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Girl Sleuth

Girl Sleuth

Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

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Published by Harcourt, Inc. .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7917100M
ISBN 100739467190
ISBN 109780739467190

PRAISE FOR GIRL SLEUTH "[An] absorbing and delightful book."--The Wall Street Journal "Girl Sleuth is an enjoyable, thorough piece of detective would earn a nod of approval from Nancy Drew herself."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). At least one fan took matters a step farther. In Becoming Nancy Drew, artist Laurie Long physically transformed herself into the girl sleuth. She dyed her hair Nancy’s titian blonde, and for two years lived and worked as the girl detective, recreating scenes from the Nancy Drew novels, and writing a book in the process. For any writer, the risk of releasing a story means the .

  Read "Girl Sleuth Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her" by Melanie Rehak available from Rakuten Kobo. The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is “a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing” (The Seattl /5(7).   So, I was delighted when at a public library book sale I came across a “used” brand new copy of Girl Sleuth, Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak. Here was the story of Nancy’s origins, the brainchild of Edward Stratemeyer () who developed and ran a syndicate of writers of children’s fiction.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(3). "It's truly fun to see behind the scenes of the girl sleuth's creation." —Publishers Weekly "As much a social history of the times as a book about the popular series Those who followed the many adventures of Nancy Drew and her friends will be fascinated with the behind-the-scenes stories of just who Carolyn Keene really was.".


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A plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women’s libbers) to enter the pantheon of American by:   Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak is a must-read for anyone who is or has been an ardent fan of Nancy Drew, original or revised.

It clears up the mystery of her authorship, the identity of pseudonym Carolyn Keene, the wide appeal of Nancy, and the differences between her old and new versions and when exactly /5.

"GIRL SLEUTH is meticulously researched, elegantly written, and riveting. Melanie Rehak juxtaposes teen sleuth Nancy Drew's omnipotence with the all-too-real struggles of her creators." --Susan Kandel, author of NOT A GIRL DETECTIVE * When Nancy Drew was introduced she wore cloche Girl Sleuth book and gloves whenever she was out in public/5().

Girl Sleuth by Melanie Rehak aims to finally shed light on the enigma that is Nancy Drew—from the character’s origins to her massive popularity. Though the amateur detective is instantly recognizable, the true story of her creation has long been shrouded in mystery thanks to the efforts of Stratemeyer Syndicate—the publishing company that originally owned the rights to.

The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures inside a bedspread cave with a flashlight, a handful of snitched cookies, and a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then Girl Sleuth book the next express to the big this long-out-of-print work, which was first/5.

Girl Sleuth is an enjoyable, thorough piece of detective work." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) "A proper sleuth for grown-up girls. Prose [that is] steely, lovely, and precise." —The Atlantic Monthly.

From the Publisher "Rehak chronicles a character who influenced at least two generations of women in a highly readable, exhaustive book."/5(14). The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures inside a bedspread cave with a flashlight, a handful of snitched cookies, and a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then catch the next express to the big city.

In this long-out-of-print work, which was first published in 4/5(1). Girl Sleuth is an enjoyable anecdote-packed read, as it tracks the myriad reinventions of a fictional character influenced by changing times, mores and tastes. (Rehak's complex discussion of the Drew character as intertwined with the rise of the American women's movement is informative, though perhaps better left to a separate book.).

GIRL SLEUTH. Nancy Drew and the Women. Who Created Her. By Melanie Rehak. Illustrated. Harcourt. $ Melanie Rehak's amiable and thorough new book begins and ends with appeals to the : Kate Aurthur.

The information about Girl Sleuth shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and. Excerpt: 'Girl Sleuth' "I was never into Nancy Drew, no way, but after seeing my friends react to its cover alone, I see the huge niche for this book," writes senior correspondent Ketzel Levine in.

Girl Sleuth is that rarity: a scholarly and informative book that is also delightfully entertaining. While the story of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams and her publishing syndicate that produced one of the most beloved characters in American young-adult literature, amateur detective Nancy Drew, has been told before, surely it can never have been recounted in such Cited by:   “It’s truly fun to see behind the scenes of the girl sleuth’s creation.” —Publishers Weekly “As much a social history of the times as a book about the popular series Those who followed the many adventures of Nancy Drew and her friends will be fascinated with the behind-the-scenes stories of just who Carolyn Keene really was.”3/5(2).

The definition of girls’ series books by Nancy Drew scholar Sherrie A. Inness captures the essence of girl sleuth and career girl series books: “Girls’ series typically star a girl, usually but not always a teenager, who, with or without friends, has exciting adventure after exciting adventure in a series of books that focus on her.

Girl Sleuth By Brenda Hillman. A brenda is missing—where is she. Summon the seeds & weeds, the desert whooshes. Phone the finch will parse the secret & read the book report on Nancy Drew: “neat pretty sly cute.” Syllable by syllable & still no brenda. Nancy. puts her hand to her forehead; is the missing.

As a literary biography, Girl Sleuth is necessarily tangled, since the Nancy Drew mysteries, now 75 years old, had numerous parents. But Rehak does a terrific job of bringing to life the writers and editors who constituted Carolyn /5(5). Girl Sleuth - A brenda will parse the secret & read the book report on Nancy Drew: “neat pretty sly cute.” the sea floor approach It takes 30 million years It is the first lover More saints for Augustine's mother A girl in red shorts shakes Kafka's The Trial free of some sand A left margin watches the watcher from Dover.

The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures inside a bedspread cave with a flashlight, a handful of snitched cookies, and a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then catch the next express to the big city.

In this long-out-of-print work, which was first published in. The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures inside a bedspread cave with a flashlight, a handful of snitched cookies, and a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then catch the next express to the big city.

In this long-out-of-print work, which was first published Brand: Bobbie Ann Mason. Not only does the book describe how and why the "girl detective" was created, but goes into the history and growth of children's literature.

Well-researched and fascinating, readers will enjoy seeing Nancy evolve from the 's to the 21st century/5(42). These pages are archives from the old BookSleuth. You can visit the new BookSleuth by using the links on the right side of the page.

BookSleuth Forum. BookSleuth Forum. Soldier with a Tinderbox I'm trying to find a picture book I had in the early 70s.Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: The author of this text examines the girl detective in her various guises through a combination of childhood reminiscences and insights as a fiction writer and observer of American popular culture.will parse the secret & read the book report on Nancy Drew: “neat pretty sly cute.” Syllable by syllable & still no brenda!

Nancy. puts her hand to her forehead; is the missing. girl in the iron bird? is the clue to the girl in the locket?