Children's Hardcover Book, Journal of a Teenage Genius, Helen V. Griffith, Youth Book, First Edition, Collectible
A wonderful children's hardcover book called Journal of a Teenage Genius by Helen V. Griffith. This is a first edition and recommended for children ages 8 - 12.
When readers first encounter Zack, a journal-keeping genius, they may not know if the results of his experiments are being greatly exaggerated or not. He turns a poodle (temporarily) into a boy; invents a growing solution that causes him to shrink on a date with his girlfriend Loretta; and uses a time machine to go back into the past. He helps Loretta's grandfather return to his home (planet?). An upbeat fantasy with a joyfully optimistic hero at its helm.
8 inches in length
5½ inches in width
Published by Greenwillow Books -- 1987 -- Stated First Edition
This book is in very good condition. Binding is tight. There are no marks in this book. It has bending on the corners of the cover. The cover shows some rubbing, and the pages are yellowed from age.
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