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Hunting for Hidden Gold (Hardy Boys, Book 5) [Hardcover]

By Franklin W. Dixon (Author)
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The Hardy boys' search for stolen gold leads them to an abandoned mine where, in the depths of the earth, they are attacked by outlaws

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The Hardy boys' search for stolen gold leads them to an abandoned mine where, in the depths of the earth, they are attacked by outlaws.

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Format: Facsimile
Studio: Applewood Books
Pages   214
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1996
Publisher   Applewood Books
Age  10-14
Series  Hardy Boys  
ISBN  155709148X  
ISBN13  9781557091482  

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More About Franklin W. Dixon

Franklin W. Dixon Franklin W. Dixon was the pseudonym devised by Edward Stratemeyer for the author of a series of mystery books he was developing which became the Hardy Boys series. The first book, The Tower Treasure, originally published in 1927, was written by Leslie MacFarlane who went on to write 19 more, including #2 through #16. In all, there are 58 titles in the original Hardy Boys Mysteries series published between 1927 and 1979 written by 17 different men and women. Many of the books were later revised, adding another four "Franklin W. Dixons" to the total.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( D ) > Dixon, Franklin W.
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
4Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Mystery & Detective > Hardy Boys

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a good book for kids  Jan 15, 2009
At the beginning of Hunting for Hidden Gold, Frank and Joe are on a camping trip. They receive a mysterious call from their dad telling them that he needed help. After confirming that the call was really him, they travel to O'Hare Airport where a man asks them if they are really the Hardy boys. The man tells them their father sent him important information regarding their father. So they agree to go with him to his office, where he said he left the important letter. The boys get into his car, and big guys get into the car on either side of them. They tell the boys not to struggle or yell out, and grab hold of Frank and Joe. When they get to their final destination, they are taken up a flight of steps into a large room where the thugs removed everything from the boys' pockets. If you want to know if they escape and what their adventures are, you have to get the book!

I recommend this book to kids who love mysteries and detectives!
"The Wolf Pack Seemed To Sense That Its Victims Were Trying To Escape."  Aug 11, 2008
So far, the Hardy Boys have solved mysteries in and around their hometown of Bayport. Even more so, they always seem to enlist the help of friends such as Biff, Chet, Iola, and Callie. However, in book five of the series, the author takes a different approach.

The location of this story is "Big Sky" Country, AKA Montana. Fenton Hardy, father of Frank and Joe, has asked his sons to help him round up a gang of thieves who also seem to be implicated in a botched gold heist some 25 years in the past. The gold, while not stolen, has been missing ever since. Hence the set up for the adventure.

Personally, this book did not work for me as much as the previous four have. First, being on location in Montana, searching for hidden gold, allows this book to be more of a cowboy/western adventure than a good mystery. For those who like cowboy/western adventures you'll definitely like the story, I just don't care for the genre. Next, the supporting cast of characters have changed dramatically. There are no "chums" to help out and even their father has been nearly written out of the story delivering the occasional one-liner, such as "Be careful boys." The entire book rests with Frank and Joe. Finally, the book did not read as smooth as the others have. The plot was rather confusing with the introduction of several new characters. You almost had to keep notes as to who was who. The story does become smoother about halfway into the book.
Rampant Lawlessness  Apr 6, 2006
This is one of the most disturbing revisions among the many rewritten Hardy Boys stories.

In the original, pre-1930 edition of this book, Frank and Joe do hunt for hidden gold, all right. But, they do the right thing: they head down to the Bayport County office to apply for gold-hunting permits.

In the recent past, we've seen the devastating consequences of inexperienced or unlicensed quail hunting. Why should gold be any different?

Well, the revised version sold here has Frank and Joe as shameless scofflaws, brazenly hunting for hidden gold without the proper permits. They are correctly described as wearing fuzzy hats with big earflaps, though, perhaps so as not to hear the wailing of approaching forestry ranger sirens.

Of course, I won't tell you whether they actually find the hidden gold for which they are hunting. However, one last thought: whose gold IS it, really?

Great point.
Will They Find the Gold?  Nov 18, 2005
The Hardy Boys are back with their fifth book! In this book the two boys are helping their father, Fenton Hardy, with his case in Montana near the Lucky Lode territory. When the boys arrive in Montana they find their father injured, but promise to help him catch the gang of crooks he's after. The Hardy Boys are also trying to find their friend Mike Onslow's hidden gold. Eventually, the boys catch the gang and find their friend's gold. If you like mysteries with action and suspense at every turn I highly recommend this book to you.
Hunting for Hidden Treasure   Oct 7, 2005
This book is about the Hardy's helping there father search for a gang trying to find gold. Some big events happen through this book. There will be some weird turns through this book.

Hunting for Hidden Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon is a sensational mystery of the Hardy Boys Series. This book is a pretty good all the way through. If you like mysteries, you will certainly like this book. If you like the Hardy Boys Series, this book is the best I've read so far. This is a very suspenseful mystery. That's why you should read this book.

Really, the only bad thing about this book is that it is kind of slow. If you don't like figuring things out, then you shouldn't pick up this book. If you really don't like thrillers or mysteries, than this book is not for you. I like this book, but that's my opinion.


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