Nancy Drew 54: The Strange Message in the Parchment

Nancy Drew 54: The Strange Message in the Parchment

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by Carolyn Keene
     
 

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A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. “Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong,” the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.

With Junie, his daughter, Nancy tracks down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Is there a connection…  See more details below

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A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. “Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong,” the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.

With Junie, his daughter, Nancy tracks down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on another farm? And who is responsible for the atmosphere of fear in the neighborhood? After several harrowing experiences, Nancy begins to tighten the net around a ruthless villain and calls on the assistance of her friends Ned, Burt, Dave, Bess and George to bring his nefarious scheme to a dead end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101077559
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/01/1976
Series:
Nancy Drew Series , #54
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
378,680
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Strange Message in the Parchment (Nancy Drew Series #54) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Typical Nancy Drew book. However if you are at all squeamish, I would skip this one. The discription of what was done to the sheep to make parchment was upsetting to my 9 year old daughter. She liked the book otherwise.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The sample has no words!?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and it was amazing. I cant wait to buy the book!!! (^_^)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good except the part with the slaughterhouse might be a little scary for younger kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first nancy drew i have ever read. i love this book and this series!!!!!!!! Nancy drew rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
That's what I'm still trying to figure out. A sheepfarm owner's daughter invites Nancy and her friends out for a house party and to solve the mystery of four drawings on a piece of sheepskin, correctly called 'parchment'. The mystery is very good, and I liked the way characters and their talents were developed- but there was something lacking. I think it was because the farmer's daughter did most of the talking. When Nancy did have dialogue, she usually repeated what someone else had just said. It was really unnerving. No other book ever made Nancy so out-of-it. Even worse, Nancy's friends didn't even come into the picture until almost at the end of the book. No Nancy Drew book, no matter how good the read, just isn't perfect without Bess, George, Ned, Burt, and Dave.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This had to be the best Nancy Drew book I have ever read out of the entire series! Every page will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next! I recomend this book to everyone! Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not think this books is appropriate for children. The reason is about the crulity of the sheep. The author writes about the bleeding and the sheep being scared in a slaughter house. When Nancy or Beth or whoever speaks about the crulity the farm girls always says "you like to eat meat don't you?" Grated this was before PETA but still it is not needed. I also missed the personalities of Bess and George. They did not have any role in the story at all. The mystery was easily figured out by the middle of the book and the rest of the story just confirmed Nancy's idea. I am an old school Nancy Drew fan-reading everyone. If this was first one I ever read I would not read anymore.