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Hooray, The Happy Hollisters are back! First published in 1953, this charming mystery-adventure story, faithfully reproduced, is now available! 

Written for boys and girls between the ages of six and 12, The Happy Hollisters are wholesome books, with an accent on humor and good, clean fun. Integrity always pays off and right wins over wrong. Parents, grandparents, and teachers will love these books for their healthy celebration of life in simpler times. Kids will be thrilled with the fast-paced action and will not want to put them down. This is a perfect gift for the young listener in your life! 

The adventures for the Hollisters begin as soon as they move into their new house on the shore on Pine Lake in Shoreham. First, the moving van carrying their toys and their father's important new invention disappears. Next, they learn that their house may be haunted, with a treasure hidden somewhere inside! Right away they all set out to solve these mysteries. 

Each one of the Hollister children - Pete (age 12), Pam (10), Ricky (7), Holly (6) and Sue (4) - plays an important role in finding clues, along with their parents, who are always ready to join in on the excitement. Even Zip, the collie, and White Nose, the cat, are part of the family and find thrilling adventures of their own. 

As the Hollisters explore their new town and make friends, they discover what happened to the moving van and learn more about the mystery surrounding their new home. Excitement abounds when a secret stairway is discovered. Then, on the trail of a mysterious intruder, their chase leads them to a deserted hut on nearby Blackberry Island.

©1953, 1976, 1998 The Hollister Family Properties Trust (P)2018 The Hollister Family Properties Trust

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An All-Time Favorite!

I grew up on children's mystery series: The Three Investigators, Nancy Drew, and The Hardy Boys to name a few, but The Happy Hollisters is my favorite! I've been re-reading them as they've been released in ebook, and love the memories the books bring back.

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Wholesome entertainment I am shring with my grandc

This series developed my love of reading when I was seven. Now at 59 I'm passing this on by having my grandchildren who are now learning to read to follow the recording with the newly re-released books in paperback. All three of us are enjoying each others company.

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Narrator makes the experience.

Sarah Breidenbach is the perfect narrator to bring this story to life. Her voice is lovely and easy to listen to. The story itself is enjoyable. A perfectly harmless and fun read for kids!

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We LOVE the Happy Hollisters!!

My family adores the Happy Hollisters series, and we were thrilled to learn of an audio of it! My kids' only complaint was that it wasn't read with "voices." :) However, the narrator speaks clearly and well, so I take that "complaint" with a grain of salt. You can bet that this audio will be a great addition to our beloved audio collection, as well as a travel companion in the car. Thank you, Happy Hollisters team, for coordinating another way for our family to love - and share - these classic books that I consider an "essential" in our home library. I can't wait to help my kids and godchildren build their own libraries of these books for when they have their own families.

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They certainly are a happy family

I'm really not sure how I missed reading these Happy Hollister books when I was a kid, but if the first book in the series is any indication they're going to be fun to read.

I've also had a chance to listen to the audio book. While I am definitely a fan of reading a book for myself over having a book read to me, there is something fun about having a Happy Hollister book read to you. Narrator Sarah Breidenbach has a pleasant reading voice that kept me listening as I followed the adventures of the Hollister clan as they settled into their new life in Shoreham.

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The BEST mystery series for kids!

My oldest daughter (8) absolutely LOVES all of the Happy Hollister books and only has a few left to finish the entire series. These books really set her off in her love of reading, so I am ever so grateful! We have loved listening to this first book on audio as a whole family and my youngest daughter (4) especially loves it and has listened by herself to the whole thing a few times! I am so grateful for this series and love that there is an audio option for the first and can't wait for more!!