the series books of leo edwards
Andy Blake, Poppy Ott, Jerry Todd, Trigger Berg & Tuffy Bean

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Edward Edson Lee (September 2, 1884 in Meriden, Illinois September 28, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois), who wrote under the pen name of Leo Edwards, was a popular children's literature author in the 1920s and 1930s.

Lee had a difficult childhood, dropping out of school to go to work in his early teens. He got his start as a writer writing serialized stories, most notably in American Boy magazine. His first book, Andy Blake in Advertising, was published in 1922 (reprinted in 1928 as the first volume in the Andy Blake series).

He wrote five series of books: the Jerry Todd series of sixteen books; the Poppy Ott series of eleven books; the Trigger Berg series of four books; the Andy Blake series of four books; and the Tuffy Bean series of four books. All of the series were interrelated in some way; the Todd and Ott stories took place in the town of Tutter, Illinois, a fictional town modeled on the town of Utica, which Lee experienced in his childhood. The supporting characters in the Todd and Ott books "Red" Meyers, "Scoop" Ellery, and "Peg" Shaw were real boys that Lee befriended around the time he began writing the stories while living in Shelby, Ohio.

Edward Edson Lee is buried in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Andy Blake Cover Art Andy Blake
1: Andy Blake - 1928
Note: Initially published in book form by Appleton in 1922 as "Andy Blake In Advertising"
2: Andy Blake And His Comet Coaster - 1928
3: Andy Blake's Secret Service - 1929
4: Andy Blake And The Pot of Gold - 1930
5: Andy Blake, Boy Builder - Never Published

Art: Bert Salg
Published by Grosset & Dunlap

Jerry Todd Cover Art Jerry Todd
1: Jerry Todd And The Whispering Mummy - 1923
2: Jerry Todd And The Rose-Colored Cat - 1924
3: Jerry Todd And The Oak Island Treasure - 1925
5: Jerry Todd And The Talking Frog - 1925
6: Jerry Todd And The Purring Egg - 1925
7: Jerry Todd In The Whispering Cave - 1927
8: Jerry Todd, Pirate - 1928
9: Jerry Todd And The Bob-Tailed Elephant - 1929
10: Jerry Todd, Editor-In-Grief - 1930
11: Jerry Todd, Caveman - 1932
12: Jerry Todd And The Flying Flapdoodle - 1934
13: Jerry Todd And The Buffalo Bill Bathtub - 1936
14: Jerry Todd's Up-The-Ladder Club - 1937
15: Jerry Todd's Poodle Parlor - 1938
16: Jerry Todd And The Cuckoo Camp - 1938
17: Jerry Todd, Detective - Never Published

Art: Bert Salg (1-13), Mytle Sheldon (14-15), Herman Bachrach (16)
Published by Grosset & Dunlap

Poppy Ott Cover Art Poppy Ott
1: Poppy Ott And The Stuttering Parrot - 1926
2: Poppy Ott's Seven-League Stilts - 1926
3: Poppy Ott And The Galloping Snail - 1927
4: Poppy Ott's Pedigreed Pickles - 1927
5: Poppy Ott And The Freckled Goldfish - 1928
6: Poppy Ott And The Tittering Totem - 1929
7: Poppy Ott And The Prancing Pancake - 1930
8: Poppy Ott Hits The Trail - 1933
9: Poppy Ott & Co., Inferior Decorators - 1937
10: The Monkey's Paw - 1938
11: The Hidden Dwarf - 1939
Note: Volumes 9 & 10 were released as "The Poppy Ott Detective Stories"

Art: Bert Salg (1-8), Mytle Sheldon (9), unknown (10-11)
Published by Grosset & Dunlap

Trigger Berg Cover Art Trigger Berg
1: Trigger Berg And The Treasure Tree - 1930
2: Trigger Berg And His 700 Mouse Traps - 1930
3: Trigger Berg And The Sacred Pig - 1931
4: Trigger Berg And The Cockeyed Ghost - 1933

Art: Bert Salg
Published by Grosset & Dunlap

Tuffy Bean Cover Art Tuffy Bean
1: Tuffy Bean's Puppy Days - 1931
2: Tuffy Bean's One-Ring Circus - 1931
3: Tuffy Bean At Funny Bone Farm - 1931
4: Tuffy Bean And The Lost Fortune - 1932
5: Tuffy Bean's Hunting Days - Never Published

Art: Bert Salg
Published by Grosset & Dunlap