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Bell, William Dixon

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1865-1951) US author of Young Adult adventure novels, including The Lost Aviators: A Story of Adventure (1924), a Lost Race tale in which a young aviator (see Airplane Boys) discovers a Mayan civilization in Honduras; The Moon Colony (1937), in which the protagonists, adventurously travelling to the Moon, find there a Planetary Romance-style colony, complete with giant grasshoppers which can be ridden like horses; The Sacred Scimiter (1938), a fantasy set in Arabia; and The Secret of Tibet (1938), which is also a Lost Race tale featuring Airplane Boys. [JC]

William Dixon Bell

born Texas: 10 May 1865

died Los Angeles, California: 8 December 1951

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