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Edward Stratemeyer

book packager, publisher and writer

Edward L. Stratemeyer (October 4, 1862 — May 10, 1930) was an American publisher and a writer of children's stories. He was very prolific and created several children's series including The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew. He founded the Stratemeyer Syndicate.

Edward L. Stratemeyer
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Born(1862-10-04)October 4, 1862
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
DiedMay 10, 1930(1930-05-10) (aged 67)
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery
Hillside, New Jersey, United States
40°41′33″N 74°12′40″W / 40.6925°N 74.211°W / 40.6925; -74.211
Pen nameVictor Appleton, Ralph Bonehill, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene, Roy Rockwood and Arthur M. Winfield
OccupationPublisher and writer
NationalityAmerican
GenreChildren's fiction
Notable worksCreator of the book series:
 • The Bobbsey Twins
 • Bomba, the Jungle Boy
 • The Colonial Series
 • The Dana Girls
 • Dave Dashaway
 • Don Sturdy
 • The Hardy Boys
 • Jack Ranger
 • Nancy Drew
 • The Rover Boys
 • Tom Swift