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The amazing thinking machine

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Patrick has a lot of questions about why everything seems so difficult during the Great Depression. For starters, why does his father have to leave for weeks at a time to look for work? And what is it about the tramps down by the train tracks that makes his mother so sad? One day Patrick's older brother, Roy, comes up with an amazing idea for a machine that will be able to answer any question-a machine that can actually think. While other kids try to stump it with trivia, Patrick asks the machine the questions closest to his heart. Who would guess that the answers would change his life? Dennis Haseley's beautifully crafted novel is both funny and poignant as it traces the emotionally charged tale of a young boy coming into his own.
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Grouping Title amazing thinking machine
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display_description During the Great Depression, while their father is away looking for work, eight-year-old Patrick and thirteen-year-old Roy create a machine to help their mother make ends meet, even as she is helping tramps.
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subject_facet Brothers -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Inventions -- Juvenile fiction, Poverty -- Juvenile fiction, Tramps -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The amazing thinking machine
title_full The amazing thinking machine / Dennis Haseley
title_short The amazing thinking machine
topic_facet Brothers, Depressions, Inventions, Poverty, Tramps