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Random House published these young adult adaptations of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1993.

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The Mummy's Curse
Author: Megan Stine & H. William Stine
Published: 1992

1908: Who dares disturb the peace of the mummy? Young Indiana Jones, that's who! He's been to the pyramids, he's traveled up the Nile to the Valley of the Kings, and now he's ready to enter a newly found tomb. But what about the curse over the tomb door? It promises fiery death to intruders! Indy survives, but the night guard isn't so lucky. His scorched body is discovered the next morning. Did the angry mummy exact its revenge? Or did someone alive and well have a motive for murder? Indy's determined to find out!

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Field of Death
Author: Les Martin
Published: 1992
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1916: Young Indiana Jones will do anything to be where the action is! A new name, a new birth date, a new identity get him to France and right into the thick of World War I. As Corporal Henri Defense, a Belgian courier, Indy carries messages between two different wars: The safe war at staff headquarters, where generals plan battles on the maps. And the real war in the trenches of Verdun, where soldiers die in appalling numbers. Indy is horrified by what he sees. And he's desperate when he learns his wounded buddy, Remy, is being sent back to the trenches. How can he save Remy from certain death?

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Safari Sleuth
Author: A. L. Singer
Published: 1992

1909: Indy stalks adventure! Camping out in a tent in the African bush, being taught to shoot by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt, escaping a hungry lion, and eating fried wildebeest...What ten-year-old boy could ask for more? Young Indiana Jones could! Sure, he's having a great time, but when he hears about the fringe-eared oryx——a rare breed of antelope that Roosevelt just can't seem to find——he's determinded to track it down! What Indy doesn't bargain for is the mystery surrounding the oryx, the danger involved in finding it, or just how far his search will take him....

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The Secret Peace
Author: William McCay
Published: 1992

1917: One tough job! Wanted: Spy to cross enemy lines, escort two princes in disguise to Austrian emperor in Vienna. Object: Obtain secret letter for French Prime Minister. Goal: Early end to World War I. Obstacles: Reckless traveling companions, enemy spies, secret police, ruthless kidnappers, etc. Requirements: Speak French and German. Work and play well with others. Must be cunning, fast on feet, good driver. Strong nerves a definite plus. Only one person can do this job: Young Indiana Jones!

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Trek of Doom
Author: Les Martin
Published: 1992
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1916: Indy battles an invisible foe! The chance to drive the Germans out of Africa sounds like a dream to Young Indiana Jones and his pal, Remy. Not only are they leaving the nightmare of the war in Europe, but they're suddenly officers. Their luck seems too good to be true...And it is! Major Boucher, their commanding officer, is a stickler for discipline. And he can't stand Indy. But when Indy's company goes on an expedition across the continent, the major is only part of the problem. Indy discovers a killer much more powerful than German gunfire. One by one the killer picks off its victims: black, white; officer, soldier; young, old. It takes many forms, but it adds up to one thing...disease! Maybe Indy can survive Major Boucher, but what about the unseen killer?

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Revolution!
Author: Gavin Scott
Published: 1992
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1917: A good spy and a good friend— can Indy be both? Young Indiana Jones is in Russia, where there's just been a revolution! The Russian people knocked the Czar off his throne. But now the Communists are threatening to take over. Will there be another revolution? When? The French embassy has spies all over the place trying to find out. Indy's stuck in the embassy basement decoding their reports, but he's dying to be an agent himself. He'll do anything to see action! His best chance is to pump his young Communist friends. Can Indy trick them into spilling the date of the uprising? Then he'll get the job he wants. He'll be a real spy! Maybe he can pull it off—but is he willing to betray his friends?

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Race to Danger
Author: Stephanie Calmenson
Published: 1993

1916: Is Indy on a collision course? War is raging in Europe. Some Americans are worried, but in New Jersey, Young Indiana Jones's main concern is getting his date, Nancy, to the high school dance in style. Her dad says Indy can drive his snazzy foreign car. That is, if some genius can fix it! The quest for help leads Indy and Nancy to Thomas Edison's laboratories — just as a daring crime occurs. Intruders make off with Edison's top-secret plans for war machines and for his pet project — an electric car battery. And that's not all! They've got his ace scientist as well. The crooks steer the police down a dead-end street, but Nancy and Indy aren't fooled. Still...their schemes to track down the bad guys could backfire.

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Prisoner of War
Author: Les Martin
Published: 1993

1916: he Germans have Indy right where they want him— locked up! It's World War I. Indy's been captured and marched off to a grim prison camp. He isn't behind the barbed wire long before he's caught trying to tunnel out. The Germans send him to their most dreaded prison of all—Dusterstadt. The ancient stone fortress is an island towering above the swirling waters of the Danube River. no one has ever escaped—and lived! Indy's fellow prisoner is Captain Charles de Gaulle, a born leader and brilliant strategist. Together they hatch a daring plan. Will it bring freedom...or death?

Fantail Books published four adaptations of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series in the United Kingdom.

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The River of Death
Author: Nigel Robinson
Published: 1993

East Africa, 1916. Young Indiana Jones transfers from the front at Verdun to fight with the Belgians in Africa. The Great War has spread, bringing with it the chaos and fear that rack Europe. But the German army has the upper hand and the Belgians desperatly need new artillery to stave off defeat. So Indy is despatched on a dangerous journey to obtain new supplies. He treks across arid plains, hacks through dense jungles and sails down disease-ridden rivers. For Indiana, however, this mission of war takes on a new meaning whe he meets a man of peace.

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The Day of Destiny
Author: Nigel Robinson
Published: 1993

Verdun, 1916. Young Indiana Jones enlists as a courier in the Belgian Army. He witnesses at first-hand the many horrors of modern warfare: the bravery and the squalid trenches on the infantry men, the outdated tactics and the rich lifestyle of the officers. When Indy has to carry orders which will certainly mean many unnecessary deaths, he is faced with a stark choice. Does he disobey an order and face the consequences? Or does he deliver the order and watch his comrades die? For Indy, this is his Day of Destiny.

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The Secret Treaty
Author: Nigel Robinson
Published: 1993

Vienna, 1917. A city of history, culture and treachery. Despatched by the French Secret Service to Austria, Young Indiana Jones has a seemingly impossible mission — to end World War One. As battles rage on the Western Front, Indy now becomes involved in a secret war for peace, but his new task has many dangers. There are those who would prefer the war to continue, not least German Intelligence, who will stop at nothing to prevent Indy from delivering his letter of hope.

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The Rule of Russia
Authors: Nigel Robinson
Published: 1993

Russia, 1917. It's summer and revolution is in the air. After years of tyrannical rule, the Tsar has been overthrown. But who will control the chaos now the old order is gone? Young Indiana Jones is sent to Petrograd to find out. As an 'adviser' to the French Embassy, it is Indy's duty to keep his commanders informed of all Bolshevik activities. However, as a good companion of leading communists, Sergei and Irena, Indy's friendship should prevail — but will it, when put to the test?

Ballantine planned a series of novels based on the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series but released only one.

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The Mata Hari Affair
Author: James Luceno
Published: July 1992

1916: Ever in pursuit of knowledge, Indiana Jones made his mark through his daring and dangerous quests. But before Indy became an adult, he was a youth whose early escapades were every bit as intriguing as his later, legendary exploits. Revealed for the first time, here are the chronicles of Young Indiana Jones, a hero at any age... During World War I, the beautiful temptress Mata Hari was a dancer whose revealing costumes shocked all of Paris. When Indy met her on leave from his perilous frontline duties as a battlefield messenger, their attraction was instant. But Indy was to discover that Mata Hari hid a far darker self. This extraordinary woman was very possibly a German spy on a heartless mission to win the war for her country, at whatever cost to the Allies. Caught between passion and honor, young Indy would be forced to choose sides in a battle he could easily lose...

Golden Books published two books based on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series for different reading levels.

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The Mummy's Curse
Author: Parker Smith
Art: Isidre Mones
Published: 1992

In Egypt in 1908, nine-year-old Indiana Jones meets Lawrence of Arabia and encounters a mystery involving a mummy's curse and a murdered guard at an archeological dig.

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Safari in Africa
Author: Sally Bell
Published: March 1, 1993

While visiting President Theodore Roosevelt's safari camp in British East Africa in 1909, Indy helps track down an oryx that has mysteriously disappeared. This is a work of fiction. While Young Indiana Jones is portrayed as taking part in historical events and meeting real figures from history, many of the characters in the book as well as the situations and scenes described are inventions of the author's chronology and historical facts are for dramatic effect.

 

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