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In 1982, Benjamin Hoff published "The Tao of Pooh," a plainspoken yet startling and complex take on A.A. Milne's Winnie The Pooh stories. Hoff's keen insights propelled the book, and its sequel, "The Te of Piglet" to total sales of over 2.5 million copies. Now Hoff has turned to another childhood classic, Franklin W. Dixon's beloved Hardy Boys mysteries, and created "The House on the Point."
As a child, Hoff loved the Hardy Boys; they were the books that hooked him on his lifelong love of reading. Recently, he revisited The House on the Cliff, one of the classic early Hardy Boys mysteries, and decided to reshape it for readers of all ages. Hoff sets this recast story, now entitled "The House on the Point," in 1947, when the Swing Era was giving way to the Baby Boom, and gives it a plot involving a post-war smuggling racket, a young newcomer to town who may have something to hide, and a police chief who's in no hurry to investigate. And he does so with a greater attention to detail, more fully developed characters, and a modern ear for dialogue.
Publishing in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the first Hardy Boys mystery, "The House on the Point is a book for tho"se who haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Hardy Boys and those who haven't "grown up" and left their adventures behind.
Title: The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys
Categories: Picture Books,
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur: 2002-10-17
ISBN Number: 0312301081
ISBN Number 13: 9780312301088
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 13.00 Item
Seller ID: 015959
Description: Like New Condition: Original wraparound band present and in mint condition. Unmarked. Tight binding. Dusky blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering to front and spine in mint condition. Back cover shows spot of residue where barcode sticker placed. Hardcover book copy of The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and the Hardy Boys by Benjamin Hoff. Jacket and frontispiece illustrations by Paul Bachem. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (St. Martin's Press), 2002. Printed in U.S.A. 263 pages. 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 22 cm. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!