Vicki of Reading At The Beach hosts A-Z Wednesday. Today’s letter is G.
This is one I read back in 2006. All I remember is enjoying it, but I’ve always been a Nancy Drew fan.
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak
This is the publisher’s 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 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.
I loved Nancy Drew books when I was younger.
You took me back to my teenage years.
Here is my A-Z Wednesday post!
I remember reading a few of her books. 🙂
Would you believe I’ve never read a Nancy Drew book?
It sounds good though!
Thanks for playing!
I am pretty sure I have this one in my tbr piles somewhere waiting for me (or maybe it’s just on my wishlist). In either case, thanks for reminding me of it!
I have wanted to read this and forgot about it. I will be adding it to my TBR list.
What a great book. I think I will have to check this out.l
I still have all my old Nancy Drew books – I just adored that series. I definitely need to read this! (And by the way, many thanks for the nice comments on my BBAW post!)