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Title:
The secret of the lost tunnel
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
174 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 5.0 5685.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.3 7 Quiz: 13137 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089294
Format :
Book

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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library X Juvenile Fiction Mystery/Suspense
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Summary

Summary

Difficult assignments are nothing new to the Hardy boys and this one that takes them to the Deep South is particularly challenging. Their mission: to vindicate a long-dead Confederate general, disgraced during the Civil War because he was accused of stealing hidden gold belonging to a bank. Skillfully avoiding booby traps and flying bullets, the boys persevere in their perilous quest. The arduous search is full of surprises that will thrill all fans of the Hardy boys.


Author Notes

Franklin W. Dixon Franklin W. Dixon is actually a pseudonym for any number of ghostwriters who have had the distinction of writing stories for the Hardy Boys series. The series was originally created by Edward Stratmeyer in 1926, the same mastermind of the Nancy Drew detective series, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys and other characters. While Stratmeyer created the outlines for the original series, it was Canadian writer Leslie McFarlane who breathed life to the stories and created the persona Franklin W. Dixon. McFarlane wrote for the series for over twenty years and is credited with success of the early collection of stories.

As the series became more popular, it was pared down, the format changed and new ghostwriters added their own flavor to the stories. Part of the draw of the Hardy Boys is that as the authors changed, so to did the times and the story lines. While there is no one true author of the series, each ghostwriter can be given credit for enhancing the life of this series and never unveiling that there really is no Franklin W. Dixon.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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