The first in a series of 28 Tom Swift books by Victor Appleton, this book introduces us to our hero Tom Swift son of noted inventor, Barton Swift. Tom's father's invention for new and improved turbine motor is stolen by the Happy Harry Gang, who we will meet in future episodes since they manage to escape this time. Each chapter is a cliffhanger filled with intrigue, espionage and excitement!
This 1910 adventure story, the first of the popular series about a teenage boy, showcases Tom Swift's ingenuity and mechanical aptitude. The action takes off when a group of scoundrels set their sights on stealing Tom's father's newest invention, a turbine engine. This book is a wonderful window on life in America at the beginning of the twentieth century. The main character embodies the positive traits of courage, ingenuity, hard work, determination, honesty, virtue, and service to others. Tom Swift was a popular American fictional hero who had a profound influence on the young people of the time.
This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 184 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.42 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1484823397