Tag Archives: Girls Series

Sal Fisher At Girl Scout Camp By Lillian S. Gardner

Fun – problems – surprises. Sharing them with Sal Fisher is like spending a thrilling summer at camp yourself! “Thrilling”? Well, the thrills are of only the most gentle and reassuring kind, which was not my intention when the week … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Trudy Phillips Headline Year (#2) By Barbara Bates

“I swear I don’t know what this generation of teen-agers is coming to. No respect for order and safety at all!” If it is October, it must be Whitman girls series! We conclude this fall with a look at the … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nurses Three: First Assigment (#2) By Jean Kirby

For a nurse, she knew, a first assignment like this one could be the most decisive step in her life… Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ginny Gordon And The Lending Library (#4) By Julie Campbell

“This town was made to order for our portable lending library. It’s filled with old people and shut-ins who like to read.” If it’s fall, it must be time for a look at the girls’ series books published by Whitman … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Going To Camp Part 1: Fireworks (First Love From Silhouette #101) By Elaine Harper

Patti was a serious student; Spencer was an irresponsible playboy! Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another appropriately-themed teen romance set in the northern California … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Mother, Where Are You? (Donna Rockford #1) By Dorothy Woolfolk

Who is Janet’s mother? And why would anyone want to kill them, just because they’re looking for her? I didn’t look up any info on author Dorothy Woolfolk until after I had finished this book and was kind of blown … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments