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Tom Swift and the Giant Robot (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #4) by  Victor II Appleton - Hardcover - 1960 - from Orielis' Books and Biblio.com

Tom Swift and the Giant Robot (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #4)

by Appleton, Victor II

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1960. Cloth. 211 pp. , early reprint. Blue tweed boards, listing inside to Tom Swift and the Spectromarine Selector indicating a publication date of 1960 (original 1954). PIctorial endpapers in blue and white, depicting Tom at the window of his flying lab. Frontispiece and several full- or partial-page internal illustrations on plain paper. Jacket is in new Brodart, with some large chips missing to the spine, significant creasing and chipping to front panel. Rear panel has advert for the Hardy Brothers, with a listing to The Mystery of the Chinese Junk.
Spine cocked, edge wear to boards, some foxing to leading edge. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 211 pages;

"When the Swift Enterprises undertakes to set up an atomic laboratory for the U. S. Government, Tom Jr. Goes to work on a giant robot that can function by remote control when exposed to deadly atomic and hydrogen rays. The invention intrigues the interest of a band of clever bank robbers who think they can use the giant robot in their work.
" How they interfere with Tom's invention by means of flocks of mechanical crows; how a mad scientist joins the robber gang and almost succeeds in destroying the atomic laboratory from within its well-guarded walls; how, one by one, the clever criminals are outwitted and captured by Tom and his friend Bud; how the giant robot is completed in time to perform his part in the saving of the laboratory are all told in this exciting yarn. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10 .


  • Bookseller: Orielis' Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8406
  • Title: Tom Swift and the Giant Robot (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #4)
  • Author: Appleton, Victor II
  • Illustrator: Kaye, Graham
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good in Fair dust jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1960
  • Keywords: Vintage Children's Fiction, Adventure Fiction, Thriller Fiction, Science Fiction, Tom Swift Jr. (fictitious Character), Bud Barclay (fictitious Character), Chow The Cook (fictitious Character), Shopton (imaginary Place), Giant Robot

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