The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin

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"When Great Aunt Beauregard announces her intentions to bring budding engineer John into the family business of coffin manufacturing for the rest of his natural life--and, worse, to teach his sister Page to embalm--John decides enough is enough, and the two of them head out on the lam, maybe joining the circus"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Walden Pond Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062345103
Branch Call Number: TEE
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Whitehouse, Ben

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pifke
Jul 09, 2016

This is a review by my 10 years old son:
The book THE MECHANICAL MIND OF JOHN COGGIN is about John and Page Coggin and how they ran away from their great aunt and the family business and joined the circus. They made lots of friends along the way, and in each place they had another action packed adventure
In this book the three characters, John, Page, and Boz are by far the best characters and the ones you will find the most in the book. John and Page are siblings while Boz is a friend they picked up near a hotel. Just so you know John is the main character.
Let me tell you a little bit about John, he is Page’s older brother. They don’t have parents, and their great aunt adopted them. His great aunt tried to force him to sign a contract. She presented it while on a trip to the beach on his 11th birthday. If John signed the contract, he would own the family business, the Coggin Coffin Company, but he didn’t want it, so John and Page ran away to the circus THE WANDERING WAYFARERES. Since John is a skilled builder, he can make a lot of mechanical and non-mechanical items, for example he built an oven and a car named Autopsy. The oven was built for a baker named Maria because her oven was dying, and the car was for THE WANDERING WAYFARERES so traveling would be easier. While running away, they met an archeologist named Miss Doyle, while she was searching for a lost city that is buried underground. She was searching for ancient outhouses (an outhouse is a bathroom). The siblings tried to help her search for them but they didn’t find the bathrooms. I wonder if the toilets went flush... Page helped with everything, for example she was helping find the toilets. She also loved and had a connection with animals so she was able to ride a very stubborn one, a mule.
Page was very good with animals so she was able to tame two dogs while she was at the circus. Sometime in the story she’s kidnapped and put in the family workroom by their great-aunt Beauregard and John and his friends try to get her back on Pludgett day. Oh! I just remembered! We forgot Boz!
Boz is a funny guy. Like, really funny! His hair is fire red and humongogiantalistic (This basically means huge). He is a good friend and said that he would protect them no matter what. Unfortunately, he has a knack for getting into trouble. Like the time his pants caught fire. From a test oven. That was hilarious!
Well, that’s it. But don’t go yet! I would recommend this book for ages 6+. All of you people that like adventurous books, this is the best one there is! 100% pure adventure in this book and this review is 100% true, and that’s a fact! Hope you like this book!

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Jul 09, 2016

pifke thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Jul 09, 2016

"my pants are on fire" says boz

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