The Tower Treasure

The Tower Treasure

Book - 1959
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Penguin Putnam
A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.

Baker & Taylor
Joe and Frank discover the location of stolen jewels and papers and help remove suspicion from an innocent man

Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1959]
ISBN: 9780448089010
0448089017
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Dixon, F 200.1 1959
Characteristics: 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 6.0 5694

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Yavin
Aug 21, 2018

I read these all the time as a kid and decided to start rereading them. Originally published in 1927, this was significantly revised in 1959. Even so, it doesn't feel terribly dated. Granted, some of the dialogue sounds of the fifties as well as some outdated words (such as chums or jalopy - chums really threw me when I discovered these in the late 90s). Really the only things that majorly date this is the lack of modern technology such as cell phones and computers. The story is a fairly simple one and introduces all the main characters well.
The story starts with Frank and Joe making a delivery for their famous detective father. After nearly getting run over by a car, they soon discover that their friend Chet's car has been stolen. A robbery a short while later is soon connected to the theft and the boys are off.
With absolutely no language and little violence, this is good mystery for kids of any age. Easy for reading on their own or read aloud with parents this is one of those books that both kids and adults will enjoy. The first in a long series that will hopefully keep readers of all ages coming back for more.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 22, 2017

Brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are two high school students from Bayport who want more than anything else to follow in the footsteps of their father Fenton Hardy, who is a famous detective. But things get a little out of hand when their best friend Chet Morton’s car is hijacked and a theft at the tower mansion puts their friend Peter Robinson on the suspect list. Will it be too much for them to handle? No! The Tower Treasure gives a colourful cast of characters such as Chet Morton, the self-absorbed and inexperienced Oscar Smuff, Hurd Applegate and the Hardy Family. It’s so wide, it’s hard to think there’s room left for any new characters in the next books. Franklin W. Dixon amazingly creates quick and smooth changes of humour from sadness to excitement to danger and seriousness to humour and back again, all when you least expect it. He describes Bayport and his main characters in depth without getting too dark. If you like Scooby-Doo, you’ll love the Hardy Boys. And this book says “where better to start than with their first stories?"
- @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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JKMahr
Aug 12, 2016

Good Book

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theboss5000
Apr 07, 2016

this book is not half bad

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msemos
Jul 26, 2015

I remember this dimly from my childhood and reading it now it is still good. it comes from a time long ago in America, my childhood and some of the words are no longer used that much eg. chums and jalopy. in all good clean fun

This is a captivating book filled with action,adventure, and plenty of mystery!

DavidHScott Jul 24, 2013

The very first book in the Hardy Boy series. A lot of fun to read.

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splashkid
Jul 10, 2012

Me and my dad love the hardy boys before he died he gave me all the hardy boys books.

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

In this wholesome and adventurous mystery story, the Hardy Boys show us that doing your legwork by following each clue to its end really pays off.

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Aug 28, 2015

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"A chest! I've found a buried chest!"

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The Hardy boys get in on an exiting mystery sent out from Mr Hurd Apllegate. since i don't want to spoil it for anyone i will just ask... is Mr Robinson really who he seems?

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