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Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2) by  Victor II Appleton - Reprint - 1960 - from Orielis' Books and Biblio.com

Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2)

by Appleton, Victor II

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1960. Reprint. Pictorial Cover.
Blue tweed boards with navy lettering, picture of Tom on front board, 208 pp, blue and white endpapers showing Tom in his lab. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in protective plastic wraps, a little edge wear and chipping especially to bottom front edge and at top and base of spine. An attractive copy. ; Jacket lists titles to 'Space Solartron' while book lists inside to 'Spectromarine Selector', indicating a publication date of 1960. Third volume in the new Tom Swift adventures. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 208 pages;

"The third volume of the new TOM SWIFT JR. Series takes the brilliant young inventor into outer space in a rocket ship of his own design. On Fearing Island just off the Atlantic Coast, Tom's space craft project attracts the attention of the spies and agents of a foreign scientist whose plan is to rule the world and space.
"Tom Swift's advantage over his competitors is that he has perfected a rocket fuel which can carry his ship into and out of orbital flight. But it takes all of Tom and Bug's ingenuity to outwit the ruthless efforts of the foreign scientist and his desperate gang of henchmen.
"The flight through space makes thrilling reading--the more exciting because you know the details of the flight are scientifically accurate.
"Readers of TOM SWIFT JR. AND HIS FLYING LAB, the first book of this new series, will recall the message that came in the shape of a meteorlike object falling into the Swift plane enclosure. In this story another message from the same mysterious source proves very valuable to Tom as he is flying through space.
"Watch for the next TOM SWIFT JR. Adventure which will be out soon! "
Age Level: Grades 4-10 .


  • Bookseller: Orielis' Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8584
  • Title: Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2)
  • Author: Appleton, Victor II
  • Illustrator: Kaye, Graham
  • Format/binding: Pictorial Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: Reprint
  • 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), Space Travel


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