|Title:||Don Sturdy Across the North Pole or Cast Away in the Land of Ice (Don Sturdy #4)|
|Publisher:||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, juvenile|
Don and his uncles joined an expedition bound by air across the north pole. A great polar blizzard nearly wrecks the airship.--seriesbooks.info/donsturdy.htm. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Duffield, J. W. (John William)
(1859-1946) US bookseller, publisher, and writer, in the latter capacity working mostly for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, for which he published at least 115 stories, usually book-length, under various names. As Franklin W Dixon, he wrote the nonfantastic Ted Scott Flying Series, based closely on the life of Charles A Lindbergh (1902-1974) (see Airplane Boys) and as by Richard H Stone the similar Slim Tyler Air Stories. As Allen Chapman, he wrote the first 12 (or 14) volumes of The Radio Boys series (1922-1929), the most substantial of the spate of similarly titled series published in response to the successful launching of broadcast radio in 1922 (see Radio Boys); the final volume was written by Howard R Garis. Each volume in the series was introduced by Jack Binns. As Victor Appleton he wrote the Don Sturdy sequence; the final volume was again written by Garis. As Roy Rockwood, he wrote the Bomba the Jungle Boy sequence (see Bomba Films). His daughter, Elizabeth M Duffield Ward (1895-1983), also worked for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and was responsible for a number of the Bobbsey Twins tales.
—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
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