SYNOPSES from The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club
... Mrs. Mulligan came bustling in with a cup of tea for Colonel
March and a plate of cucumber sandwiches. "Won't you have a cup
of tea, Colonel March? It will do you good," she said. "You must
be a very busy man just now. My, isn't this flying saucer business
a caution, though....."
Just another quiet day in Mammoth Falls. Or is it? What is this
about flying saucers? Or about those rumblings in the ground in
the wee hours of the morning....or a midget submarine and a hidden
cavern? Or a ritual sun dance?
With evidence like this, our seven young geniuses can't be far away.
And they're not! The town of Mammoth Falls isn't ready, but here
they come again with five more madcap adventures.
about those rumblings...
Seismographs can tell you a lot. Most people hear about them
when an earthquake is reported. But the Mad Scientists of
Mammoth Falls have found another use for them. And that gets
them into trouble with criminals. Of course, the adults in
Mammoth Falls--this time in the person of the long-suffering
police chief Harold Putney--don't believe what the kids are
telling them. But then, they don't have much faith in squiggly
lines on a piece of paper.
Poore has faith, though. He believes flying saucers are the
"in" thing. He's adamant, and it gets Henry Mulligan thinking
along practical lines. Why not build one? The last time the
Mad Scientists built something, people thought Strawberry
Lake was home to a sea monster. Stay tuned. This time the
U.S. Air Force gets involved--which is why Colonel March is
eating cucumber sandwiches at Henry Mulligan's--and things
get down right dangerous for our zany band.
for some underwater work...
How did the Mad Scientists get that submarine into a hidden
cavern? Worse yet, how did Harmon Muldoon's gang get into
the cavern? What's this about a submarine, anyway? Aren't
they pretty complicated? Not for the Mad Scientists: they
buy one ready-made. But Harmon has a trick or two up his sleeve
that prove he isn't a dummy.
of water, it's too bad Henry Mulligan and the rest of the
gang aren't around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic right now.
We could sure use 'em and their rainmaking, as it has been
a dry winter and it looks like a drought this year. Trouble
is, once the rain gets turned on, it's hard to stop. As Henry
tells a wet Mayor Scragg, "Nobody has ever figured out a way
to make it stop raining." Nobody but some town matrons dressed
up as Indians.....well, we'll let you find out for yourself.
had a talented dog around the house? One that can leap tall
buildings, swim broad rivers....
Dinky Poore and fat Freddy Muldoon get themselves kidnapped
and are marooned on an island in Strawberry Lake. It looks
pretty grim until Dinky proves once again that man's best
friend comes with four paws and wearing his own fur.
Illustrations used by permission of Bertrand R. Brinley, L.L.C.
Copyright © 2010 Sheridan Brinley