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The Mystery Hideout

Follett, Ken

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ISBN 10: 0688087213 / ISBN 13: 9780688087210
Published by Morrow, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on bookplate on half-title page. Prev. owners name on title page. $12.95 price on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010417

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Title: The Mystery Hideout

Publisher: Morrow, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Marchesi, Stephen (illustrator)

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Exploring in an old unused film studio, two boys run across clues to a series of unsolved bank robberies.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 5-7-- Follett's effort at addressing a juvenile audience misses the mark. Mick and Izzie become friends despite the fact that Mick's family is extremely poor, while Izzie's middle-class family has fallen on hard times. They decide to investigate the now-abandoned film studio in which Izzie's father used to work, and stumble onto robbers who have been holding up local banks dressed in costumes and wearing stage make-up. Naturally, all ends well. The premise of robbers using professional studio make-up and costumes is interesting, as are the boys' efforts to help their parents out of financial problems. However, Follett has failed to develop either his plot or his characters to a degree that they are real or believeable. Most readers will find themselves either looking back in the text or going to the flap copy to follow the plot. One never gains any understanding of how Izzie's father plans to finance the film studio he has decided to buy. A book that fails on all levels. --Kenneth E. Kowen, Atascocita Middle School Library, Humble, TX
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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