th Grade Basketball Team! Leo F.

Do you like basketball?  Would you be interested in joining the team?

If so, read on!  I interviewed a current player, Jacob B. imgresWhat can you say about the Fifth Grade Scarsdale Youth Basketball Team?

“All I can say is that we have a bunch of very skilled kids and our coach will improve us in three ways; physically, mentally, and in sportsmanship.”

What is the position that you would like to play the most?

“The positions that I like to play are power forward and small forward.”What is the position that you play?“I play power forward and sometimes small forward, but if you wanted a singular response it would be power forward.”

Who are some of your teammates?

“My team mates are Jack M., Cole G., Spencer R., Ryan G., Leo F., Chase S., Noah G., Jack F., and Rhett N.

 What do you want us to know about the basketball team?

 Please come to our games! We need some support. Anyway, join the Scarsdale basketball team!!!