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John Dennis Fitzgerald (February 3, 1906 — May 21, 1988) was an American author.

Fitzgerald was born in Price, Utah, the son of an Irish Catholic father and a Scandinavian Mormon mother. He left Utah in 1925, at the age of 18, and held a variety of jobs, including playing in a jazz band, working at a bank and working for a steel company.

Fitzgerald published his first novel, Papa Married a Mormon, in 1955. Other novels for adults about late nineteenth and early twentieth century Utah followed. Fitzgerald had many stories published in magazines, and he also co-wrote two textbooks about creative writing. In the 1960s, he turned his attention to books for children, writing the highly successful The Great Brain series, in which his characters are loosely based on characters from his own family and community, including himself. The Great Brain is based on his brother, Tom Fitzgerald (1902-1988). Fitzgerald changed many family details in the Great Brain series. He omitted his oldest sibling Isabelle and his younger brothers Charles and Gerald, gave his older brother William the name Sweyn, and invented a family custom of giving sons the middle name Dennis (his older brothers were William J. and Thomas N., not Sweyn D. and Tom D.)

The novels are structured like a collection of short stories, in which Tom either swindles people and then rationalizes it by claiming it was to teach them a lesson, or solves an important problem for the community. There are eight books in the series.

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Total Books: 71
The Great Brain Is Back
2017 - The Great Brain Is Back (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425288740
ISBN-10: 0425288749
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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The Great Brain
2008 - The Great Brain (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439553510
ISBN-10: 1439553513
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More Adventures Of The Great Brain
2004 - More Adventures of the Great Brain (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780606300179
ISBN-10: 0606300171
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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2004 - Me and My Little Brain [The Great Brain] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Great Brain
2004 - Great Brain [Great Brain] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780613867092
ISBN-10: 0613867092
Genre: Children's Books
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Brave Buffalo Fighter
2003 - Brave Buffalo Fighter [Young Adult Bookshelf Ser] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781883937591
ISBN-10: 1883937590
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Structuring Your Novel
1993 - Structuring Your Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062731708
ISBN-10: 006273170X
Genre: Reference
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1993 - Animals at Work [Sunshine books] (Other)
Billy's truck diary
1993 - Billy's Truck Diary [Sunshine books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780780211230
ISBN-10: 0780211235
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Great Brain at the Academy
1985 - The Great Brain at the Academy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803730403
ISBN-10: 0803730403
Genre: Children's Books
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The Return of the Great Brain
1985 - The Return of the Great Brain (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803774032
ISBN-10: 0803774036
Genre: Children's Books
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Great Brain Reforms
1983 - Great Brain Reforms (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606034555
ISBN-10: 0606034552
Genre: Children's Books
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Papa Married a Mormon
1976 - Papa Married a Mormon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780914740216
ISBN-10: 0914740210
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Great Brain Reforms
1975 - The Great Brain Reforms [Great Brain] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440448419
ISBN-10: 0440448417
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Structuring Your Novel From Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript
1972 - Structuring Your Novel From Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780064633253
ISBN-10: 006463325X
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3

The Adventures of the Great Brain
The Adventures of the Great Brain (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440400684
ISBN-10: 0440400686
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Great Brain at the Academy
Great Brain at the Academy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606034586
ISBN-10: 0606034587
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The National Debt and Economic Policy in the Medium Term
The National Debt and Economic Policy in the Medium Term [Policy Research Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780707000893
ISBN-10: 0707000890
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Making a Go-Cart
Making a Go-cart (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780780260450
ISBN-10: 0780260457
Genres: Children's Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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