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Polly French And The Surprising Stranger (#3) By Francine Lewis

Peru! Polly tried to visualize herself helping someone from Peru fit in comfortably at good old slam-bang Whitford High. Rounding out this year’s annual collection of Whitman’s girls series titles is the final* volume in the Polly French series… (*OR … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: A Career For Kelly (#1) By Jean Kirby

Shy, sensitive Kelly found herself fighting for everything she had ever believed in… Our annual round-up of Whitman Girls Series chugs right along this week with a favorite author… IN DISGUISE! Background: I’ve noted before the reasons for the enduring … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon And The Mystery At The Old Barn (#3) By Julie Campbell

“A hillbilly singer with an accordion! Oh no, John. We are ruined.” As fall continues, so do we with a selection of girls’ series published by Whitman in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. This week, we revisit Julie Campbell’s OTHER schoolgirl shamus of Westchester … Continue reading

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Donna Parker Takes A Giant Step (#7) By Marcia Martin

“Senior high!” she whispered. “Can you really believe it? We’ll actually be in tenth grade, going to Summerfield Senior High School!” Back to school! Let’s double down with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance Eh, … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High Super Edition: Special Christmas By Francine Pascal

It seems that nothing can spoil Jessica and Elizabeth’s holiday- until Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield announce the arrival of an unwelcome houseguest… Background: Sweet Valley High remains one of the most enduring series of its era, leading to numerous spin-off dealing with … Continue reading

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Polly French Takes Charge (#2) By Francine Lewis

“Winning the election is fine but that’s just the start. Now we really are in up to our ears.” Concluding our 2017 series on Whitman’s girls’ series of the 1950s, 60s and 70s is the second volume in the short-lived … Continue reading

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Robin Kane #2: The Mystery Of The Phantom By Eileen Hill

It was impossible to tell just what it was, but they were certain it wasn’t the rain this time. Something looking like a great black ghost moved stealthily, steadily through the studio… It’s still fall, and I still have a … Continue reading

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