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Title:
The mystery of Cabin Island
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
178 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 5.0 5673.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.6 9 Quiz: 13135 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089089
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library X Juvenile Fiction Mystery/Suspense
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Concord Library J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

With two mysteries to solve, Frank and Joe must climb aboard their iceboat the Sea Gull to reach Cabin Island, where a belligerent stranger orders them off. Sabotage to the boat, danger to themselves, and a ghostly prowler do not daunt the Hardy boys in their search for Johnny Jefferson and for clues to stolen antique medals. How the teenage investigators outwit a ruthless foe and succeed in solving both mysteries makes for mounting suspense in this brisk-paced adventure.


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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