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The Great Coaster Caper

The Great Coaster Caper

Illustrated by: Scott Burroughs
For Ages: 6 - 9
Everyone’s favorite young detective duo is in for wild ride in this all-new Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery!

Frank and Joe are excited to learn that Thrill Kingdom, their local amusement park, is having a contest for kids to design a brand-new ride. And they’re even more excited that their friend Phil is entering! The prize? Free passes to the park for the winner and two friends—aka, two Hardy brothers!
But on the day of the contest, someone ruins Phil’s roller coaster contest entry. Since it had been kept in a locked room while awaiting final judging, everyone is confused as to who could have found their way inside. It’s up to Frank and Joe to figure out the twists and turns of this coaster caper!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 112 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442416697 | 
  • August 2012 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4
List Price $5.99

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Eight-year-old Joe Hardy gulped as the cage door snapped shut. It wasn’t the cage of a snarling tiger or a wild gorilla. It was worse—much worse! Joe was locked inside the Tarantula, the scariest, most extreme ride at the thrill park!

“What am I doing here?” Joe shouted. He had always avoided the Tarantula like cooties.

Joe’s nine-year-old brother, Frank, sat across from him inside the cage. “You’re not wimping out, are you, Joe?” Frank asked with a smirk.

Joe gripped the safety bar so tightly he thought his knuckles would... see more

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Franklin W. Dixon

Franklin W. Dixon is the author of the ever-popular Hardy Boys books.

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