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Hardy Boys 12: Footprints Under the Window - by Franklin W Dixon (Hardcover)

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About the Book

In an effort to recover a top-secret instrument needed by the space program, the Hardy boys travel to South America, hot on the trail of a notorious ring of spies.

Book Synopsis

A plot to steal a top-secret instrument vital to the United States space program poses a challenging case for Frank and Joe Hardy. After rescuing a South American stowaway who mutters a warning about "Footprints " and then vanishes, Frank and Joe discover that documents belonging to their famous detective father are missing and that footprints linger under a window. The young detective's search for the diabolical mastermind of the "Footprints" spy ring takes them on a flight to a group of islands off the coast of South America.

About the Author

Franklin W. Dixon is a pen name used by a variety of authors writing for the classic series, The Hardy Boys. The first and most well-known "Franklin W. Dixon" was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author who contributed 19 of the first 25 books in the series. Other writers who have adopted the pseudonym include Christopher Lampton, John Button, Amy McFarlane, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.59 Inches (H) x 5.01 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)
Weight: .49 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories
Series Title: Hardy Boys
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Hardcover
Author: Franklin W Dixon
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 1933
TCIN: 11825352
UPC: 9780448089126
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-5696
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.75 inches length x 5.01 inches width x 7.59 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.49 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

Spies and a Quick Trip to South America

4 out of 5 stars
- 2 years ago
When Frank and Joe Hardy go to meet their Aunt Gertrude on her return from a trip to South America, they arrive a little early, so they decide to head out in their motor boat. That’s when they see a man jump over the side of a ship. They pick him up, but all they get out of him is a strange warning about footprints before he runs off again. With their dad out of town on a case, they are left to try to figure out what is going on by themselves. Might it have to do with the robbery they foiled at a nearby photographic plant? And who left the footprints outside the Hardy’s house? Even as a kid, I recognized the absurdity of the Hardys heading to South America at one point to follow a few leads, but even as an adult, it’s hard not to get caught up in the action and mystery. While things do make sense at the end, I feel like there were a few too many plot threads for them to untangle. One or two less would have helped. Still, even as an adult, I got caught up in the story. As always, the character are thin, and the story is dated. Very dated, in this case. But as long as today’s kids realize this is something from the 1960’s, they’ll be okay. I’ve got to admit, nostalgia is playing a bit in my rating since I loved this one as a kid.
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