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Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure (Tom Swift #4)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  5 reviews
American boys' fiction under pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom Swift series, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and many others.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 7th 2006 by Dodo Press (first published January 1st 1910)
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Erik Graff
Mar 03, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pre-adolescent boys
Recommended to Erik by: Mrs. Whittaker
Shelves: literature
At age five Dad got a house in unincorporated Kane County, Illinois. Although far from his job at Honeywell in Rosemont, he snapped it up because of a G.I. subsidy which had the government pick up the tab on the downpayment. The Meadowdale development was so new that there were no lawns, no sidewalks and nothing nearby except farms, a creek and a wooded hill. There wasn't even a school yet so the move ended my brief experience of kindergarten. All the houses looked the same, just different color ...more
Dehibberdwrites
I read the Tom Swift Sr. books as a child and again when I got my Kindle in 2010. They are an easy read and enjoyable. It is interesting to see how writing has changed since these books were written.
Darius
I'm not sure at what age I read Tom Swift, but I remembered nothing at all, except that he was a boy-inventor. So, I wanted to check it out.

The book had a lot of twists and turns -- I suspect chapters may have been serialized in a newspaper or magazine. It completely lacks teenage angst and cynicism. (Lot's of action-oriented melodrama, no drama.)

The level is probably elementary grades, a bit below the first Harry Potter book. Though it is a bit dated, I think kids might still like it, at that a
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Travis Binkley
all tom swift books are awsome.
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Dec 22, 2013 Joyce marked it as homeschool-past  ·  review of another edition
Good series
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Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and its successors, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_...

The character of Tom Swift was conceived in 1910 by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging company. Stratemeyer invented the series to capitalize on the market for
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