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Memoir & Misadventures of a Mad Inventor

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Young Robert Barley survives being struck by flaming rocket plane. Flaming hair, and a knot on the back of the head would have been enough to discourage most boys, but it only lit the fire under Robert's passion for inventing. Robert's first invention was a rocket plane. At the age of six, he borrowed one of his brother's bottle rockets, and glued it to the side of a toy ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Outskirts Press
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Charline Ratcliff
Sep 11, 2014 Charline Ratcliff rated it it was amazing
I don't normally choose to read short story type books (they always seem to be over before I can blink), but in the case of “Memoir & Misadventures of a Mad Inventor” by Robert E. Gross, I opted to make an exception. I’m sure you're probably wondering why, so let me explain... It was because of the hilariously funny story shared on the book’s back cover.

I read: “young Robert barely survives being struck by flaming rocket plane,” and then my eyes moved down to “flaming hair and a knot on the
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Robert Gross
Dec 13, 2013 Robert Gross rated it it was amazing
Memoir: Misadventures of a Mad Inventor - Robert E. Gross
is a short, sweet, hilarious, beautiful book that will take readers inside the innocence, resourcefulness, and crazy imagination of a young boy with a lot of time on his hands.

Gross travels back in time to his own youth, when he was growing up in a farm, as he re-visits his summer adventures as a mad Inventor, to bring readers a glimpse of his own mind at an age when everything is possible, or at least worth the try.

Robert's adventures wit
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