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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

For the fourth and final entry in Warner Bros. 1938-39 series of Nancy Drew films, we finally get to a credited adaptation of an actual Nancy Drew book. Now, I have not read The Hidden Staircase, the second book in … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew…Trouble Shooter (1939)

Continuing this week with the third of four Nancy Drew movies produced by Warner Brothers in 1938-39, and I suspect we are getting farther and farther afield of the source material, and the emphasis continues to be on the wacky … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Reporter (1939)

So, I decided that if I’m in for a penny, I’m in for a pound on Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary… no, not actually reading them, but watching the other three Warner Bros. films from the 1930s. The accent is definitely … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Detective (1938)

So, confession on the occasion of Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary: I have never actually read a Nancy Drew book. Back in the early years of this site I did read and review Grosset & Dunlop’s Nancy Drew Cookbook (mmm, Crooked … Continue reading

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Rhapsody in Orange and Brown: 15 Favorite Classic YA Covers

A few weeks back there was a something of a kerfuffle over Penguin’s 50th Anniversary cover of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was a holder of the minority opinion that the new cover was kind of  great… at least … Continue reading

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The Girl Scouts at Penguin Pass (#1) By Mildred A. Wirt

Finally! A book that is better than its cover! Background: “Mildred A. Wirt” is one of many pen-names for the highly prolific Mildred Wirt Benson, best known as the original “Carolyn Keene” and author of 23 Nancy Drew Mysteries. She … Continue reading

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River Heights #1: Love Times Three By Carolyn Keene

Love Nancy Drew Mysteries? Except for the mystery part? And the Nancy Drew part? Have I got the series for you! Background: Clearly designed to cash in on the popularity of Sweet Valley High, River Heights is a direct continuation of … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls Series Books, Part II: The Nancy Drew Cookbook- Clues to Good Cooking

This week we will continue looking at the non-fiction spin-offs of popular Girls’ Series, with a tie-in to the most famous Girl Detective of all time. Does it make sense to learn how to cook from Nancy Drew? While  “gourmet … Continue reading

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