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Title:
The melted coins
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap [1998]

©1970
Physical Description:
180 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Suspecting that their friend has been swindled, the Hardy brothers investigate and find themselves on the trail of a much larger criminal operation.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
640 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.9 5.0 5670.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.8 10 Quiz: 13133 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089232
Format :
Book

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Summary

Frank and Joe Hardy suspect that their best friend Chet Morton is the victim of a summer school swindle and offer to help get his money back. While probing a baffling burglary at the Seneca Indian Reservation in New York State they investigate Zoar College located nearby. A startling connection between the Zoar College swindle and the theft of the Seneca's gold tribal relic Spoon Mouth propels the teenage sleuths into a series of perplexing and dangerous situations.


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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