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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rehak, Melanie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wirt, Mildred A.
  • Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer
  • Keene, Carolyn
  • Stratemeyer Syndicate
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • Young adult fiction, American
  • Young adult fiction
  • Girls
  • Drew, Nancy (Fictitious character)
  • Teenage girls in literature
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm58830471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 364 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151010417
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009129
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
Publication
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
ocm58830471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 364 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151010417
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009129
Other physical details
ill.

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