Tom Swift in Captivity, or a Daring Escape By Airship

By Victor [pseud.] Appleton


Tom Swift in Captivity, or a Daring Escape By Airship - Victor [pseud.] Appleton
  • Title: Tom Swift in Captivity, or a Daring Escape By Airship
  • By: Victor [pseud.] Appleton
  • Release Date: 2003-11-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
    Ratings: 3.5 From 5 Reviews

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Tom Swift (in the 2nd series Tom Swift, Jr. ) is the central character in five series of books of American juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention and technology. First appearing in 1910 the series total more than 100 volumes. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm. His adventures have been written by different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym of Victor Appleton. Tom Swift in Captivity, or, A Daring Escape by Airship, is Volume 13 in the original Tom Swift novel series published by Grosset & Dunlap. The work was also published under the title Tom Swift in Giant Land or, A Daring Escape From Captivity. Tom Swift is approached by Mr. Preston, the owner of a circus, and begins to tell the story of Jake Poddington, Mr. Preston's most skilled hunter. As it turns out, Jake went missing just after sending word to Preston that Jake was on the trail of a tribe of giants, somewhere in South Africa. That was the last Preston has heard of Jake Poddington. Preston would like Tom to use one of his airships to search for Poddington, and if possible, bring back a giant for the circus.


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