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Stephen W. Meader

Author, Illustrator

(1892 - 1977)

Stephen W. Meader

Stephen W. Meader (May 2, 1892 – July 18, 1977) was the author of over forty novels for young readers. His optimistic stories generally tended to either concern young men developing independent businesses in the face of adversity, or else young men caught up in adventures during different periods in American history.



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Away to Sea (1931)

Jim Slater ran away from his father’s farmhouse to become a sailor. Later, he discovered he was aboard a slave ship.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Clinton Balmer

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Away to Sea (2006)

Jim Slater ran away from his father’s farmhouse to become a sailor. Later, he discovered he was aboard a slave ship.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Clinton Balmer

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Bat: The Story of a Bull Terrier (1939)

The dramatic and moving tale of a courageous bull terrier.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Bat: The Story of a Bull Terrier (2004)

The dramatic and moving tale of a courageous bull terrier.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Behind the Ranges (1947)

Seventeen year old Dick goes with his botanist father on a trip high into the Olympic mountains. But Dick is taken captive by a stranger.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Behind the Ranges (2006)

Seventeen year old Dick goes with his botanist father on a trip high into the Olympic mountains. But Dick is taken captive by a stranger.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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The Black Buccaneer (1920)

While guarding sheep on an island off the coast of Maine, Jeremy is kidnapped by pirates and taken to the West Indies. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Stephen W. Meader

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The Black Buccaneer (1928)

While guarding sheep on an island off the coast of Maine, Jeremy is kidnapped by pirates and taken to the West Indies. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Mead Schaeffer

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The Black Buccaneer (1942)

While guarding sheep on an island off the coast of Maine, Jeremy is kidnapped by pirates and taken to the West Indies.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Stephen W. Meader
Edward Shenton

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The Black Buccaneer (1965)

While guarding sheep on an island off the coast of Maine, Jeremy is kidnapped by pirates and taken to the West Indies.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Stephen W. Meader
Edward Shenton

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A Blow for Liberty (1965)

Sixteen-year-old Jed Starbuck of Nantucket joins the crew of “The True Patriot” to fight the British at sea during the Revolutionary War.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Victor Mays

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A Blow for Liberty (2006)

Sixteen-year-old Jed Starbuck of Nantucket joins the crew of “The True Patriot” to fight the British at sea during the Revolutionary War.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Victor Mays

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Blueberry Mountain (1941)

Buck Evans and his friend Joe Sullivan start a blueberry farm. They face hard work and plenty of obstacles.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Blueberry Mountain (2005)

Buck Evans and his friend Joe Sullivan start a blueberry farm. They face hard work and plenty of obstacles.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Boy with a Pack (1939)

Bill Crawford sets out from New Hampshire with a peddlar’s pack for the Ohio country.

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Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Boy with a Pack (1965)

Bill Crawford sets out from New Hampshire with a peddlar’s pack for the Ohio country.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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The Buckboard Stranger (1954)

When a slick-talking stranger with a fast rig comes to town, Chuck and Barney get caught up in a mystery.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Paul Calle

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The Buckboard Stranger (2006)

When a smooth-talking stranger with a fast rig comes to town, Chuck and Barney are in for a summer of mystery and excitement.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Paul Calle

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Buffalo and Beaver (1960)

Jeff Barlow spends a season trapping in the Rockies with his father and hones his painting skills during the long nights.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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Buffalo and Beaver (2004)

Jeff Barlow spends a season trapping in the Rockies with his father and hones his painting skills during the long nights.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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Bulldozer (1951)

Bill Crane is just out of high school when he and his friend Ducky Davis discover a Caterpillar D2 in the waters of a Maine pond. Soon Bill has rescued the machine and embarked on a career as a contractor.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edwin Schmidt

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Bulldozer (2004)

Bill Crane has just graduated from high school when he and his friend Ducky Davis discover a Caterpillar D2 in a Maine Pond. Soon Bill has salvaged the machine and started a career as a contractor.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edwin Schmidt

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The Cape May Packet (1969)

Will Hand signs on to his father’s privateer during the War of 1812.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Robert Frankenberg

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The Cape May Packet (2006)

When British war ships cut off shipping during the War of 1812, Will Hand and his father convert their packet ship to a privateer.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Robert Frankenberg

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Cedar’s Boy (1949)

Shad Davis gets caught up in the excitement of harness racing -- and finds he has real talent as a driver.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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Cedar’s Boy (2006)

Shad Davis gets caught up in the excitement of harness racing and finds he has a talent for driving.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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Clear for Action! (1940)

In 1812 Jeff Robbins is pressed into service with the British Navy. His subsequent adventures on a man-of-war and escape make a thrilling sea story.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Frank Beaudouin

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Clear for Action! (2006)

In 1912 Jeff Robbins is pressed into service with the British Navy. His subsequent adventures aboard a man-o-war and escape make for a thrilling sea story.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Frank Beaudouin

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The Commodore’s Cup (1958)

Luke Cramer loves to sail and when he chances on a wrecked Comet class sailboat he leaps at the chance to fix it up and sail it in the local fleet.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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The Commodore’s Cup (2006)

Luke Cramer loves to sail and when he chances on a wrecked Comet class sailboat he leaps at the chance to fix it up and sail it in the local fleet.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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Down the Big River (1924)

Tom Lockwood and his parents are going down the Ohio River to take up land in Missouri when they are captured by pirates.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Stephen W. Meader

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Down the Big River (1944)

Tom Lockwood and his parents are travelling down the Ohio River to take up land in Missouri when they are captured by pirates.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Down the Big River (2004)

Tom Lockwood and his parents are going down the Ohio River to take up land in Missouri when they are captured by pirates.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Everglades Adventure (1957)

Toby Morgan and his family move to Florida after the Civil War and he becomes a swamp rat and discovers a reclusive Indian tribe.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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Everglades Adventure (2006)

Toby Morgan and his family move to Florida after the Civil War where he becomes a swamp rat and discovers a reclusive Indian tribe.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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The Fish Hawk’s Nest (1952)

Andy Corson goes to count the cattle on Leaming’s Island, Cape May, New Jersey and discovers a crew of smugglers has been at work on the island.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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The Fish Hawk’s Nest (2006)

Andy Corson goes to count the cattle on Leaming’s Island, Cape May, New Jersey and discovers a crew of smugglers has been at work on the island.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Guns for the Saratoga (1955)

Gideon Jones helps his father cast guns for the American Navy’s new sloop-of-war, then decides to join her crew to fight the British.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Guns for the Saratoga (2006)

Gideon Jones helps his father cast guns for the American Navy’s new sloop-of-war, then decides to join her crew to fight the British.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Jonathan Goes West (1946)

Jonathan Brent heads for Illinois to join the father he hardly knows.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Jonathan Goes West (2004)

Jonathan Brent heads for Illinois to join the father he hardly knows.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Keep ’Em Rolling (1967)

Dave Marsh and his family make the long trek to Oregon behind a team of oxen.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Al Savitt

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Keep ’Em Rolling (2006)

Dave Marsh and his family make the long trek to Oregon behind a team of oxen.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Al Savitt

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King of the Hills (1933)

Breck Townsend went to New Hampshire to photograph the biggest buck and found himself tangling with a gang of poachers.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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King of the Hills (2006)

Breck Townsend went to New Hampshire to photograph the biggest buck and found himself tangling with a gang of poachers.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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Lonesome End (1968)

Tod Ross is a sophomore when the coach asks him to go out for the football team.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Ned Butterfield

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Lonesome End (2005)

Tod Ross is a sophomore when the coach asks him to go out for the football team.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Ned Butterfield

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The Long Trains Roll (1944)

Randy MacDougal stumbles on evidence of a sabotage ring aimed at the trains passing through Calico Gap and contacts the FBI.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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The Long Trains Roll (1965)

Randy MacDougal stumbles on evidence of a sabotage ring aimed at the trains passing through Calico Gap and contacts the FBI.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Longshanks (1928)

Tad Hopkins is on his way downriver to New Orleans to meet his father when he is unceremoniously tossed into the river by a thief. He is rescued by a young flatboat man - Abe Lincoln.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward C. Caswell

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Longshanks (1945)

Thad Hopkins is going downriver to meet his father in New Orleans when he is unceremoniously tossed overboard by a thief. He is rescued by a passing flatboat man -- Abe Lincoln. This is the second edition with new illustrations by Edward Shenton.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Longshanks (2006)

Thad Hopkins is going downriver to meet his father in New Orleans when he is unceremoniously thrown in the river by a thief. He is rescued by a flatboat man -- Abe Lincoln.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Lumberjack (1934)

Dan Garland joins the lumber crew when they come to cut his grandfather’s pine.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Henry C. Pitz

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Lumberjack (2004)

Dan Garland joins the lumber crew when they come to cut his grandfather’s pine.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Henry C. Pitz

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The Muddy Road to Glory (1963)

Ben Everett joins up with the Twentieth Maine Regiment and fights from Stoneman’s Switch to Appomattox Court House.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): George Hughes

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The Muddy Road to Glory (2006)

Ben Everett joins up with the Twentieth Maine Regiment and fights from Stoneman’s Switch to Appomattox Court House.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): George Hughes

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Phantom of the Blockade (1962)

Anse O’Neal signs on aboard the Gray Witch as she carries Southern cotton to Bermuda to exchange for guns and ammunition for Lee’s Army of Virginia.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Victor Mays

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Phantom of the Blockade (1965)

Anse O’Neal signs on aboard the Gray Witch as she carries Southern cotton to Bermuda to exchange for guns and ammunition for Lee’s Army of Virginia.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Victor Mays

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Red Horse Hill (1930)

Bud Martin decides to take his bulldog and try New Hampshire. He finds a warm welcome with Uncle John and Aunt Sarah.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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Red Horse Hill (2005)

Bud Martin decides to take his bulldog and try New Hampshire. He finds a warm welcome with Uncle John and Aunt Sarah.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Lee Townsend

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River of the Wolves (1948)

Dave Foster is captured during the French and Indian Wars and taken captive to Canada. After spending a winter learning the Indian ways, he escapes and makes his way home to Maine.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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River of the Wolves (2006)

Dave Foster is captured during the French and Indian Wars and taken captive to Canada. After spending a winter learning the Indian ways, he escapes and makes his way home to Maine.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Sabre Pilot (1956)

Kirk Owen signs up for the Air Force and is assigned to mechanic’s school where he trains on the F-86 jet fighter. When he gets a chance to attend pilot’s training he jumps at it and winds up fighting in the skies over North Korea.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John Polgreen

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Sabre Pilot (2004)

Kirk Owen signs up for the Air Force and is assigned to mechanic’s school where he trains on the F-86 jet fighter. When he gets a chance to attend pilot’s training he jumps at it and winds up fighting in the skies over North Korea.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John Polgreen

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The Sea Snake (1943)

Barney Cannon stumbles on a German spy and discovers a hidden U-boat base in the Bahamas.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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The Sea Snake (2005)

Barney Cannon stumbles on a German spy and discovers a hidden U-boat base in the Bahamas.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Shadow in the Pines (1942)

Ted Winslow helps the U.S. Army round up a gang of fifth columnists targeting Fort Dix.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Shadow in the Pines (1942)

Ted Winslow helps the U.S. Army round up a gang of fifth columnists targeting Fort Dix.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Skippy’s Family (1945)

An homage to a dog and his family.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth P. Korn

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Skippy’s Family (2006)

An homage to a dog and his family.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth P. Korn

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Snow on Blueberry Mountain (1961)

Mark Wilkins decides to see if he can make his father’s ‘folly’ into a money-making business by building a ski run.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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Snow on Blueberry Mountain (2006)

Mark Wilkins decides to see if he can make his father’s ‘folly’ into a money-making business by building a ski run.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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Sparkplug of the Hornets (1953)

Peewee Carson has what it takes, and in Indiana, any high school basketball team can make it to the state championship.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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Sparkplug of the Hornets (2006)

Peewee Carson has what it takes, and in Indiana, any high school basketball team can make it to the state championship.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Sibley

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Stranger on Big Hickory (1964)

Skip Rollins decides to join 4-H and pursue his hobby of wildlife photography.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Lambo

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Stranger on Big Hickory (2005)

Skip Rollins decides to join 4-H and pursue his hobby of wildlife photography.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Lambo

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T-Model Tommy (1938)

Tommy Ballard has his way to make in the Depression, but with the help of his rugged Model-T, he’s well on his way.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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T-Model Tommy (2000)

Tommy Ballard has his way to make in the Depression, but with the help of his sturdy Model-T, he’s well on his way.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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T-Model Tommy: Study Edition (1940)

This special school edition of the adventures of Tommy Ballard and his trucking company has study questions and a glossary.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Topsail Island Treasure (1966)

Don Douglas lives with his parents on Topsail Island, a state park where his father is superintendent. Visitors like to look for Captain Kidd’s treasure, but Don knows he has already found the Topsail Island treasure.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Marbury Brown

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Topsail Island Treasure (2005)

Don Douglas lives with his parents on Topsail Island, a state park where his father is superintendent. Visitors like to look for Captain Kidd’s treasure, but Don knows he has already found the Topsail Island treasure.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Marbury Brown

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Trap-Lines North (1936)

Based on the true adventures of Jim Vanderbeck this book tells the story of his winter on the trapline.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Jim Vanderbeck
Illustrator(s): Enos Comstock

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Trap-Lines North (1965)

Based on the true adventures of Jim Vanderbeck this book tells the story of his winter on the trapline.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Enos Comstock

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The Voyage of the Javelin (1959)

In 1854 Bob Wingate signs on as ship’s boy on the extreme clipper Javelin for a voyage to San Francisco ’round the Horn, then on to China and the annual tea race to London Docks.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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The Voyage of the Javelin (2006)

In 1854 Bob Wingate signs on as ship’s boy on the extreme clipper Javelin for a voyage to San Francisco ’round the Horn, then on to China and the annual tea race to London Docks.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Whaler ’Round the Horn (1950)

Rodney Glenn hitches a ride to New Bedford to sign on with a whalerman and is off for the south seas and a rendezvous with a certain white whale.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Whaler ’Round the Horn (1965)

Rodney Glenn hitches a ride to New Bedford to sign on with a whalerman and sets out for the south seas and a rendezvous with a certain white whale.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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Who Rides in the Dark? (1937)

Daniel Drew is heading west to seek his fortune when he gets caught up in the search for a gang of highway men.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): James MacDonald

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Who Rides in the Dark? (2006)

Daniel Drew is heading west to seek his fortune when he gets caught up in the search for a gang of highway men.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): James MacDonald

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Wild Pony Island (1959)

When Rick Landon comes to the attention of the law. his mother decides to move the family back to her home town - Ocracoke Island.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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Wild Pony Island (2005)

When Rick Landon comes to the attention of the law. his mother decides to move the family back to her home town - Ocracoke Island.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Charles Beck

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The Will to Win (1936)

A collection of short stories by a master, many of which have to do with high school sports.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John Gincano

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The Will to Win (2005)

A collection of short stories by a master, many of which deal with high school sports.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John Gincano

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Yankee Yarns: Stories from the Northeastern States (1944)

A collection of short stories set in the northeast states. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright and ‘Ice on Horse-Killer’ by Stephen W. Meader.

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Alice Dalgliesh
Elizabeth Enright
Stephen W. Meader
Cornelia Meigs
Mabel L. Robinson
Ruth Sawyer
Kate Seredy
Et al
Illustrator(s): Nedda Walker

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