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Jerry West, Happy Hollisters, Mystery of Little Mermaid, 1stEd. 1960 illustrated
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"The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Little Mermaid" by Jerry West, published by Doubleday and Company, First Edition with MCMLX (1960) on the copyright page.

Hard boards, original red faux leather with illustration on the front board, black lettering on front board and spine [a little wear and soiling]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/2", black and green illustrated endpapers and green illustration on the title page; 184 pages with a few green illustrations, very good condition.

This Hollister story is a fine addition to the series, since it is the first time the Hollisters have traveled outside the Western Hemisphere.

While winging their way to Denmark the Happy Hollisters become friendly with a member of the Queen of Denmark's staff. She is bringing home the Queen's own valuable reproduction of the "Little Mermaid," the famous statue that overlooks the harbor in Copenhagen. While she is showing the Hollisters the little figurine, another passenger expresses interest in seeing this rare treasure. His interest, however, strikes the five Hollister children as being more than just enthusiasm for the beauty and workmanship of the figurine. In the excitement of preparing to land at the Copenhagen airport, he is forgotten until, upon landing, the figurine is found to be missing.

From then on the Hollisters find themselves becoming more and more involved with the strange man with the beard and his rather peculiar activities. Much to the Hollisters' surprise they find not only is the figurine an object of mystery, but the trail of the bearded man is leading them to a ring of international thieves and their search for a bejeweled treasure, hidden centuries ago. The Hollisters finally discover a clue to this treasure from the study of the history of the ship models hung in the churches of Denmark to honor lost seamen.

The Happy Hollisters is a series of books about a family who loves to solve mysteries. The series was published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and entirely written by Andrew E. Svenson (1910-1975) under the pseudonym Jerry West. All 33 volumes in this children's mystery series were written based in part on the real-life adventures of his own six children as they were growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s and 1960s.

Helen S. Hamilton (1921-2014) illustrated the books.

Andrew E. Svenson ("Jerry West") was a prolific author with more than 80 children's books to his credit, he is also known for his work outlining, editing, writing, and/or rewriting for the Hardy Boys (as "Franklin W. Dixon"), the Bobbsey Twins (as "Laura Lee Hope"), and the Tollivers (as "Alan Stone").

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Jerry West, Happy Hollisters, Mystery of Little Mermaid, 1stEd. 1960 illustrated

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"The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Little Mermaid" by Jerry West, published by Doubleday and Company, First Edition with MCMLX (1960) on the copyright page.

Hard boards, original red faux leather with illustration on the front board, black lettering on front board and spine [a little wear and soiling]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/2", black and green illustrated endpapers and green illustration on the title page; 184 pages with a few green illustrations, very good condition.

This Hollister story is a fine addition to the series, since it is the first time the Hollisters have traveled outside the Western Hemisphere.

While winging their way to Denmark the Happy Hollisters become friendly with a member of the Queen of Denmark's staff. She is bringing home the Queen's own valuable reproduction of the "Little Mermaid," the famous statue that overlooks the harbor in Copenhagen. While she is showing the Hollisters the little figurine, another passenger expresses interest in seeing this rare treasure. His interest, however, strikes the five Hollister children as being more than just enthusiasm for the beauty and workmanship of the figurine. In the excitement of preparing to land at the Copenhagen airport, he is forgotten until, upon landing, the figurine is found to be missing.

From then on the Hollisters find themselves becoming more and more involved with the strange man with the beard and his rather peculiar activities. Much to the Hollisters' surprise they find not only is the figurine an object of mystery, but the trail of the bearded man is leading them to a ring of international thieves and their search for a bejeweled treasure, hidden centuries ago. The Hollisters finally discover a clue to this treasure from the study of the history of the ship models hung in the churches of Denmark to honor lost seamen.

The Happy Hollisters is a series of books about a family who loves to solve mysteries. The series was published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and entirely written by Andrew E. Svenson (1910-1975) under the pseudonym Jerry West. All 33 volumes in this children's mystery series were written based in part on the real-life adventures of his own six children as they were growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s and 1960s.

Helen S. Hamilton (1921-2014) illustrated the books.

Andrew E. Svenson ("Jerry West") was a prolific author with more than 80 children's books to his credit, he is also known for his work outlining, editing, writing, and/or rewriting for the Hardy Boys (as "Franklin W. Dixon"), the Bobbsey Twins (as "Laura Lee Hope"), and the Tollivers (as "Alan Stone").

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority or 1st Class shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) -------- $12.50
Canada: 1st Class (c 2-6 weeks) -- $26.50
World: 1st Class (c 2-7 weeks) --- $34.50

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