The Lure of the Italian Treasure

Hardy Boys

Book 157
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Ages 9-12
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Frank and Joe are spending the summer on an archaeological dig on an Italian count’s property, and they get to stay in the count’s villa—along with Francesca, his attractive teenage daughter. But no sooner does Joe unearth a fabulous cache of jewelry than it vanishes…
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Franklin W. Dixon is the author of the ever-popular Hardy Boys books.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jul 30, 2013
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781442498914
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
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