|Title:||Tom Slade on a Transport (Tom Slade series #5)|
|Publisher:||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Tags:||fiction, juvenile, World War I, Scouts|
Too young to enlist in the Army, with the help of an old friend, Tom procures a position on a transport ship sailing for France. His plan is to sail from the U.S. to France and back, repeating this until he’s old enough to enlist. Adventures await him: some are exciting, some are frightening, and a couple are funny. [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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