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If you haven't come across the 200-book series about Tom Swift Jr, this book would be an interesting one to start with. The series is aimed at the young adult readership, probably male, and the young adolescent hero, Tom Swift Jr is the son of Tom Swift Sr. The books portray the perennially 18-year-old Tom, a tall and angular youngster, possessed of a very high intelligence and presence of mind. Regular characters include his parents, younger sister Sandy, best buddy Bud Barclay, his regular date Phyllis Newton, and the comic roly-poly Chow Winkler. This star cast features in almost all the novels. Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X is an exciting sci-fi tale, in which the inventive and scientifically inclined Tom and friends have set up Swift Enterprises, a vast four-mile facility where inventions are conceived and built. They have established contact with intelligent beings on a distant planet and make preparations to welcome the first visitor from there. However, they're unexpectedly drawn into a deadly internecine battle between diabolical forces on the distant planet which aim to sabotage the visit and destroy Earth. Tom's quick thinking and inventiveness come to the fore as he develops a devastating weapon to counter the evil forces. This exciting tale certainly keeps you interested and engaged...
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Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and its successors, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books. Ghostwriters of these books included Howard Roger Garis, John W. Duffield, W. Bert Foster, Debra Doyle with James D. Macdonald, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, Robert E. Vardeman, Thomas M. Mitchell, and James Duncan Lawrence.
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Good. 1961 - Hardback is in good condition.No Dustjacket. List to #19. Wear on edges and corners. Stains on page edges, bookplate on first page, crease on spine, stain on back cover. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU-6917795. Seller Inventory # SKU-6917795
Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Kaye, Graham (illustrator). First Edition. Hard cover with dust jacket bound in blue tweed, b/w illustrations by Graham Kaye, 184 pages. This is series #17 with 17 title backlisted on rear flap and inside and may indicate a 1st printing, rear panel lists 40 titles, front flap is a blurb for this title. Binding is clean with light wear at corners and spine. Text is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows wear at spine and corners also with a little wear along folds, and light smudging on rear panel, now protected in a clear archival cover. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Seller Inventory # 044327