The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell (1922) is an adventure novel by L.P. Wyman and one of seven books in his vastly underrated—and relatively unknown—Golden Boys series.
Each novel follows the adventures of Bob and Jack Golden, brothers from Maine with curious minds and adventurous hearts. Together, often alongside their trusted friend Rex Dale, the Golden Boys use their problem-solving skills and wilderness experience to overcome danger, discover strange places, and grow into fine young men.
Hard at work in their state-of-the-art laboratory, the Golden Boys invent a powerful electric cell. Realizing it works exceedingly well, they soon turn their thoughts to the annual motorboat race, held on the nearby Hayden Lake, and only days away. Thinking of the glory awaiting them should they win, Jack and Bob Golden devote themselves to attaching their new electric cell to their boat, the Sprite’s, motor. Meanwhile, the Jenkins boys, who hope to take the race for themselves in their boat, the Winner, have been doing their best to spy on the brothers and their invention. As the day of the race finally arrives, the Golden Boys must overcome their nerves, as well as best the Jenkins brothers’ attempts at cheating, in order to claim victory. Although they win, their pride soon disappears—news of the electric cell has spread, and Bob is kidnapped in an attempt to steal the design! The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell is a story of twists and turns with a message of perseverance and a passion for adventure.
L.P. Wyman’s The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell is the work of a talented author. It is a timeless tale inspired by Wyman’s experience as a chemist, and is both easy to read and difficult to put down. Published several years before the debut of The Hardy Boys series, which would dominate young adult fiction for decades to come, The Golden Boys series is long overdue for the attention and appreciation it deserves. Although originally published for an audience of teenage boys, Wyman’s series is perfect for children of all ages and genders, as well as for adults looking to return to the simple, exciting fiction of their youth.
With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of L.P. Wyman’s The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell is a newly unearthed classic of young adult literature reimagined for modern readers.