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Learn what makes a coin “lucky” in The Happy Hollisters and the Secret of the Lucky Coins by Jerry West. Little Sue Hollister gets a valuable old coin as a reward for a good deed, and the whole family takes up the fascinating hobby of coin collecting. In the tangled roots of an old tree uprooted by a small tornado, Pete finds another rare coin marked with two mysterious clues, leading the children on an exciting and educational treasure hunt that combines coin collecting with botany and forestry.
An abandoned rock quarry, mysterious flying objects, and a valuable deposit of titanium lead the five Hollister children — Pete, Pam, Ricky, Holly, and Sue — into their latest thrilling adventure.
It was a small note—written in German. Pete Hollister found it hidden in the door of a broken cuckoo clock. When the note was translated, the Hollister children were jubilant. The message was a riddle that made little sense to them—but it was the first clue in a brand-new mystery.
High in the Swiss Alps, a suspicious stranger in a cable car dropped a large black key which the Hollisters found. An insurance investigator named Johann Meyer was following the stranger, an international jewel thief. Mr. Meyer told the Hollisters about his dangerous case—to find a large diamond that had been stolen from Holland. When Mr. Meyer’s small plane was reported missing over the mountains, the Hollisters decided to help. Clue piles on clue as the irrepressible Hollisters track down each new lead, learn about Swiss life and customs, rescue Mr. Meyer, and recover a valuable diamond.
One day Pete and Pam Hollister rescued a Seminole Indian named Charlie Tiger Tail from drowning in Pine Lake. But they never dreamed that their heroic act would lead to a new, exciting mystery and a vacation in Florida. There were many more thrilling adventures—including Ricky’s capture by a gang of thieves who were illegally killing giant sea turtles and stealing their eggs!
In this thrilling new adventure, the Happy Hollisters travel to the beautiful land of Italy to help their new friend, Nada Boschi find her Uncle Giovanni, a famous toymaker and puppeteer who has disappeared from his house in Rome. The Happy Hollisters have all kinds of adventures touring many famous places in Italy. And, before their trip has ended, they not only find Uncle Giovanni but help the Italian police round up a gang of dangerous thieves!
As the Happy Hollisters set out on a trip to historic New England, they learn that masked bandits have stolen almost a million dollars—and a carved wooden Indian has disappeared from a museum in the same town! Along the way, the children befriend a family of groundhogs, or “whistle-pigs,” never suspecting that these adorable little creatures will play a part in solving both mysteries.
Spooky things are happening in Shoreham as Halloween approaches . . . the Hollisters stumble on an ancient gravestone with a cryptic message about a hidden treasure, and a mysterious stranger is snooping around the countryside for a golden weathervane in the shape of a witch on a broomstick. Fun and frights abound as the children work together to solve these intertwined mysteries!
Uncle Russ is headed to Mexico to gather research material for his cartoon strip, and he invites the Happy Hollisters to join him when his map showing the location of the long-lost Temple of the Laughing Idol is stolen. Deep in the jungles of Yucatan, they stumble upon the ancient monument and discover a ring of smugglers who are looting valuable artifacts.
Is Pine Lake a haven for creatures from outer space? The citizens of Shoreham are rattled by mysterious UFO sightings, but the Shoreham Detective Club is on the case. From unusual footprints in the mud to a doll stolen from the new “toy library” at school, the clues start piling up fast as The Happy Hollisters and their friends search for who—or what—is causing the panic around town.
The adventures begin when the Happy Hollisters move into their new house in Shoreham, but the moving van carrying their toys disappears. Then they learn that their house may be haunted, with a treasure hidden somewhere inside!
A fishing contest at The Trading Post, Mr. Hollister’s sporting goods store, has everybody in Shoreham excited. After Pete catches a large fish with a mysterious tag on its tail, another adventure begins for the eager young detectives.
The Happy Hollisters are looking forward to vacationing at Sea Gull Beach with their cousins. Then they discover that the lighthouse lamp they received as a gift from Uncle Russ contains a tiny treasure, and are even more eager to get to join their relatives and search for the rest of the treasure.
Mr. Hollister plans a trip to New Mexico to purchase SW Indian trinkets to sell at The Trading Post. When family friend and Yumatan Indian Indy Roades tells them of his tribe’s lost turquoise mine, Mr. Hollister brings the whole family along to help locate the lost gems.
The Happy Hollisters are invited to stay on a ranch in New Mexico and discover a map leading to the cave of ancient dollmakers, the long-lost buried secret of the mountain. The Happy Hollisters help find the lost cave and discover a sheep rustling ring in this fast-moving story.
The Happy Hollisters head to Canada to visit their grandparents for the yearly Trappers’ Carnival and end up joining the search for a missing dog trainer and some valuable Eskimo puppies. In addition to solving the mystery, they have great fun learning to ski and drive a dog sled.