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Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her - Melanie Rehak
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
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A plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930. 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 girlhood. As beloved by girls today as... show more
A plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930. 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 girlhood. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers’ lives. Here, in a narrative with all the vivid energy and page-turning pace of Nancy’s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon?  The brainchild of children’s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over as CEO after her father died. In this century-spanning story, Rehak traces their roles—and Nancy’s—in forging the modern American woman.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156030564 (015603056X)
ASIN: 015603056X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha rated it
4.0 Review: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
It's been very hard to write about this book and not make it sound sound like it's The Story of Mildred Wirt Benson. That's my bias right there - after reading so much about her (and then reading more online) I'm now a huge Mildred fan, and in the rest of this I'll have to try and restrain myself fr...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
3.0
Nancy Drew was my first exposure to the fiction mystery novel, and it didn't take third grade me long to figure out the formula. Something crazy happens, Nancy is on the case with her pair of good friends, and then she messes around until she is knocked out, and the criminal reveals all. Not exactly...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
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Rating: 4* of fiveThe Book Description: A plucky "titian-haired" sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930. 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 gi...
Myrto
Myrto rated it
4.0 Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Before the age of 13, I'd read every single Nancy Drew book published (and all the Hardy Boys books, too). I devoured them, loving the tension and the gradual sorting-out of clues. I never knew until much later that Nancy Drew was created and written by a team of writers, beginning in the 1930s!I wa...
Defenestraethe
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