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The Phantom Freighter (The Hardy Boys #26)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  949 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The Hardy brothers embark on a freighter trip under mysterious circumstances and find themselves involved with a smuggling ring.
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published January 1st 1947 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Richard Thompson
I picked this book up second-hand at Page Boy Books with the idea that it might be an interesting historically in the context of the Bump Memorial Library. I read a lot of The Hardy Boys mysteries when I was a boy.

We had fairly low expectations and were pleasantly surprised — initially — that the writing was pretty solid, the characters engaging and the plot, though a little lumpy (The "job" that Mr. McClintock's engages Frank and Joe to do made no sense.) was just believable enough. New mysteri
Ben Kanieski
Franklin W. Dixon
copyright 1947 by Simon & Schuster

This story starts with two detectives' aunt not being able to receive a carton in the mail. Their father is an actual detective and his case ends up crossing with the two young detectives trying to find the carton. The two boys (detectives) are caught in various traps along the way. They are very determined and eventually find the criminals with the help of family and friends.

The theme that the author presents in this story is to ne
Eric Espiritu

Eric Espiritu 1st period

Title: The Phantom Freighter

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

A. Teens who like mystery

B. 4 stars

C. My thought on this book was really confusing at first. From random wooden boxes showing up on their porch and not being there's. And enemies using peoples houses when they are gone. I have one opinion on one of the characters. Mr. McClintock was rude through out the entire book! He was only nice when Chet Morton and Ms. Hardy and stuff in common but most of all he was just rude
Catherine Woodman
The classic boy detectives by Frank Dixon--I read ALL of them in my younger years, one I ran out of Nancy Drew books. The Hardy Boys are brother amateur detectives, aspiring to follow in their famous father's footsteps.
The two boys live in the fictional city of Bayport (on Barmet Bay) with their famous father, Fenton Hardy, a private detective formerly with the New York Police Department, their mother Laura Hardy (erroneously called Mildred in The Flying Express), and their Aunt Gertrude, a char
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Frank and Joe Hardy are the protagonists. The smugglers are the antagonists. Chet and Mr. Hardy are also protaginists.

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The setting is where the case takes them. The theme is don't characterize a person from how he looks. The point of view is third- person.

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Mr. McClintock hires the boys to get him a vacation that he likes. They find out that people don't want them to go on any freighters. The phantom freighter leads the boys to the discovery of the smugglers and forgers.
I really enjoyed this! I never really got into the hardy boys as a kid, I was really into Nancy Drew though. If you enjoyed Nancy and gang you'll love these guys!
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I think the Hardy Boy books helped me with learning deductive and inductive skills. I had to work through logic. Who knew? I enjoyed all these books.
Benjamin Plume
So many of these took their cue from more adult stories, and dumbed them down enough for kids to get them. I think thats what made them so great.
One of the first 100 books I read as a kid. Loved the simplicity and it made me feel really smart to read the Hardy Boys :)
Excellent series for young readers - highly recommended.
I read these books when I was 10 - 15 years of age.
Marts  (Thinker)
The Hardy end up on a freighter and get tied up in a smuggling ring
Valkyrie Oracle
My book was published in 1970 and has the 1970 cover.
Ethan E
Franklin W. Dixon outdid himself again
read when I was 10 through 13
Partridge Public
Sep 20, 2007 Partridge Public added it
Recommends it for: JF Dix
Shelves: juniorfiction
Dixon, Franklin W.
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Franklin W. Dixon is the pen name used by a variety of different authors (Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author, being the first) who wrote The Hardy Boys novels for the Stratemeyer Syndicate (now owned by Simon & Schuster). This pseudonym was also used for the Ted Scott Flying Stories series.
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