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Tom Slade on the River (Tom Slade series #3)

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Title:Tom Slade on the River (Tom Slade series #3)
Fitzhugh, Percy Keese   
(67 of 84 for author by title)
Tom Slade Picks a Winner (Tom Slade series #13)
Tom Slade on Overlook Mountain (Tom Slade series #12)
Rogers, Walter S.   
(13 of 15 for author by title)
The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp (X Bar X Boys #6)
Tom Slade at Temple Camp (Tom Slade series #2)
Published:   1917
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:fiction, juvenile, Scouts

A carrier pigeon falls into the camp of the Bridgeboro Troop of Boy Scouts. Attached to the bird's leg is a message which starts Tom and his friends on a search that culminates in a rescue and a surprising discovery. The boys have great sport on the river, cruising in the "Honor Scout." [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Fitzhugh, Percy Keese

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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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