Project Description


The Brain Full of Holes

by Martin Chatterton

The Brain and his sidekick Sheldon McGlone are back, encountering parallel universes, flying cows, carnivorous cuckoo clocks, and shrinking scientists.

Sheldon McGlone has just moved to Switzerland because his mother has married a member of an elite―and secretive―international scientific squad. And now Sheldon’s best friend, The Brain, is also his stepbrother!

But when The Brain notices that the Swiss cheese has no holes, and Sheldon discovers his can of Floop soda has no bubbles, the boys realize something is definitely not right. Then Helga Poom arrives. Her father has disappeared and she needs their help to find him. Soon Sheldon, The Brain, and Helga are drawn into the crazy, particle-shifting world of quantum physics and a dangerous adventure where nothing is as it should be.

Author Martin Chatterton has once again crafted a delightfully imaginative mystery story featuring an over-the-top storyline and a memorable cast of characters. Readers will love the surprising and occasionally hilarious plot twists.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-527-0
Publication Date: 3/1/2010
Page Count: 256
Size: 5-1/4 ̎ x 8 ̎
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English
AR Level: 5.6
GRL: Z, Gr 7th & up
Lexile: HL790L
Themes: Family, Mystery, Science
BISAC 1: YAF042000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: YAF027000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General
BISAC 3: YAF056000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General


“Those who like laughs along with a sf-influenced mystery will enjoy this.” ―Booklist

Chatterton portrays a hilarious cast of characters in a crazy and humorous storyline.  The wit and humor his main characters exude will leave the reader crying with laughter. The Sherlock Holmes-like investigation will keep young readers engaged and interested. “ ―Jenn’s Bookshelves

I highly recommend The Brain series to young teens (both boys and girls) who like a fun and zany mystery, good humor, and fast action.” ―Beth Fish Reads


Young Adult Top Forty ―Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2011

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Meet the Author

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and attended art college in London. He has worked successfully in the publishing and design business. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the Brain books, and the illustrator of more than eighty. He lives in Australia. You can visit his website here.