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(Happy Hollisters #2)

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The Happy Hollisters on a River Trip (#2 in the Happy Hollisters series)

A big fish contest at The Trading Post, the Hollisters’ sporting goods store, has everybody in Shoreham excited. After Pete catches a large fish with a tag on its tail, another adventure begins for the eager young detectives. When the children’s friend, Bobby Reed, disappears in a leaky old
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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by The Svenson Group, Inc. (first published January 1st 1953)
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Kristine Hansen
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, mystery, vintage
OK, I'm calling this one four stars instead of five simply because I think it stretched credibility too far. Or at least I think it did. When you see such blatant abuse of a little boy (and I don't care what year this was written) I really should think the Hollister parents would have more of a reaction. Since when is it ever ok to grab a kid and drag him into a vehicle roughly, all the while pulling your best Fagin imitation by saying "You WILL WORK."

Sheesh.

Of course I w
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Maegan
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wholesome, good reading; am enjoying reading the Happy Hollister's aloud to my son. He enjoyed this mystery!
Sarah
Another trip down memory lane. Such a fun sweet story
Farseer
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hollisters are written for a younger audience than the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton. Unlike the Famous Five, the Hollisters did not go on holidays alone without adults, and they did not usually five themselves in such extreme dangers. They still managed to live adventures and solve mysteries, though.

The books were written in the 50s and 60s, and it depicts a clean-cut, wholesome family, where children get along with their siblings and respect their parents. The plot is simple
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Remo
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1985, novela
Los Hollister es la serie de libros que me inició definitivamente en la lectura. Recuerdo haber leído el primero y, con todo el dinero que había ahorrado por mi primera comunión y en todos los años anteriores, ir a por los 32 restantes, que costaban 600 pelas cada uno. Los compré todos en la feria del libro de Ceuta, lo recuerdo perfectamente, y volví a mi casa con dos bolsas y una mochila llenas de libros, que me duraron tres meses exactamente, para sorpresa/preocupación de mi madre.
Cada libro
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Paul
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This title, and all in the series are not just cute, "remember when" stories. They have children learning right from wrong and to accept responsibility for their actions not to mention learning from mistakes. You will even find them doing things they are responsible for before continuing their sleuthing (prioritizing). The stories end in the late '60's yet, they are timeless. The titles are "safe" to give children / grandchildren unlike some so called modern children's titles out there that have ...more
Shirley Smith
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it when I read it in 1967.
Angie
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lizzie: There is a weird word in it: lopadupalus.
SouthWestZippy
A fish contest at the trading post has the whole town fishing. A boy goes missing and the Hollister family try and help find him. Good story for older kids.
Maggie
Very good read for little children.
Carol
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book, while obviously dated, was fun to read to the girls. It was fairly predictable, but they enjoyed it and I'll probably read more from this series to them.
Jane Irish Nelson
I read all of the Happy Hollister books I could when I was a child, so when I came across this recently, I thought I would see whether the story would still hold my interest, and also whether or not it was at all dated. To answer the second question first, yes, it is perhaps slightly dated — no one seems to object to young children working, or even being rather harshly treated at times. The Hollister family is definitely happy, as they try to solve two mysteries — where has young Bobby Reed disa ...more
David
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful Soul cleanse for us older readers-Sometimes we need to take a trip back to a simpler view not because those times are more true to life than the one we know i but because it good for us experience As The Little Prince Tell Us that the only way we can experience what we are missing is to see what the Heart Sees
Courtney
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
My children love these little books. They thoroughly enjoy each and every story, as if they are all unique and individual without any cause for similarity among them. Even though sometimes, they might seem tedious and repetitive to me as a parent, I do enjoy being able to read short-stories to my children that are clean and respective.
Alexander Fritz
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun family read

This story was a delight for my 41/2 year old daughter and 6 1/2 year old son. It made for fun family bedtime story time and the parents enjoyed the storyline, even if it was a bit juvenile. Any story that keeps our kids attention and provides good examples for our kids character development is good for us :)
Kathy
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing treat to read this nostalgic look at American life! My first Hollisters book, this reminds me of the Nancy Drew books I loved as a child. Family is intact, children are cheerful (mostly), happy ending, problems are overcome with grit and determination.
Charlotte
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
classicccccccc
David Seale
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it

It was a great read.
Fun and exciting.
I hope to read more like it. I couldn't put it dow.
Megan Bode
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boys
Nick, Will, Alex
Aimee
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the book. I also liked the pictures in the book. I would give this book 3.7 stars. I would like to read the next book in this series.
Karissa
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Roshni
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Not as good as the Blyton series, but a different setting in America
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