Cherry Ames Boxed Set 9-12

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The third boxed set, Cherry Ames Boxed Set 9-12, contains four early Cherry classics: Department Store Nurse, Camp Nurse, Boarding School Nurse, and Cruise Nurse!

Cherry Ames, Department Store Nurse

In Department Store Nurse, Cherry's first aid center is adjacent to the antiques department of a large department store, where a series of thefts have pointed the finger of ...

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Overview

The third boxed set, Cherry Ames Boxed Set 9-12, contains four early Cherry classics: Department Store Nurse, Camp Nurse, Boarding School Nurse, and Cruise Nurse!

Cherry Ames, Department Store Nurse

In Department Store Nurse, Cherry's first aid center is adjacent to the antiques department of a large department store, where a series of thefts have pointed the finger of suspicion at a young, recently widowed employee. But Cherry's instincts say otherwise, and her tenacity helps uncover the truth.

Cherry Ames, Camp Nurse

In Camp Nurse, while working as a camp nurse, Cherry follows a trail that ultimately leads to the true perpetrator of a series of robberies and exonerates a hard-woarking young man who had been under suspicion.

Cherry Ames, Boarding School Nurse

In Boarding School Nurse, Cherry's natural curiosity leads her to discover a secret room in the reconstructed ch√Ęteau now used as a girls' boarding school. There she finds a formula that when recontructed to its exact specifications produces a perfume that saves the school from bankruptcy.

Cherry Ames, Cruise Nurse

In Cruise Nurse, Cherry is looking forward to a working vacation as nurse on a cruise ship to the Caribbean, Cherry Ames soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery involving a sickly child and greedy men anxious to find a secret stockpile of precious ambergris.


Click here to read about Cherry Ames in The New York Times!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826104199
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Series: Cherry Ames Nurse Stories
  • Edition description: Boxed Set Books 9-12
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 405,513
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 3.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Wells, was a social worker turned full-time writer, and, like her most famous heroine, an Illinois native who loved New York City.

She was born Helen Weinstock on March 29, 1910, in Danville, Illinois. Her brother, Robert, has said that "Danville is pretty much the town that Cherry Ames lived in, and our house was her house." The family moved to New York City when Helen was about seven, and she loved New York. The family retained ties to Danville, however; almost every summer, they spent some time visiting relatives there. As a teenager, Wells studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City; she also studied music. At New York University, she became the first female editor of the school's literary quarterly. She graduated from NYU in 1934, with a major in philosophy and a minor in sociology and psychology. After graduation, she worked for a time as a social worker and began to write for magazines, and eventually turned to writing full-time after winning prizes in two short-story contests.

During World War II, she served as a volunteer with the State Department's Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, escorting Latin American visitors in the United States. She traveled widely, visiting Brazil, Spain, France, Austria, Israel, Mexico, England, and several other countries. Among her other interests were reading, theater, ballet, and jazz. She also was a cat lover; two of her cats were Gigi, a blue Persian, and Crissy, an orange Angora. She was active in several author organizations, especially the Mystery Writers of America, and taught writing courses at the Institute of Children's Literature in Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

Helen Wells is best known for the Cherry Ames series, which was published in numerous countries besides the United States, including Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Japan, France, Italy, Holland, and Bolivia. But Wells wrote two other series. Under her own name, she wrote the Vicki Barr books, about a young mystery-solving flight attendant--like Cherry Ames and Helen Wells herself, another Illinois-to-New York transplant. And, as Francine Lewis, she penned the short-lived Polly French series, published by Whitman in the early 1950s: Polly French of Whitford High, Polly French Takes Charge, and Polly French and the Surprising Stranger; these books, about a young teenager, are aimed at a younger readership.

Among her other books for young people were several so-called Career-Romances for Young Moderns--novels that featured a young woman pursuing a career, published by Julian Messner: The Girl in the White Coat (1953), A Flair for People (1955), Introducing Patti Lewis, Home Economist (1956), and Doctor Betty (1969). Wells also wrote Escape by Night: A Story of the Underground Railway (1953), a "Winston Adventure Book" for young people, based on a true story; and A City for Jean (1956), a novel about a young social worker, for Funk & Wagnalls; and Adam Gimbel, Pioneer Trader (1955) and Barnum, Showman of America (1957) for McKay.

Helen Wells died in New York City on February 10, 1986, and is buried in Danville, Illinois. The 1986 Juvenile Series Writers Conference in Corning, New York, was dedicated to her memory.

Springer Publishing Company is grateful to The Cherry Ames Page website for information on Helen Wells. Please visit www.netwrx1.com/CherryAmes

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    Recommended.

    I have been sending these boxed sets to one of my 12 year old granddaughters. She loves them. I read them when I was about her age and loved them too. The series has renewed her interest in reading outside of her school work, just for enjoyment.

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