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Road Trippin’ with The Happy Hollisters

Air travel gets you to your destination faster, but there is something really special about a long trip by car with the entire family. Happy Hollisters’ author Andrew Svenson …

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Around the World with the Happy Hollisters: Denmark

Author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh once wrote, “Travel far, pay no fare . . . a book can take you anywhere.” Especially for children who haven’t yet had …

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The Happy Hollisters on the Big Screen?

The Happy Hollisters on the big screen? We think The Happy Hollisters would make a swell movie, and over the years a number of screenwriters and producers have thought …

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What Other Books Did “Jerry West” Write?

If you’re a baseball fan as well as a fan of the Happy Hollisters, you’ll be interested to know that “Jerry West” was writing baseball stories before he started …

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Meet the Tollivers

In 1967, Happy Hollisters’ author Andrew Svenson (also known as “Jerry West”) introduced The Tolliver Adventure Series using a new pseudonym, Alan Stone. This series of three books, published …

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Oh, for Pete’s Sake!

Oh, for Pete’s sake! February 26 is actually a “holiday” called For Pete’s Sake Day – celebrating those handy-dandy euphemisms like “crickets” & “jeepers” that make The Happy Hollisters …

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Happy Birthday, Helen S. Hamilton!

Helen had gone to a different publisher to show her portfolio (she can’t remember which publisher). They had said that they thought maybe Doubleday would have a good job …

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Happy Hollisters – Happy Holidays Gift Guide

Santa has already started compiling his lists — have you? Joey Brill, the Happy Hollisters’ nemesis and the resident bully in Shoreham, rarely makes the Nice List, but he …