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March 28, 2010 | By Jennifer Fisher
Get a clue -- it's Nancy Drew's 80th birthday and it's time to solve a mystery. Who is Carolyn Keene, author of the Nancy Drew mystery stories? And how did it all begin? It all began with Edward Stratemeyer, a writer and publisher of books for kids. He had so many exciting ideas he didn't have enough time to write them all. So he hired writers called ghosts to bring his stories to life. The Nancy Drew books were written by ghost writers. Stratemeyer gave all of them the name Carolyn Keene.
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March 28, 2010 | By Jennifer Fisher
Get a clue -- it's Nancy Drew's 80th birthday and it's time to solve a mystery. Who is Carolyn Keene, author of the Nancy Drew mystery stories? And how did it all begin? It all began with Edward Stratemeyer, a writer and publisher of books for kids. He had so many exciting ideas he didn't have enough time to write them all. So he hired writers called ghosts to bring his stories to life. The Nancy Drew books were written by ghost writers. Stratemeyer gave all of them the name Carolyn Keene.
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May 23, 2002
Old: "Ask the Dusk," John Fante "My Life on a Plate," India Knight "Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime," Diane Leslie "Carter Beats the Devil," Glen David Gold Anything from Fran Lebowitz, Tama Janowitz, Sue Grafton, John Grisham or Nick Hornby. New: "Where Is the Mango Princess?" C.E.
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August 16, 1991 | MONA GABLE
Mildred Wirt Benson, arguably the person most responsible for Nancy Drew's success, couldn't care less about the hoopla surrounding the reissuing of the early Nancy Drew books. In a phone interview, Benson, who lives in Ohio, said she wrote the first Drew mysteries 60 years ago to pay the bills. "It is just part of my life," says Benson, 86, who has been a reporter at the Toledo Blade for four decades. "I'm still working. I have a column called 'On the Go.' I write about people.
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March 25, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spunky Nancy Drew might faint with fright--golden locks flying, high heels twisting, pearls askew--if she knew what was to befall her flapper girl self: The '90s Nancy is a university journalism major who drives a Mustang, colors her hair and thinks way too much about boys. "They have changed Nancy Drew in a frightening way," sniffed Beth Caswell, founder of the Nancy Drew Detective Club, "taking away her manners, her roadster, her white gloves."
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March 17, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spunky Nancy Drew might faint with fright--golden locks flying, high heels twisting, pearls askew--if she knew what was to befall her flapper girl self: The '90s Nancy is a university journalism major who drives a Mustang, colors her hair and thinks way too much about boys. "They have changed Nancy Drew in a frightening way," sniffed Beth Caswell, the 40ish founder of the Nancy Drew Detective Club, "taking away her manners, her roadster, her white gloves."
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October 2, 2005 | Jan Burke, Jan Burke is the Edgar-winning author of numerous crime novels, the latest of which is "Bloodlines."
MELANIE REHAK, author of "Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her," has taken on a feat of daring worthy of Nancy herself. Writing about the teenage detective of River Heights and her creators is akin to writing about the historical Jesus. The eyewitnesses are gone and the documentation open to interpretation. Nancy's most devoted followers worship her and defend her from any perceived slight. Her detractors don't find her appealing in the first place.
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August 12, 2007
"The Secret of the Old Clock" Carolyn Keene Nancy Drew is driving along and a little girl runs into the road. Nancy is horrified and rescues the girl, whose name is Judy, and returns her to her home. While there, Nancy learns that Josiah Crowley had said that he would leave Judy and her family money when he died. But he died and there was no money. Nancy has to solve the mystery of the missing will. There are thieves who drive a moving van.
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June 11, 2007 | Susan King
Nancy Drew has amazing legs, especially for someone 77 years old. The plucky teen heroine was first introduced to readers in 1930 in "The Secret of the Old Clock." Created and outlined by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the first Nancy Drew novels were written by Mildred A. Wirt Benson and edited by Stratemeyer's daughter Harriet. Edward Stratemeyer died the same year "Clock" was published.
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March 1, 2009
"Titanic: Magic Treehouse Research Guide #7" Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne Almost 100 years ago, the Titanic was the biggest ship in the world and everyone said it was unsinkable. The ship had its own swimming pool and was loaded with more than 40 tons of potatoes when it left England for New York City in April 1912. The first-class dining room could seat more than 550 people -- there were only five children in first class!
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