|Title:||Tom Slade, Boy Scout (Tom Slade series #1)|
|Publisher:||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Tags:||fiction, juvenile, Scouts|
When we meet Tom, he is a hoodlum. Uneducated, half-starved, abused by his father, Tom roams the streets committing acts of robbery, vandalism, and intimidation. Thrown out on the streets after his father and he are evicted, Tom is taken under the wing of Roy Blakeley and Scout leader Mr. Ellsworth, and swiftly develops into a sturdy, ambitious, and honorable boy. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Fitzhugh, Percy Keese
Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876-1950) was an American author. His first known work, The Goldenrod Story Book was published in 1906. The bulk of his work, having a Boy Scouting theme, revolves around the fictional town of Bridgeboro, New Jersey. Characters included Tom Slade, Pee-wee Harris, Roy Blakely, and Westy Martin. Fitzhugh's Scouting based books were very popular with children and adults. His characters became so real to his readers that it was not uncommon for Percy to receive fan mail addressed to the characters themselves. In the 1930's, he began writing the Hal Keen Mystery Series (10 titles) under the pseudonym Hugh Lloyd. They were followed by another mystery series - Skippy Dare - (3 titles). Neither of these series achieved the popularity of his Scout work.
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