Danger on the Diamond

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Pocket Books, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
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When Joe leads his fellow baseball campers in a cheer at the day's end, the stands where they all are perched come crashing down. And that's just the first in a sinister chain of events at the camp.

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No mention of Callie or Iola, just as well, would have counted FOR NOTHING to character Horner rating being tied up and gagged.


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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.

Anne Greenberg was an in-house editor of childrenżs books for 16 years at Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, specializing in fiction for readers aged 5 through 8. She has edited more than 550 books (including all-new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys titles) and worked with more than 40 writers, including first-time authors. Honors for her list include The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti, a teen novel that earned two starred reviews and the cover of the Bulletin of the Center for Childrenżs Books. She says her specialty includes developmental/substantive editing, manuscript evaluation, and copyediting. Now she is a full-time freelance editor.

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