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Carolyn Keene
Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.Stratemeyer's... show more



Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.

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Danielle The Bookworm
Danielle The Bookworm rated it 3 months ago
Series: #3 in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mysteries Rating: 3 stars Nancy Drew and her boyfriend, Ned, are among the guests invited to flourish Padre Island, on the Gulf Coast. Everyone's geared up for spring break, including Frank and Joe Hardy. The brother detectives happen to be staying a...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 8 months ago
Growing up, I loved reading Nancy Drew books, so when I saw this one in the Lending Library, I had to give it a read. The Nancy Drew Notebooks series is geared toward a younger audience than the original series. It is written in a much simpler way. Overall, I enjoyed the mystery and trying to figure...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 8 months ago
After reading and comparing the 1930 original with the 1959 revision, it’s clear that much of the original charm was lost in the update. The original version featured a boisterously independent Nancy and a raucous cast of characters and events, but also some horrifyingly racist caricatures. In clean...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 8 months ago
After reading and comparing the 1930 original with the 1959 revision, it’s clear that much of the original charm was lost in the update. The original version featured a boisterously independent Nancy and a raucous cast of characters and events, but also some horrifyingly racist caricatures. In clean...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
I'm sorely tempted to revisit other Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew titles now, but I'll probably let the impulse pass. Nancy Drew, a bright girl with convertible from dad, witnesses a toddler nearly get run down by a motorist and befriends the elderly sisters who allowed the girl to run in the street. It...
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