The Rover Boys in the Mountains
Arthur M. Winfield
The Rover Boys Series for Young Americans was a popular children’s book series of the early 20th century credited to “Arthur M. Winfield”, a pseudonym for Edward Stratemeyer. A total of 30 titles were published between 1899 and 1926 and the books remained in print for years afterward. The Rover Boys were parodied in a 1942 Warner Brothers cartoon as The Dover Boys. The characters from this Rovers parody would go on to appear in an Animaniacs cartoon in the 1990s and in the 1996 film Space Jam. In the 1950s a vocal group named after the Rover Boys had a Top 20 hit single with the school-themed “Graduation Day”. Over a million Rover Boys books were sold and the titles remained in print by Grosset & Dunlap and later Whitman for years after the final title was published.