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The Slipper Point Mystery

Augusta Huiell Seaman

"Why do you say that?" she demanded. "Of course it's all lovely around here, and up above that bridge it seems rather wild. I went up there yesterday in the canoe. But what is there to 'know' about this river or its shores? There can't be anything very mysterious about a little New Jersey river like this." ... "You wouldn't think so to look at it," said Sally, darkly.

The Slipper Point Mystery is a young adult’s mystery written in 1919 by children’s author Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950). Seaman graduated in 1900 from what later became Hunter College and started teaching elementary school. In 1906 she dedicated herself to writing children’s stories, publishing over forty through 1949. Many of the stories take place in New Jersey, including her later residence of Island Beach. Her early stories carry an air of the Victorian era but delved into mystery themes more than a decade before well-known mystery series like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Well-written, humanistic, warm, and subtly educational as well. The original bound editions are rare and in demand by collectors.

Book publisher: The Century Company
Book copyright: 1919
Book edition: First edition, possible first printing indicated by September, 1919 on copyright page.
Pages: 207 (226 bound pages)
5″ x 7-1/2″
Dust Jacket:
Illustrations: Yes, glossy frontispiece and three internal glossies, by C. M. Relyea
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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