The Happy Hollisters and the Merry-Go-Round Mystery

by Jerry West

Paper Book, 1955



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Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Books [1955]


Everyone is quite enthusiastic when the suggestion is made that a merry-go-round be one of the main attractions at Shoreham's Lincoln School Fair. Pete Hollister volunteers for the job, in spite of the obvious difficulties of the task. It turns out to be more difficult than was at first supposed, however, for Pete finds he is competing with a professional carnival that has recently arrived in town. Pete's job goes quite well at the start, and he is delighted when he locates two merry-go-rounds which can be used free of charge since the fair is a charity function. Excitement runs high around the Hollister household as plans are made to get the merry-go-rounds delivered to the fairgrounds. In spite of mysterious interference, the merry-go-rounds reach their destination and the whole town turns out to set them up. It is a great disappointment, therefore when a gear for one of the machines is apparently lost. The worst is yet to come, however, for a vandal sets fire to all the booths and decorations in an attempt to destroy the whole production. A Happy Hollister story, packed full of mystery, excitement, and, of course, the fun shared with this wonderful family.… (more)

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The Happy Hollisters and the Merry Go 'Round Mystery (Happy Hollisters, #10)
Story starts out when the kids are at school and volunteer for different events at the school fair. the money will be raised for a local nursery/day care. Pam visits to see what they will use the money for.
Boys collect info
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on where to rent a merry go round and Uncle Ross comes to the rescue. They run into problems as there is a bigger carnival due in town the same weekend.
Pam helps a young mother with her twins as she tries to find monetary help from her family. Love how the whole story comes together.
Many mishaps due to Joey, as usual but he gets his just deserts.
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184 p.; 22 cm


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