From the Publisher
Pre-teen or "tween" chlldren growing up in urban areas during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the nostalgic era between radio and television, learned primarily from other youngsters in the street. And this learning was not what we now consider to be conventional education. These naive youngsters loved to experiment.
The Bronx Boy series tells of one youngster, in a somewhat biographical manner, living in "da Bronx," who becomes fascinated by novelties sold in the mammoth Johnson Smith catalogue--things such as X-ray glasses, joy buzzers, fart balloons, and in this book, invisible ink.