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Stratemeyer  Syndicate
[1899-1987]

sepia portrait of publisher & author Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930]              short history

primary series

other series

works about Stratemeyer
works about children's series

movies, plays, other media

Kindle Editions

'house author' names

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family & friends

links

             cover of 'Shorthand Tom, The Reporter' juvenile novel [1897] by Edward Stratemeyer


"As oil had its Rockefeller, literature had its Stratemeyer." — Fortune Magazine


          B I O
          t e x t
          h e r e

Stratemeyer Syndicate entry at Wikipedia
Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930] entry at Wikipedia
browse books xxx catalog at Amazon.com
somebody credits [] at Internet Movie Database


Primary  Series

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'Bobbsey Twins'

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'Bomba the Jungle Boy' novel series, 20 titles 1926-1938 - published under house name Roy Rockwood
Bomba is white, the African natives really need his help: racist elements are rampant, but mild.

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'Dave Porter' adventure novel series

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'The Hardy Boys Mysteries' novel series, 66 titles 1927-1981
[58 titles 1927-1959, titles #1-#38 revised & reissued 1959-73, new titles #59-#66, 1979-81]
The Hardy Boys Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
The Hardy Boys entry at Wikipedia

Hardy Boys Complete Series Set - Books 1-66 [10/2006 Amazon Exclusive]

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'Nancy Drew Mysteries' novel series,
'Nancy Drew Mysteries' Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
written by pseudonym Carolyn Keene: Wikipedia
http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/
listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' 8/2014

Rediscovering Nancy Drew book edited by Carolyn Stewart Dyer & Nancy Tillman Romalov  "Rediscovering Nancy Drew" [1995]
Edited by Carolyn Stewart Dyer & Nancy Tillman Romalov

Staff & faculty at University of Iowa discovered that early Nancy Drew books published under the house pseudonym Carolyn Keene were actually written by Mildred Wirt Benson, the first person to earn a master's degree in journalism at UIowa. Their excitement led to the 1993 Nancy Drew Conference, which is reported on in this book.
Univ Iowa Press 9x6 pb [5/95] out of print/used
Univ Iowa Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/95] for $29.00
Nancy Drew Complete Series Set, Books 1-64 [2006]
original Amazon Exclusive list price was $446.99 which is $6.98 per book
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover 1968 editions [11/2006] out of print/new-used
Grosset & Dunlap 9x6½ hardcover set [2007] out of print/new-used

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'The Rover Boys' Series For Young Americans adventure novels [1899-1926]
written under pseudonym Arthur M. Winfield { aka Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930] }
The three Rover Boys were more adventurers than detectives, although they did solve several murders; based at military school Putnam Hall, and later at college.
First Series with brothers Tom, Sam, and Dick Rover, 1899-1916
Second Series with Fred (son of Sam Rover), Jack (son of Dick), and Andy & Randy (twin sons of Tom), 1917-1926

Rover Boys Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Rover Boys Megapack™: 26 Boys' Adventure Novels" [2013]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [2/2013] for 99’ {sic}
contains all 26 public domain Rover Boys books
by Arthur M. Winfield (publisher Edward Stratemeyer)
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'Tom Swift', 'Tom Swift Jr.', and 'Tom Swift III' novel series,
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tom Swift' Books Series Page

Tom Swift Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Tom Swift Megapack™: 25 Complete Novels by Victor Appleton"
for Kindle [2012]

Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [4/2012] for 99’ {sic}
standard first 25 public domain novels of the famous Grosset & Dunlap series
in chronological order, with original cover illustrations


Other  Series


'Bart Stirling' Series - published under house name Allen Chapman

'Betty Gordon' five titles - published under house name Alice B. Emerson

'The Darewell Chums' Series (Bart Keene, Fenn Masterson, Frank Roscoe, Ned Wilding)
- published under house name Allen Chapman

'Dave Dashaway' Series (1913–1915) - published under house name Roy Rockwood

'Dave Fearless' Series (1926–1927) - published under house name Roy Rockwood

'Deep Sea' Series (1905–1908) - published under house name Roy Rockwood

'Don Sturdy' Series (1925-1935) - published under house name Victor Appleton

'Great Marvel' Series (1906–1935) - published under house name Roy Rockwood

'The Happy Hollisters' Series - published under house name Jerry West
entirely written by Andrew E. Svenson [1910-75] and illustrated by Helen S. Hamilton [1921-2014]

'Honey Bunch' Series -

'Motion Picture Chums' Series, 7 titles from 1913 to 1916 - published under house name Victor Appleton

'Motion Picture Comrades' Series, 5 titles in 1917

'Motor Boys' Series -

'Movie Boys' Series, 17 reprints from 1926 to 1927 - published under house name Victor Appleton

'Moving Picture Boys' Series, 15 titles from 1913 to 1922 - published under house name Victor Appleton
three "Moving Picture Boys" titles at Project Gutenberg

'Moving Picture Girls' Series, 7 titles from 1914 to 1916 - published under house name Laura Lee Hope
all seven "Moving Picture Girls" titles at Project Gutenberg

'Outdoor Girls' Series -

'The Radio Boys' Series - published under house name Allen Chapman

'Ralph On The Railroad' Series - published under house name Allen Chapman

'Ruth Fielding' Series -

'Speedwell Boys' Series (1913–1915) - published under house name Roy Rockwood

publisher Grosset & Dunlap also used the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon for the Ted Scott Flying Stories series, 1927-43
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Scott_Flying_Stories

'Tom Fairfield, college athlete' Series - published under house name Allen Chapman

'X Bar X Boys' juvenile novel series, 21 titles from 1926 to 1942 - published under house name James Cody Ferris


Works  About  Stratemeyer

Edward Stratemeyer & the Stratemeyer Syndicate book by Deidre Johnson  
"Edward Stratemeyer and The Stratemeyer Syndicate" [1993]
by Deidre Johnson

Twayne Publrs 8½x5½ hardcover [8/93] out of print/used
Secret of The Stratemeyer Syndicate Fiction Factory book by Carol Billman  "The Secret of The Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and The Million Dollar Fiction Factory" [1986]
by Carol Billman

Ungar Publng Co. hardcover [8/86] out of print/used
Edward Stratemeyer YA biography by Brenda Lange  "Edward Stratemeyer: Creator of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew" [2004] by Brenda Lange, Foreword by Kyle Zimmer
Chelsea House Publns 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2004] for $28.44
Secret of The Hardy Boys & The Stratemeyer Syndicate book by Marilyn S. Greenwald  "The Secret of The Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane & The Stratemeyer Syndicate" [2004] by Marilyn S. Greenwald
Ohio Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2004] for $26.36



Works About Children's Series

The Girl Sleuth book by Bobbie Ann Mason  "The Girl Sleuth: On The Trail of Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton & Cherry Ames"
[orig 1975] by Bobbie Ann Mason

Univ GA Press 8¼x5¼ pb [5/95] for $16.16
Tom Swift Boys Books book by John T. Dizer  "Tom Swift & Company: Boys' Books By Stratemeyer and Others" [1982]
by John T. Dizer

McFarland & Co. 9x6 hardcover [1982] out of print/used
Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins, American Juvenile Literature book by John T. Dizer  "Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins and Other Heroes of American Juvenile Literature" [1997] by John T. Dizer
Edwin Mellen Press 9x6 pb [9/97] for $79.95
Edwin Mellen Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used
Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys book by Carole Kismaric & Marvin Heiferman  "The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys" [1998]
by Carole Kismaric & Marvin Heiferman

CAVEAT: Hardy Boys fan/expert Bob Finnan strongly dis-approves of this book.
Fireside 10¾x8½ pb [5/2007] out of print/50+ used
Fireside 10¾x8½ pb [10/98] out of print/50+ used
Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books: Featuring Nancy Drew, Judy
Bolton, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Penny Parker & Ruth Fielding" [2000]
by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb [7/2000] out of print/used
All About Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "All About Collecting Girls' Series Books: Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames,
Penny Parker, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Connie Blair, Vicki Barr, Dana Girls &
Others" [2002] by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb pb [7/2002] out of print/used
All About Collecting Boys' Series Books book by John Axe  "All About Collecting Boys' Series Books: The Hardy Boys, Tom Swift & Tom Swift Jr.,
Chip Hilton, Ted Scott, Mark Tidd, Tom Slade & Others" [2002] by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb pb [7/2002] out of print/used
American Juvenile Literature / Collected Essays of John T. Dizer book edited by Karl J. Terryberry   "Readings in American Juvenile Literature: The Collected Essays of John T. Dizer"
[2006] Edited & with Critical Introduction by Karl J. Terryberry

Edwin Mellen Press pb [9/2006] out of print/scarce
Edwin Mellen Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths book by Michael G. Cornelius & Melanie E. Gregg  "Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays On The Fiction of Girl Detectives" [2008]
by Michael G. Cornelius & Melanie E. Gregg

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [8/2008] for $31.50
Sisters, Schoolgirls & Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in America book by Carolyn Carpan  "Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books In America" [YA 2008]
by Carolyn Carpan

Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2008] for $31.50
Boy Detectives Essays book edited by Michael G. Cornelius  "The Boy Detectives: Essays On The Hardy Boys and Others" [11 essays, 2010]
Edited by Michael G. Cornelius

Series explored include the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Three Investigators, Christopher Cool, and Tim Murphy, as well as works by Astrid Lindgren, Mark Haddon, and Joe Meno
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [7/2010] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [7/2010] for $35.00
Radio Boys and Girls book by Mike Adams  "The Radio Boys and Girls: Radio, Telegraph, Telephone, and Wireless Adventures For Juvenile Readers, 1890-1945" [2015]
by Mike Adams, Foreword by Christopher H. Sterling

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [10/2015] for $19.99 {sic}
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [10/2015] for $39.95
official book site


Movies & TV,  Stageplays,  Other  Media
none of the Stratemeyer series ever appeared on radio



Kindle  Editions
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Boys Western Megapack Collection in Kindle format from Sunsong Creations  "Boys Western Megapack Collection: 12 Books of Frontiersmen and Pioneer Boy's Adventures, Illustrated and Annotated" for Kindle [2014]
six Western novels by Edward Stratemeyer: "The Rover Boys At Big Horn Ranch: or, The Cowboys' Double Round-Up"; "The Rover Boys On The Plains: or, The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch"; "Dave Porter At Star Ranch"; "Dave Porter In The Gold Fields"; "Three Young Ranchmen" (as Captain Ralph Bonehill); and "On The Trail of Pontiac" [1904]; and six Western novels by St. George Rathborne [1854-1938] (as Harrison Adams): "Pioneer Boys of The Ohio"; "Pioneer Boys of The Great Lakes"; "Pioneer Boys of The Mississippi"; "Pioneer Boys of The Missouri"; "Pioneer Boys of The Yellowstone"; and "Pioneer Boys of The Columbia"
Kindle Edition from Sunsong Creations [10/2014] for $2.99 {sic}


'House Author' Names


pseudonym Victor Appleton
credited author for the 'Tom Swift', 'Tom Swift Jr.', and 'Tom Swift III' series;
also used on the 'Moving Picture Boys' series (1913–1922), the 'Don Sturdy' series (1925-1935), and the 'Movie Boys' series (1926–1927).
entry at Wikipedia


pseudonym Captain Ralph Bonehill


pseudonym Allen Chapman [1900s to 1930s]
'his' series were 'Ralph On The Railroad', 'The Radio Boys', 'Bart Stirling', 'Tom Fairfield, college athlete',
and 'The Darewell Chums' (Bart Keene, Fenn Masterson, Frank Roscoe, Ned Wilding)
search all books • Wikipedia {empty}
'Classic Works of Allen Chapman' in Kindle format from Leeaf Books  
"The Classic Works of Allen Chapman" for Kindle [2013]
contains seven novels: "Bart Stirling's Road To Success: Young Express Agent"; "Frank Roscoe's Secret"; "Fred Fenton Marathon Runner"; "Fred Fenton On The Crew"; "Fred Fenton On The Track"; "The Radio Boys' First Wireless"; and "Tom Fairfield's Pluck and Luck"
Kindle Edition from Leeaf Books [7/2013] for $5.99


pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon
credited author for 'The Hardy Boys' mystery novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate;
and the 'Ted Scott Flying Stories' series [Grosset & Dunlap, 1927-43]
browse books by Franklin W. Dixon at Amazon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_W._Dixon

The House on the Point Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon book by Benjamin Hoff  "The House On The Point: A Tribute To Franklin W. Dixon
and The Hardy Boys" [2002] by Benjamin Hoff

St. Martin's Minotaur 8½x5¾ pb [10/2002] out of print/used
Minotaur Books 9¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2002] out of print/used


pseudonym Alice B. Emerson
credited author for the five 'Betty Gordon' books from Stratemeyer Syndicate


pseudonym James Cody Ferris
credited author for the "X Bar X Boys" novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate, 21 titles from 1926 to 1942
browse books at Amazon • book series entry at Wikipedia
competitor's 'X Bar X Boys' fanpage & book sales


pseudonym Laura Lee Hope
credited author for "The Moving Picture Girls" novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate


pseudonym Carolyn Keene
credited author for the Nancy Drew Mystery Series from Stratemeyer Syndicate
author entry at Wikipedia


pseudonym Roy Rockwood
credited author for the 'Bomba the Jungle Boy' (1926-1938), 'Dave Dashaway' (1913–1915), 'Dave Fearless' (1926–1927), 'Deep Sea' (1905–1908),
'Great Marvel' (1906–1935), and 'Speedwell Boys' (1913–1915) novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate


pseudonym Arthur M. Winfield { aka Edward Stratemeyer }
credited author for "The Rover Boys" novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate, from 1899 to 1926


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