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The Motor Boys, by Clarence Young
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From the Smithsonian Collection
Part of a series of books aimed at boys. The three protagonists are car and motorcycle crazy, who engage in high jinks, but are, at the same time, moral and obedient to their parents. Their behavior is contrasted with another group of boys who are affluent, but less well behaved.
Physical Description
Date Made:
Auto-related children's book series began to appear in the 1900s. In these moralistic stories, affluent good boys and girls had adventures with their cars.

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