Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

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Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

by Franklin W. Dixon

Penguin Young Readers Group | June 1, 1927 | Hardcover

Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.52 × 5.12 × 0.74 in

Published: June 1, 1927

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0448089017

ISBN - 13: 9780448089010

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright for the first in the series This review concerns the revised 1959 edition. Frank and Joe try to prove to their father that they are good detectives by helping their friend, Chet Morton, find his stolen car and later by helping to clear another friend's father of robbery charges. This book is not the most thrilling mystery; however, that is understandable given that it was to be Frank and Joe's first case and considering that it wasn't that bad. Nonetheless, I would recommend reading the original version; the plot of both versions is identical and the events are mostly the same (some events where deleted in the revised edition and others slightly changed), but the revised edition has been drained of all of the rich language and strong characterization found in the original. The revised edition is still a good book, but if you have the option, I suggest reading the original because you will probably enjoy it more.
Date published: 2009-08-02

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Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

by Franklin W. Dixon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.52 × 5.12 × 0.74 in

Published: June 1, 1927

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0448089017

ISBN - 13: 9780448089010

From the Publisher

A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.

About the Author

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.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12