Edward Stratemeyer

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Edward L. Stratemeyer

Unknown date.
Born October 4, 1862(1862-10-04)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died May 10, 1930(1930-05-10) (aged 67)
Resting place Evergreen 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 name Victor Appleton, Ralph Bonehill, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene, Roy Rockwood and Arthur M. Winfield
Occupation Publisher and writer
Nationality American
Genres Children's fiction
Notable work(s) Creator 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

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.