Classic Brainteasers

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1995 - Games - 96 pages
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"Gr.4-6. From math, science, and logic puzzlers to word games to what's-wrong-with-this-picture challenges. Cartoon illustrations give the book pick-me-up appeal, but it's the games themselves that will keep readers going as they match wits with Gardner, challenge their friends, or simply read along and look up the answers in the back."-- "Booklist

. 96 pages, 51 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

 

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Contents

A Wrong Spell
6
The Great ShootOut
7
A Secret Message
8
Hidden Beasts and Insects
9
Fat Bats and Other MixedUp Beasts
10
Silly Pictures
12
Word for Word
13
Wacky Wordles
14
The Amazing Computer
46
The Three Paths
47
Lost in the Woods
48
An Odd Trip
49
UpsideDown Years
50
Science and Math Puzzles
51
Dots and Squares
52
Exploring the Moon
53

Shifty Letters
16
Wilburs Word
17
Hidden Proverb
18
The Puzzling Grocer
19
The Hidden Names
20
Look Sharp
21
Whats Wrong with These Pictures?
22
The Alphabet Zoo
24
The Careless Sign Painter
25
Janes Patchwork Quilt
26
Find the Missing Thief
27
Find Charleys Car
28
Napoleon at Home
29
A Sheer Mistake
30
Tricky Questions
31
OpenandShut Case
32
The Pistol Duel
33
The Stolen Lugs
34
Donald Gets His Roller Blades
35
Who Reads Faster?
36
Find the Missing Word
37
Cops and Robbers
38
We Predict
40
Teasers
41
Professor Eggheads PROVERBS
42
Elviras Jeans
44
A Burglary
45
Pepper or Salt?
54
Knots or Not?
55
The Startled Astronomer
56
The Puzzled Inventor
57
Lewis Carrolls SQUARES
58
Find the Mistakes
59
Barbershop
60
House and Back Yard
62
Living Room
64
Landscape
66
Crazy Timepiece
68
Logic Puzzles
69
How Comes
70
Slice the Pie
72
The Clever Postman
73
Name the Men
74
The Colored Socks
75
The Clever Prisoner
76
The Smiths Family Tree
77
The Mysterious Tracks
78
Wheres the Tiger?
79
Name the Relation
80
Answers
81
About the Author
95
Index
96
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About the author (1995)

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Sinclair has won several local and national awards for cartooning and humorous illustration. When he is not at his drawing board, he can be found renovating his house and working on a water garden in the backyard.

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