Lights, Camera ... Cats! (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series #8)

Lights, Camera ... Cats! (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series #8)


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ISBN-13: 9781416939573
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series , #8
Edition description: Original
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 117,361
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Keene is the author of the ever-popular Nancy Drew books.

Macky Pamintuan was born and raised in the Philippines. He moved to San Francisco at age twenty-one and received his fine arts degree from the Academy of Art College.

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Lights, Camera . . . Cats!

By Carolyn Keene


Copyright © 2007 Carolyn Keene
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781416939573

Chapter One

Hooray for Hollywood

I can't believe we're in Hollywood!" Nancy Drew said excitedly.

"I can't wait to see all the movie studios," her best friend George Fayne


"I can't wait to see all the movie stars," said Nancy's other best

friend, Bess Marvin. "I packed my autograph book so I can get zillions

of autographs!"

The three girls were sitting in the backseat of a shiny silver convertible,

heading down West Sunset Boulevard. Nancy's father, Carson Drew, was in the

front seat, driving. Next to Mr. Drew was the Drews' housekeeper, Hannah

Gruen. "Housekeeper" didn't quite describe Hannah, though. She had been

like a mom to Nancy since Nancy's mother died five years ago.

Mr. Drew was in Hollywood on business. He was a lawyer, and one of his

clients, Brett Banner, was a movie director. Mr. Drew had decided to

combine his work trip with a family vacation and bring Nancy and Hannah

along. He had told Nancy that she could invite George and Bess.

The five of them had landed at Los Angeles International Airport less than

an hour ago. Now they were cruising through Hollywood in a convertible,

with the top down. What could be more fun? Nancy thought. She loved the

way the wind blew through her long reddish-blond hair. She loved feeling

the warmsun on her face.

She also loved the scenery. As they drove, they passed pastel-colored

houses with red tile roofs and lush gardens full of tropical flowers.

They saw funky boutiques and outdoor cafés packed with people. They

rode by tall palm trees and giant billboards. One of the billboards said:


"We're almost at our hotel," Mr. Drew called over his shoulder. "It's in

a part of Los Angeles called Beverly Hills, which is very close to


"Our hotel has five swimming pools," Nancy told George and Bess. "Five!"

"We can each have our own swimming pool," George joked.

"Let's check in, and then we can take a dip," Hannah suggested.

"Later this afternoon, we're invited to visit Thunderchickens Studios,"

Mr. Drew told everyone. "That's the studio where my client, Mr. Banner,

is shooting his latest movie. It's called The Aliens Next Door.

We'll get a tour and meet the star of the movie."

"Yay!" Nancy exclaimed.

"Awesome," George agreed.

"I'm definitely bringing my autograph book," Bess added.

Mr. Drew chuckled. "You might have a hard time getting an autograph from

this particular star, Bess."

"Why, Dad?" Nancy asked, puzzled.

"You'll see," Mr. Drew said mysteriously.

• • •

Thunderchickens Studios was a massive complex of buildings on the

outskirts of Hollywood. Mr. Drew, Hannah, Nancy, George, and Bess

checked in with a security guard at the front gate. The guard gave them

all name tags to wear around their necks.

"Mr. Banner is in Soundstage Number Three, to your left," the security

guard told them. "They're not in lock up right now, so you can go on in."

"Soundstage? Lock up? What do those words mean?" Nancy asked the guard.

"A soundstage is another name for a building they make movies in," the

guard explained. "A lock up is when they're about to shoot a scene, so

they have to make sure no one enters the soundstage who isn't supposed to."

Nancy and the others thanked the guard and proceeded to Soundstage #3. As

they passed through the heavy metal doors, Nancy felt like jumping up and

down. She was about to enter a real-live movie studio.

And what a place it was! The large room -- the size of the gym at Nancy's

school -- was filled with cameras, lights, microphones, cables, and other

equipment. In the middle of the room was a fake living room complete with

furniture, a TV set, and walls covered with artwork and photographs. A man

and a woman were sitting on the couch while another woman with a clipboard

stood over them, talking. Other people rushed around, shouting orders and

looking very busy.

The woman with the clipboard glanced up when she heard Nancy and her group

enter. She was tall and slender, with reddish-brown hair and glasses.

She waved and came over. "Hello, welcome!" she called out. "You must be

the Drews. I'm Yasmine, Brett Banner's assistant."

Mr. Drew introduced himself, Nancy, Hannah, George, and Bess. "It's very

kind of Brett to let us visit the set," he said.

"Oh, it's no problem," Yasmine said pleasantly. "He's in his office on an

overseas call right now. Why don't I give you a quick tour while he wraps

it up?"

"Thank you, we would love that," Hannah answered.

"I don't know how much you know about the movie," Yasmine said. "It's

called The Aliens Next Door. It's a comedy about a family that

moves in next door to the Mitchell family, owners of Fluffington.

Fluffington is the only one who can tell that the new family, the

Graysons, and their dog, Pompom, are actually aliens posing as


"Fluffington?" Bess gasped. "As in, Fluffington, the most famous cat in

the whole wide world?"

Text copyright © 2007 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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Lights, Camera . . . Cats! 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great mystery. Just when you think you have it solved, there's another clue!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!!AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you solved the mystery read on!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I love Nancy Drew!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Names don't matter. <br> In a very serious Clan, there are a pair of apprentices, a girl and a boy. They're great friends. But one day, a cat of high rank leaves, and the girl is promoted from the lowest rank to the highest rank of them all. Business gets in the way of their friendship, and it progresses into a forbidden love. So they run off for a single night of passionate se<_>x.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A warrior male who's mate is away for a moon to visit her mother in the mountains. He gets 'impatient' and visits Honeysand, the medicine cat, for a 'cure.' They end up together doing it, but are caught by the warrior male's mate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a mazine book of mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it good