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Victor Horton's Idea (paperback) By Edward Stratemeyer
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Victor Horton's Idea was the first professionally published work by Edward Stratemeyer, the creator of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and many other children's series books. This edition is the... More > first time the story has been in book form. With the introduction and annotations by editor James Keeline, you will be able to enjoy the story and understand its place in the history of children's literature. Without this story, Edward Stratemeyer and his Stratemeyer Syndicate might not exist.< Less
Beyond the Edge of the World (paperback) By Edward Stratemeyer
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Edward Stratemeyer, author of the Rover Boys and creator of popular series like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Tom Swift, wrote 160 books on his own in addition to his Stratemeyer Syndicate... More > productions. This story was his first full-length manuscript composed on a typewriter in 1891. Unlike his usual stories, it is a story for adults featuring a young Roman who, in about 300 BC, finds a concealed map that leads him to take a voyage across the Atlantic to North America. There he finds an advanced civilization who live in glass towers, fly in airships, and have a mysterious power source called "Kol". The leader of the land is named "Oz." This is the first publication of this story in any form. Had it been issued in 1891, scholars would have remarked at how it could have been a partial inspiration to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the War of the Worlds. This edition is illustrated with four original paintings by Ron Miller plus period illustrations that fit the story.< Less
Holiday Stories for Boys (paperback) By Edward Stratemeyer
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Holiday Stories for Boys is another book that Edward Stratemeyer wanted to publish but could not during his lifetime. It collects more than a dozen of his 1890s newspaper short stories themed to the... More > seasons and holidays of the year. Many of the themes and sentiments of the stories show up in his own books and those produced through his Syndicate.< Less
Tom Swift Guide to Life (paperback) By James Keeline, Kim Keeline
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Tom Swift Guide to Life is a lighthearted look at the Tom Swift series of children's books. Made for the 100th Anniversary, this book looks at the life lessons one learns from reading Tom Swift... More > (original series 1910-1941 and Tom Swift Junior 1954-1971). This book also available as a hardcover. http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/tom-swift-guide-to-life/11391759< Less
Beyond the Edge of the World By Edward Stratemeyer
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Edward Stratemeyer, author of the Rover Boys and creator of popular series like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Tom Swift, wrote 160 books on his own in addition to his Stratemeyer Syndicate... More > productions. This story was his first full-length manuscript composed on a typewriter in 1891. Unlike his usual stories, it is a story for adults featuring a young Roman who, in about 300 BC, finds a concealed map that leads him to take a voyage across the Atlantic to North America. There he finds an advanced civilization who live in glass towers, fly in airships, and have a mysterious power source called "Kol". The leader of the land is named "Oz." This is the first publication of this story in any form. Had it been issued in 1891, scholars would have remarked at how it could have been a partial inspiration to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the War of the Worlds. This edition is illustrated with four original paintings by Ron Miller plus period illustrations that fit the story.< Less
Holiday Stories for Boys By Edward Stratemeyer
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Holiday Stories for Boys is another book that Edward Stratemeyer wanted to publish but could not during his lifetime. It collects more than a dozen of his 1890s newspaper short stories themed to the... More > seasons and holidays of the year. Many of the themes and sentiments of the stories show up in his own books and those produced through his Syndicate.< Less
Victor Horton's Idea By Edward Stratemeyer
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Victor Horton's Idea was the first professionally published story for Edward Stratemeyer, the man who created Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and many more children's books. This is the first... More > time it has been published in book form. This is illustrated, annotated, and introduced by James Keeline. You will learn the history of Edward Stratemeyer and his Stratemeyer Syndicate and how this first story started it all.< Less
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout By Victor Appleton
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Printed especially for the 100th anniversary, this book contains the original 1910 text for the Tom Swift story plus a history of the series and a checklist of all 5 series and other collectibles.
Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle By Victor Appleton
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This book was made for the 100th anniversary of Tom Swift and contains the complete original story of the first volume published in 1910. It also contains an article about the history of the series... More > and a checklist of the titles of all 5 series and other collectibles related to Tom Swift.< Less
Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat By Victor Appleton
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Made for the 100th anniversary of the series, this book contains the original 1910 text for the second volume of the series plus an article about the history of the Tom Swift books and a checklist of... More > the titles in all 5 series plus other collectibles.< Less