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The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald
The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald Author:Clifford B. Hicks If you'd like to own an automatic bed maker or a foolproof burglar alarm, Alvin Fernald is the man for you. His 12-year-old brain is constantly inventing contraptions to make life easier. The portable fire escape, the electric periscope, the silent alarm clock -- he's invented them all. — Now Alvin is grappling with a serious problem. Old Mrs.... more » Huntley has disappeared, and two strange men are searching for something inside her house. He can't tell his dad, who is a policeman, because there's no evidence of any crime. Besides, he won't be allowed to snoop around the old house anymore. So it's up to him to investigate these men himself. With the help of his ingenious automatic man trap, he should have everything under control.
The character of Alvin Fernald has become a classic and has inspired two Disney television specials. Johnny Heller's lively reading captures all the energy and charm of a budding adventurous spirit.« less