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Amazon Adventure Hardcover – January 1, 1949


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 242 pages
  • Publisher: John Day Company; 8th Printing edition (1949)
  • ASIN: B0007E3HOU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,425,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Price knew all the right buttons to press to excite a young reader -- exotic locations, nasty villains, wild animals and lashings of peril." --David Barnett, The Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

WILLARD PRICE was born in 1887 in Peterborough, Ontario. He held a special interest for natural history, ethnology and exploration and made numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society. He went on to edit various magazines on travel and world affairs and spent six years working in Japan as foreign correspondent for New York and London newspapers. He wrote fourteen adventure stories featuring Hal and Roger Hunt and travelled in seventy-seven countries before his death in 1983. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Willard Price was born in 1887 in Peterborough, Ontario. He held a special interest for natural history, ethnology and exploration and made numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society.

He went on to edit various magazines on travel and world affairs and spent six years working in Japan as foreign correspondent for New York and London newspapers. He wrote fourteen adventure stories featuring Hal and Roger Hunt and travelled in seventy-seven countries before his death in 1983.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katherine E. Hartl on November 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
The first memories I have of my step-mother are of her reading this book to me and my brother when I was 10 years old. We were all captivated by Hal and Roger and their adventures throughout all of the adventure series. Even my father would plead for just one more chapter before bedtime. Although I am now 23 and in medical school, I still own a copy of these books and eagerly await the chance to read them to my children. For those of you reading this review, I recommend Amazon Adventure and all of the Adventure series for you and your children. Hal and Roger remain my favorite childhood characters.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tom Johnson on February 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read this book and the rest of the "Adventure" series in grade school over thirty years ago. After a ten year search for copies of the books, I finally went back to that elementary school library two thousand miles from current home to track down the author so I could buy these wonderful stories for my son. No single author has had a more lasting impact on my life. I encourage you you to read "Amazon Adventure" and all the rest with your family, just like you've done with "Harry Potter."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Entas on March 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I accidentally ran across this book at the school library. This is one of the best action-adventure books for children that I have read in a long time. I think it would be appropriate to compare it to Indiana Jones. There is action from the start to the finish. This book would appeal to any child from third grade and up. It would be perfect for the boy that doesn't like to read and needs something to sustain interest. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ballard@jci.net or Joe Ballard on May 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
I came here to Amazon.com to find for my son the book that had one of the greatest affects on my life. I found it, "Amazon Adventure". I still, forty years later look forward to my journey up the Amazon to fulfill my childhood dreams I shared with that great book. Right on Mr Price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Murray on November 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I'm 44 years old and after all these years I still remember living these adventures with Hal and Roger. As a 9 year old I read every book in the series that I could get my hands on. It kindled my love for books. I'm now ordering all of the "Adventure..." books I can for my boys. If you have young children with an active imagination, I highly recommend this series. I hope that it sparks in them a life-long love for reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Wiggins on November 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
My first book I ever checked out of a library was Adventure. Being a small boy who grew up watching Indiana Jones and other adventure seekers, this series by Price helped capture the spirit of adventure on my age level. Something I could identify with Roger and Hal. The feelings have never died, even 15 years later. These are definetly the books I will buy for my kids to enjoy as they start reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
MY DAD GOT ME TO READ THIS BOOK FOR A BOOK REPORT. IT IS A GREAT BOOK FOR SOME ONE WHO LIKES THE OUTDOORS AND ANIMALS. "AMAZON ADVENTURE" IS EASY TO FOLLOW AND UNDER STAND.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MIKENNICKY@AOL.COM on December 24, 1997
Format: Paperback
I READ ALL OF MR PRICES ADVENTURE BOOKS AS A YOUNG BOY. I FIND MYSELF USING INFORMATION LEARNED FROM THESE BOOKS EVEN TODAY!!
I AM NOW 35 AND SOME OF MY BEST CHILHOOD MEMORIES ARE OF THE HOURS SPENT ON THE MANY ADVENTURES WITH
HAL AND ROGER...AT OUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY YOU COULD FIND MY NAME ON THE CHECK OUT RECORD FOR EACH AND
EVERY BOOK (AT LEAST 10 DIFFERENT READINGS OF EACH) FROM AMAZON ADVENTURE
TO AFRICA, DIVING,SOUTH SEAS,LION,WELL YOU UNDERSTAND.
I HIGHLY RECOMEND THESE BOOKS FOR
KIDS OF ALL AGES. AND THANKS TO WILLARD PRICE FOR TAKING THIS YOUNG BOY ALL AROUND THE WORLD VIA HAL AND ROGER HUNTS MANY ADVENTURES....
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