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The Resource Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak

Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak

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Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her
Title
Girl sleuth
Title remainder
Nancy Drew and the women who created her
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Rehak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An examination of the Nancy Drew stories and their influence on American girlhood since the 1930s explores mysteries related to the character's creators, and her role in shaping the modern American woman's identity
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, 2005.
  • Macavity Award for Best Non-Fiction, 2006.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2006.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155873
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I774
LC item number
Z874 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1350
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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Nancy Drew and the women who created her
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
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Publication
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-354) and index
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?
Control code
3002305
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
xviii, 364 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780156030564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70961059
  • (OCoLC)70961059
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
Publication
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-354) and index
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?
Control code
3002305
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
xviii, 364 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780156030564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70961059
  • (OCoLC)70961059

Library Locations

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