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The Alvin Fernald books
by Clifford B. Hicks
illustrated by Charles Geer and Roger Bradfield

Marvelous Inventions
of Alvin Fernald

Now available as an affordable paperback!

Since 1960, both boys and girls have enjoyed reading about Alvin Fernald and his Magnificent Brain. Whenever it kicks into action and a glassy stare comes into his eyes, it's time to watch out! Because Alvin is thinking up another marvelous invention.

Maybe it's the Foolproof Burglar Alarm for his bedroom door, or a Sure Shot Paper Slinger for delivering newspapers from his bike. Or a Portable Fire Escape, very handy when it comes time to crawl out the window for a secret meeting with his best pal, Shoie. No doubt about it, as his sister the Pest says, "Alvin is a genius!"

With his best friend Wilfred Shoemaker (Shoie for short) and the Pest, who always tags along, there is never a dull moment as Alvin unfolds the most brilliant plan of his career to solve the mystery surrounding the old Huntley place.

Paperback $7.99. 128 pages, ages 8-12.

We have 10 hardcovers left from the original printing which has the same cover picture with a different title font. We're not reprinting the hardcovers, this is it!

The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald paperback $7.99
The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald hardcover $16.95
Alvin Fernald's Incredible Buried Treasure $17.95

Alvin Fernald's Incredible Buried Treasure

Alvin Fernald is back! Not only back, but he finds himself in the middle of a mystery as exciting and hilarious as The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald.

Alvin reaches back to the Civil War, at least figuratively, to bond with a boy who buried a national treasure in order to save it. With the aid of the Pest (Alvin's sister Daphne), and his best friend Shoie, Alvin solves a secret message to reveal the whereabouts of the treasure. This is living history, bound with laughs galore.

Clifford B. Hicks has written another classic which both kids and adults will enjoy!

ISBN 978-1-930900-43-1 Hardcover 187 pages. Ages 8-12. $17.95

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