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W. Scott Corbett (b. July 27, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri; d. March 6, 2006 in Providence, Rhode Island) was an American novelist and educator. He wrote a total of 89 books; he began with five adult novels, then began writing books for children, eventually writing sixty-nine such books. His best known book is The Lemonade Trick, a novel for children. One of his books, entitled The Reluctant Landlord (1950), was made into the 1951 film Love Nest. He wrote his first children's book, Susie Sneakers, in 1956.

Corbett received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1934. During World War II he was a member of the 42nd Infantry Division of the United States Army. In this position, he also served as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, the United States's military newspaper in Europe, and also served as the last editor of Yank, the Army Weekly, an Army magazine based in Paris. He was one of the first correspondents to enter the Dachau concentration camp in Germany just before the end of the war.

Corbett moved with his wife to Providence, Rhode Island in 1957, and, in addition to his writing, taught at the Moses Brown School. He died at his home in Providence at the age of ninety-two. He was a member of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. His novel Cutlass Island won the Edgar Allan Poe award in 1962 from the Mystery Writers of America as the best mystery written for children. In 1976, The Home Run Trick won the Mark Twain Award, an honor voted by the schoolchildren of Missouri. Many of Corbett's books were written while at sea, as he and his wife traveled extensively via freighter.
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Total Books: 91
The Lemonade Trick
1999 - The Lemonade Trick (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780785751090
ISBN-10: 0785751092
Genre: Children's Books
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Jokes to Tell Your Worst Enemy
1990 - Jokes to Tell Your Worst Enemy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440841890
ISBN-10: 0440841895
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Disappearing Dog Trick
1989 - The Disappearing Dog Trick (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590428644
ISBN-10: 0590428640
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Lemonade Trick
1988 - The Lemonade Trick (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590321976
ISBN-10: 0590321978
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Mailbox Trick Scott Corbett
1987 - The Mailbox Trick Scott Corbett (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590321969
ISBN-10: 059032196X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Mailbox Trick
1987 - The Mailbox Trick (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590427500
ISBN-10: 0590427504
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Witch Hunt
1985 - Witch Hunt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316157506
ISBN-10: 0316157503
Genre: Children's Books
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Hairy Horror Trick
1985 - Hairy Horror Trick (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590321952
ISBN-10: 0590321951
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Hairy Horror Trick
1985 - The Hairy Horror Trick (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590413251
ISBN-10: 0590413252
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Down with Wimps
1984 - Down with Wimps (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525441083
ISBN-10: 0525441085
Genre: Children's Books
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The Hangman's Ghost Trick
1983 - The Hangman's Ghost Trick (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590401265
ISBN-10: 0590401262
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Disappearing Dog Tricks
1983 - Disappearing Dog Tricks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590409735
ISBN-10: 0590409735
Genre: Children's Books
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The Hangman's Ghost Trick
1983 - The Hangman's Ghost Trick (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590406598
ISBN-10: 0590406590
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Great McGoniggle Rides Shotgun
1980 - Great Mcgoniggle Rides Shotgun (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440433132
ISBN-10: 0440433134
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Jokes to Read in the Dark 2
1980 - Jokes to Read in the Dark 2 [Unicorn Book] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525327967
ISBN-10: 0525327967
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The Discontented Ghost
1978 - The Discontented Ghost (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780525287759
ISBN-10: 0525287752
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3

Here Lies the Body
1978 - Here Lies the Body (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780440434948
ISBN-10: 0440434947
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The big joke game
1977 - The Big Joke Game [Anytime books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780525450139
ISBN-10: 0525450130
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Great McGoniggle's Gray Ghost
1977 - Great Mcgoniggle's Gray Ghost (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440431626
ISBN-10: 044043162X
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Great McGoniggle's Key Play
1977 - Great Mcgoniggle's Key Play (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440431633
ISBN-10: 0440431638
Genre: Children's Books
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Great Custard Pie Panic
1977 - Great Custard Pie Panic (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590030199
ISBN-10: 0590030191
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