Tom Swift and His Space Solartron (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, Book 13)

By: Appleton, Victor; Kaye, Graham

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. Prelim and jacket list #1-13. Ink mark and faint stain to page ridge. One-inch tear to jacket along spine-head, minor chip to jacket spine-base, quarter-inch tear to bottom edge of jacket front and rear, jacket edges heavily rubbed with multiple small tears. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 183 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Graham Kaye. A mighty task faces Tom Swift Jr. in his exciting, new project - colonization of the moon. To accomplish this astounding feat, Tom must perfect his latest invention, the matter maker, which will be essential for life on the moon. Not only must this amazing solartron manufacture oxygen and fuel, but also food and other materials in sufficient quantity to support the moon pioneers for some time. From the moment the young scientist-adventurer starts planning for this daring venture, danger and mysterious happenings plague almost every step of his progress. A crushing blow comes when he discovers that one of the solartron's precious secrets has fallen into the hands of an unscrupulous scientific group. Unwilling to admit defeat, Tom and Mr. Swift proceed to their Outpost in Space to conduct crucial tests on the matter maker. Just as success seems assured, the young scientist suffers the most devastating blow of all when his father mysteriously vanishes in the dark void of endless space. Frantic, Tom instigates a search that leads to the farthest planets. As you read this taut, nerve-tingling story of Tom's exploits, you will live every tense moment of his triumphs and electrifying adventures. Tom Swift Jr. is the central character in a series of 33 adventure novels for male adolescents, following in the tradition of the earlier Tom Swift (Senior) novels. The series was entitled The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures. Unlike the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys titles that were also products of the prolific Stratemeyer Syndicate, the original Tom Swift stories were not rewritten in the 1950s to modernize them. It was decided that the protagonist of the new series would be the son of the earlier Tom Swift and his wife, Mary Nestor Swift; the original hero continued as a series regular, as did his pal Ned Newton.

Title: Tom Swift and His Space Solartron (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, Book 13)

Author: Appleton, Victor; Kaye, Graham

Illustrator: Kaye, Graham

Categories: Modern First Editions, Tom Swift,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2205587