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On a Torn-Away World; or, The Captives of the Great Earthquake (The Great Marvel #6)

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Roy Rockwood was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy's adventure books. The name is mostly well-remembered for the Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1926-1937) and Great Marvel series (1906- 1935). The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of series for children and adults including the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, and others. The Stratem ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 4th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1913)
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Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
An odd story from an odd series, one of the evolutionary links between Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. This one is definitely toward the Verne side, taking place on an Alaskan mountain which is blasted into orbit by a volcanic eruption and becomes a miniature moon of Earth.
Plucky lads Jack Darrow and Mark Sampson only intend to visit Alaska in the spiffy new aeroplane they have knocked together while on holiday from the Universal Electrical and Chemical College,* but they and the wise Professor
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Roy Rockwood was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy's adventure books. The name is most well-remembered for the Bomba the Jungle Boy and Great Marvel series.
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