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Title:
The secret warning
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
NY : Grosset & Dunlap, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 5.0 5689.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 7 Quiz: 13169 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089171
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Strange events involve Frank and Joe Hardy in a mystery which shrouds an ancient treasure--the golden head of the Pharaoh Rhamaton IV. The owner of the million-dollar golden Pharaoh's head claims it was aboard the freighter Katawa , which sank not far from Whalebone Island. But suspicious developments indicate that Mehmet Zufar may be trying to defraud the shipping line's insurance company. Frank and Joe enthusiastically accept the challenge of their famous detective father to assist him in investigating the complex case for Transmarine Underwriters.


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)