The best con man in the Midwest . . .
And he's only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a. the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When several boys from school get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. When Mr. Standish, the new schoolteacher, turns out to be the meanest thing on two legs, everyone knows that he'll regret the day he faced the Great Brain. Whether it's saving the kids at school or helping out Peg-leg Andy or the new kid at school, Basil, the Great Brain always manages to come out on top—and lines his pockets in the process.