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Original Young Indy Novels

 

Random House gathered popular young adult authors like William McCay, Les Martin, Megan & H. William Stine, and J. N. Fox to write Young Indiana Jones adventures. Several of the 16 novels published by Random House have been translated to Dutch, Spanish, French and some other languages. Random House also published a Stepping Stone book with the name Indiana Jones and the Ring of Power.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Plantation Treasure

Author: William McCay
Published: 1990
French and Japanese covers

April 1913: Ticket to treasure—and trouble! Lizzie Ravenall is desperate. She's got to trace the treasure that vanished from her family's Carolina plantation just before the Civil War. Could it be hidden somewhere on the Underground Railroad, the old escape route used by slaves? Lizzie must begin her search—but she's not alone! Vicious, money-hungry villains are in hot pursuit. Who can she turn to? Indiana Jones—eager young adventurer—at her service!

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Tomb of Terror

Author: Les Martin
Published: 1990
French and Japanese covers

June 1913: In one of his first meetings with Marcus Brody, Indy helps him in his hunt for archaeological artifacts in Egypt. Together, they discover a valuable ring that may be from the not-yet-officially-discovered tomb of King Tutankhamen. They also cross swords with German spies and narrowly escape the last major outbreak of the bubonic plague. And that all with his new friend, the young boy Sallah.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Circle of Death

Author: William McCay
Published: 1990
French and Japanese covers

December 1913: Indy and a boarding school pal, Herman Mueller, aid Herman's father on a research trip to Stonehenge. They soon discover that someone is trying to sabotage the dig as they are confronted by a magic wielding German spy. Indy and Herman barely escape injury with some questionable help from the ancient stones themselves and the power of the rising sun focused through the saboteur's magic crown.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Secret City

Author: Les Martin
Published: 1990
French and Japanese covers

June 1914: Immediately after his French escapade, Indy is dragged to Constantinople as his father pursues the Holy Grail. Luckily, also joining him is Herman Mueller and together they investigate the trail of a knife believed to be linked to the legend of Cain and Abel (Cain and Abel where sons of Adam and Eve; Cain slew Abel out of jealously). Their adventure is cut somewhat short when Indy's father hears of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and leaves Turkey.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Princess of Peril

Author: Les Martin
Published: 1991
French and Japanese covers

June 1913: Young Indiana Jones his summer of 1913 ends with a brief jaunt to Russia and a meeting with the hereditary Georgian princess, Tamar. Afterwards he rejoins his father in Armenia who is on a side trip studying the Crusades. Indy's new friend with royal blood is involved in a revolutionary plot. The Russian secret police are after her—and they aren't the only ones! Once they pair up, terror's on their trail, from the golden palaces of St. Petersburg to the distant oil fields of Baku. And Baku could be their last stop...forever!

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Gypsy Revenge

Author: Les Martin
Published: 1991
French and Japanese covers

May 1914: Indy's school in Utah burns down, ending the year early. Making sure that Indy doesn't lose out in his studies, his father sends him off with a graduate assistant to southern France. The goal of their trip is to find a letter from King Louis IX, send before the king's second crusade. Instead they find a jewel-encrusted crown swiped from Louis by gypsies.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Ghostly Riders

Author: William McCay
Published: 1991
French and Japanese covers

October 1913: Young Indy is in a boarding school in England while his father lectures at Cambridge University. This does nothing to slow down Indy's adventures, however. Between a corrupt mine owner, a ring that may have belonged to the court of King Arthur and the mystique of Samhaim (All Hallow's Eve), Indy has little trouble filling time between classes. Before Indy knows it, he's running for his life, and straight into more trouble: a band of ghostly riders!

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Curse of the Ruby Cross

Author: William McCay
Published: 1991
French and Japanese covers

March 1914: Young Indy discovers the power of an Italian curse placed upon a cross made from the sword hilt of a Norman warrior. He helps an old friend (Lizzie Ravenall, who was involved in his Underground Railroad adventure) locate the cross while an a break in New York City. Indy meets a guy named Roberto at a street brawl, saves him from a fire, saves him on the subway, saves Roberto from a deadly curse, and loses Roberto.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Titanic Adventure

Author: Les Martin
Published: 1993
French cover

April 1912: he biggest, grandest ship in the world—and it's unsinkable! Indy's impressed. The Titanic, a fabulous new ocean liner, has everything—swimming pools, Turkish baths, French cafes. Everything, that is, but enough lifeboats for all the passengers. Indy's got his hands full. First, he has to keep an eye on his former tutor, Miss Seymour. She's inherited a fortune, and Indy suspects the retired colonel who's courting her is a shark. Indy's also promised to help hide a beautiful Irish stowaway. But what's worse, he's overheard a mysterious conversation in German about blowing up the ship. Luckily, there's a man of authority on board Indy can trust. Or can he?

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Lost Gold of Durango

Author: Megan Stine, H. William Stine
Published: 1993
French cover

July 1912: There's gold in them thar hills! Actually, the gold is stashed in the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, Colorado. It's bank loot from Durango, swiped by the notorious Butler Brothers. They went to jail years ago. The gold's just waiting to be found. And young Indiana Jones can't wait to find it! The search ought to be a cinch. After all, Indy's teamed up with his Pueblo friend Jay, who's got inside information. But Indy has no idea how many varmints lurk in Mesa Verde...rattlesnakes, a gun-waving oldtimer, and the Butler Brothers themselves. Get ready, Indy, for the showdown of your life!

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Face of the Dragon

Author: William McCay
Published: 1994
Cover: Vince Natale
French cover

October 1914: When the Joneses leave Honolulu, they encounter troubles as their steamer is intercepted by a Japanese naval vessel. Young Indy discovers soon after that someone has smuggled a golden Chinese dragon statuette in his luggage, which he hides from the Japanese inspectors. Once they reach the mainland, the statuette becomes object of a desperate hunt by Chinese, Japanese and German factions.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Journey to the Underworld

Authors: Megan Stine, H. William Stine
Published: 1994
Cover: Peter Peebles
French cover

January 1914: "Don't look back when you leave!" That's what master thief Markos Kourou tells Young Indy when he releases the boy from his island hideaway. And Indy knows he should obey. Didn't the ancient Greek hero Orpheus get into big trouble when he disobeyed the same order from Pluto, the ruler of the underworld? But Kourou is no Greek god. And he's definitely not to be trusted—not after swiping a famous golden bowl in broad daylight and kidnapping a beautiful maiden to boot. Still, Indy's visit to Greece has been a near replay of the tragic Orpheus legend. Does Indy dare ignore its lesson. Should he look back anyway?

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Mountain of Fire

Author: William McCay
Published: 1994
Cover: Vince Natale
French cover

October 1914: Trouble in paradise! It's 1914, and Indy's marooned in Hawaii, far from the war in Europe. But even in these peaceful tropical islands, there are signs that something more than sunbathing and surfing is going on! First, there's the mysterious appearance of Pele, the ancient volcano-dwelling goddess of fire. Next, there are the devious German spies roaming the shores. And then, there's Indy, determined as always to be in on the action. But when he and his friend Lizzie uncover a perilous plot to destroy British shipping in the Pacific, they find themselves headed toward the gaping crater of a deadly volcano! Indy and Lizzie need a miracle to save them. In desperation, they turn to Pele—but will the ancient goddess answer their call?

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Pirates' Loot

Author: J. N. Fox
Published: 1994
Cover: Vince Natale
French cover

June 1912: Indy can hardly believe his eyes. Can a young girl's ghost really be asking him for help? Or is it just a trick of the Maine fog? Ghost or no ghost, Indy's determined to find out why Ezra Chase, an eccentric man who claimed to have a map to hidden pirate treasure, mysteriously disappeared years ago. But uncovering the truth won't be easy—even for young Indiana Jones! The entire town is searching for the lost loot. Will Indy be able to help the ghost find her father and bag the booty—or will somebody beat them to it? It's a dangerous, all-out treasure hunt in New England!

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Eye of the Tiger

Author: William McCay
Published: 1995
Cover: Stephen Gardner
French cover

December 1914: Indy and his father travel to India where he meets and befriends Prince Kasim. The royal guard tells Indy and Kasim not to touch the ancient tiger's-eye amulet, but Kasim refuses to listen and begins wearing it around his neck. When a tiger is seen stalking the area, Indy notices that Kasim has mysteriously disappeared. He begins to wonder if his friend could have changed into the dreaded legendary beast - the weretiger. Indy sets out to find the answer and save his friend from the curse of the amulet.

Hachette Livre is a French publishing house. In the late 1990s, it released French-language versions of the Random House Young Indy novels, along with original French-language titles, all under its Bibliotheque Verte banner.

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Phantom of the Klondike

(Indiana Jones Jr et le Fantôme du Klondike)
Author: Jérôme Jacobs
Published: August 1997
Cover: Érik Juszezak

July 1912: Fifteen years after the gold rush, Indy launches out to conquer the Far North, in search of a lost treasure. Along the way, he meets celebrated writer Jack London, a gold digger stiff with cold and fear, an irascible manitou and... a starving bear! Will the young adventurer survive the expedition full of dangers?

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Radioactive Flask

(Indiana Jones Jr et l'Ampoule Radioactive)
Author: Richard Beugné
Published: 1997
Cover: Érik Juszezak

November 1912: A flask of radium has just been stolen from the Institute of Marie Curie! Could there be any connection with the strange message that Indiana Jones discovered in the Parisian underground? Everything indicates so. It all began with the threatening presence of a man wearing yellow shoes who disappeared into the darkness of those never-ending corridors...

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Violin of the Metropolitan

(Indiana Jones Jr et le Violon du Metropolitan)
Author: Jérôme Jacobs
Published: 1997
Cover: Érik Juszezak

September 1913: School is starting, but Indiana will not go to class. An enthralling adventure awaits! From the Metropolitan Museum of New York to Niagara Falls, there is only one step! The more so as a Stradivarius, a violin of great value, attracts the interest of dangerous individuals. In the turbid waters of the Italian Mafia, Indy and his friends will have to learn how to swim...

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Holy Meteorite

(Indiana Jones Jr et la Météorite Sacrée)
Author: Richard Beugné
Published: 1997
Cover: Érik Juszezak

March 1913: To appease the spirits of the ice, Indiana must carry the black stone to the holy mountain... A heavy responsibility, especially since a hunter of blue foxes is ready to do anything to steal the precious meteorite from him! Between glaciers and frozen cascades, Indy will encounter the white hell...

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Bermuda Triangle

(Indiana Jones Jr et le Triangle des Bermudes)
Author: Jérôme Jacobs
Published: 1997
Cover: Érik Juszezak

September 1913: The first crossing of the Florida straits in a seaplane! Indy will never let such a chance pass him by. Although his father, Professor Jones, opposes such a madness, the young adventurer accepts the proposal of Woodrow Smith, set on the flight. In the early morning, the plane takes off without problems. But above the Bermuda Triangle, the aircraft disappears in the fog...

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Child Lama

(Indiana Jones Jr et l'Enfant Lama)
Author: Richard Beugné
Published: 1998
Cover: Érik Juszezak

August 1913: In the monastery of Tsadong, an atmosphere of tension and distress reigns: Dentsen, the child Lama, has been removed and sequestered. To free his new friend, Indiana, mindless of the danger, will face those who the Buddhist monks call the harmful demons...

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Young Indiana Jones and the
Specter of Venice

(Indiana Jones Jr et le Spectre de Venise)
Author: Jérôme Jacobs
Published: 1998
Cover: Érik Juszezak

January 1915: Venice is threatened! Not by water, as one might believe, but by a dangerous character whose sole intent is to dominate the world. His primary objective: to set off bombs at different places around the city. In a maze of lanes, from the Rialto bridge to the Venice theater, Indy must do his best to stop this fatal madness...

 

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