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Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her

Author: Melanie Rehak
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1930 a plucky girl detective stepped out of her shiny blue roadster, dressed in a smart tweed suit. Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties, and emerged as beloved by girls today as by their grandmothers. Rehak tells the behind-the-scenes history of Nancy and her groundbreaking creators. Both Nancy and her "author," Carolyn Keene, were invented by Edward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mildred A Wirt; Harriet Stratemeyer Adams; Carolyn Keene; Harriet Stratemeyer Adams; Carolyn Keene; Mildred A Wirt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Rehak
ISBN: 9780151010417 0151010412
OCLC Number: 58830471
Description: xviii, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Stratemeyer clan --
Mildred --
Alma Mater --
Hawkeye days --
Nell Cody, Helen Hale, Diana Dare --
Nancy Drew Land --
Syndicate for sale --
An unfortunate break; or, the Cleveland writer comes into her own --
Motherhood and Nancy Drew --
"They are Nancy" --
The kids are hep --
Nancy in the age of Aquarius --
Becoming the girl detective --
Will the real Carolyn Keene please stand up?
Responsibility: Melanie Rehak.
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In 1930 a plucky girl detective stepped out of her shiny blue roadster, dressed in a smart tweed suit. Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties, and emerged as beloved by girls today as by their grandmothers. Rehak tells the behind-the-scenes history of Nancy and her groundbreaking creators. Both Nancy and her "author," Carolyn Keene, were invented by Edward Stratemeyer, who also created the Bobbsey Twins and the Hardy Boys. But Nancy Drew was brought to life by two remarkable women: original author Mildred Wirt Benson, a convention-flouting Midwestern journalist, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a wife and mother who ran her father's company after he died. Together, Benson and Adams created a character that has inspired generations of girls to be as strong-willed and as bold as they were.--From publisher description.

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