Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books are close to the top of my treasure-hunt list. I’ve been fortunate to find enough of them to keep one in the booth most of the time.
Grosset & Dunlap, the publisher of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, had another popular line of youth books that is a bit harder to find…..Tom Swift. Tom’s adventures were played out in outer space or in the depths of the sea.
I can remember finding only one Tom Swift Adventure in the last few years, but the luck of the Irish must have been with me a couple of weeks ago when I found three Tom Swift books!
The young boys of the 1950s and 1960s must have been thrilled to read about Tom’s adventures in space. I’ll bet the girls found them interesting, too!
Oh, and if Tom Swift’s adventures weren't enough, there was Tom Corbett Space Cadet!
It's funny that Tom Corbett was also published by Grosset & Dunlap....
I guess “Tom” was a popular name for space travelers!