If Harry Potter was to have an American friend it would be Melvin Spitznagle. His "Generating Stabilizing Electro Carbon Condensating Atmospheric Pro-Cyclonic Compact Dynamic Magnet Box" would put him in serious competition with Potter's broom. This is a tremendously fun book that undoubtably propelled me to a love of science. My well worn copy sits in my office book shelf waiting for the chance to read it to my children. Your son or daughter will love it many times over.
This remains one of my favorite books from childhood. I learned to make ice cream as an adult wanting to duplicate the heroics. For some reason (maybe physics class) I gave up on the flying bicyle part. My well-worn original paperback ca. 1972 sits on my son's bookshelf waiting for him to be old enough for chapter books, etc. Why say more and give away the story?
Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Seller's comments: Hardcover no dj. Ex-library. Stated 1st printing 1968. Clean pages. Tight binding.