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Percy Keese Fitzhugh


(1876 - 1950)

Percy Keese Fitzhugh

Percy Keese Fitzhugh was an American author of nearly 100 books for children and young adults. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He married Harriet (Hatti) Lloyd LePorte on July 13, 1900 in Kingston, Massachusetts.

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Roy Blakeley’s Silver Fox Patrol (1920)

Roy, Pee-wee and the rest of the gang find a treasure map in an old railroad car and are off on a treasure hunt. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Illustrator(s): Thomas Clarity
Howard L. Hastings

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Tom Slade Boy Scout (1915)

Tom is a sixteen-year-old street tough, left to fend for himself by his worthless father, Bill Slade, after wealthy landowner John Temple evicts them. Tom scorns the Boy Scout movement, as does Temple and his effeminate son Wilfred. Because of his interest in Temple’s daughter Mary, Tom gets a job and joins the Scouts after seeing that they are as strong and tough as he.

Author(s): Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Illustrator(s): Photographs

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