Thursday, August 13, 2009

Girl Sleuth

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was a little heavy - it covered a lot of history. It was interesting, but I struggled to keep my attention on it. It read more like a text book than a memoir (which I was expecting). It has, however, made me interested in reading the Nancy Drew books again. I loved them as a young girl and teenager (my copies were the 60's version) but vaguely remember individual books.

Pub. Date: September 2006

Synopsis: This volume reveals that the many mysteries solved by Nancy Drew, the brainchild of children story mogul Edward Stratemeyer, were written by two women who published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Working from correspondence, articles, and other archival materials, Rehak recreates the lives and careers of Stratemeyer, his daughter Harriet, and writer Mildred Wirt Benson, in an engaging book that grown Nancy Drew fans will enjoy.

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