Roger Garis

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Roger Garis
Born(1901-09-10)September 10, 1901
Newark, New Jersey , U.S.
DiedSeptember 30, 1967(1967-09-30) (aged 66)
EducationPrinceton University, Columbia University
GenreChildren's literature
Notable worksThe Outboard Boys series
ChildrenLeslie Garis

Roger Carroll Garis ((1901-09-10)September 10, 1901 – (1967-09-30)September 30, 1967) was an American writer. He wrote for magazines and also writer The Outboard Boys series of books. In addition to his writing of books for children and adults, he contributed to the Waterbury, Connecticut Republican and wrote for the stage and for television.


His father, Howard R. Garis, and his mother, Lilian Garis, were very popular authors in their day, writing hundreds of books under their own names, as well as pseudonyms.

Garis was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Princeton University and Columbia University, but received his law degree from New Jersey Law School. Garis also wrote several books under pseudonyms for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, as did his parents.

Garis' sister, Cleo F., also wrote a three-book series concurrently with his Outboard Boys series.

Roger Garis' daughter, Leslie Garis, wrote a memoir of the family, The House of Happy Endings (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007).



  • The Outboard Boys At Mystery Island [f|1933]
  • The Outboard Boys At Shadow Lake [f|1933]
  • The Outboard Boys At Pirate Beach [f|1933]
  • The Outboard Boys At Shark River [f|1934]
  • Amusement Park (D. Appleton-Century, New York/London) [f|1934]
  • Never Take Candy From A Stranger [f|1961]
  • My Father Was Uncle Wiggily 1966


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