THE AMAZING INVENTOR FROM LAUREL CREEK by Wallace West

THE AMAZING INVENTOR FROM LAUREL CREEK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

...being asserted episodes in the career of Scoops Traylor, the boy of a thousand Ideas, whose inventions have an uncanny (but not uncommon) knack of creating disaster and turning it to good account. There's the time Scoops saves his Dad from disgrace on the golf course by devising a magnetized ball that heads for the hole; there's the foray into scientific farming when he saves his uncle from bankruptcy by breeding bass with hypertrophied livers. After brief whirls with electronic traffic control, geology and Indian archaeology, Scoops and his sidekick Jeff (formerly known as Junkie, after his father's scarp business), take on the problem of pollution in Laurel Creek and enable the offending company to clean up without being cleaned out. The grown-ups are a bunch of bumbling Bump-steads, the kids are ten-year-old teaching machines togged out as teenagers, and the whole thing is just another misplaced TV series.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Putnam