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

Label
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
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I774
LC item number
Z874 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wirt, Mildred A.
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • Young adult fiction, American
  • Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer
  • Young adult fiction
  • Girls
  • Keene, Carolyn
  • Drew, Nancy (Fictitious character)
  • Teenage girls in literature
  • Stratemeyer Syndicate
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
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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?
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033640354
Label
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her, Melanie Rehak
Link
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?
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033640354

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