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Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon

(Book 12 in the Tom Swift Jr series)
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SPEED-AND MORE SPEED-go into the mammoth project of completing Tom Swift Jr.'s newest type of spaceship. It is a race against time and the stakes are high. First, Tom's foreign enemies appear ready to launch a manned moon rocket of their own. Second, the young inventor's friends on another planet propose a rendezvous in outer space, in the desperate hope that Tom and his scientist associates can help them conquer the unknown disease that threatens life on their planet. From the first test flight to the day the Challenger roars moonward, Tom meets with frustrations and sinister perils, more challenging than he has ever encountered. In a neck-and-neck race with the enemy's rocket ship, Tom's fabulous invention, the super-repelatron, plays a dramatic part in heading off a crash landing on the bleak planet. One of the greatest thrills of the young space pioneer's life comes when he guides the Challenger alongside his planet friends' spaceship. In this fast-moving, gripping drama of Tom's double victory in outer space you will find all the exciting elements that have made the Tom Swift Jr. series the Number One choice of boys who thrill to mystery and adventure. The Tom Swift Science Adventures were originally published in the United States by Grosset and Dunlap. They were published in the United Kingdom by Collins. The Tom Swift science Adventures are an extremely collectible series aimed at juveniles and feature the Young Inventor Tom Swift and his friend Bud Barclay in a series of adventures often with science fiction adventure and crime elements. This is a great series of juvenile books with a 1950s feel and a wonderful boys adventure feeling to them. The author is listed as Victor Appleton II which is a pseudonym used by the publisher. The actual writers of the series included William Dougherty, John Almquist, Richard Sklar, James Duncan Lawrence, Tom Mulvey and Richard McKenna

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May 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon (The Tom Swift science adventures)
Author(s): Victor Appleton
ISBN: 0-00-162204-8 / 978-0-00-162204-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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