The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Series #6)

The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Series #6)

by Carolyn Keene

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Overview

Nancy and her friends, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a train ride home. Joanne lives at Red Gate Farm with her grandmother, but if they do not raise enough money to pay the mortgage, they will soon lose the farm! Nancy, Bess, and George decide to stay at Red Gate for a week as paying customers. Soon, they learn about the strange group of people who rent a cave on the property. They describe themselves as a nature cult called the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their group and helps to uncover a ring of counterfeiters in town!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448095066
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/1931
Series: Nancy Drew Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 45,623
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the "Carolyn Keene" moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.

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The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
nm.fall08.c.abrams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The main character is of course, Nancy Drew. The story starts out with what most teenage girls love to do, shopping with her friends. The story is interesting from the begining, several interesting things happen. A few examples are a women at the mall didn't want to sell Nancy purfume. Another example is a young girl about their age, on their way home when they were riding on the train. Then Nancy went to get her some water, and a man said something really strange to Nancy. Then Nancy and her friends help their new friend(Jo) find her job interview. I loved all the detail and exciting scenes. I love how it seems to come alive when you are reading it. I don't like how they have so many little mystries that make up the big or major mystrey so to speek. I think any one who loves mystery stories or suspensful adventure would love this book
TamiHindes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fun part of reading the Nancy Drew books a second time and this time in order is the fact that I can discern between authors - even though they are all writing under the nom de plume of Carolyn Keene. This is the 6th book of the series; Helen Corning, Nancy's BFF and side kick isn't even mentioned and neither is Ned Nickerson, her mentioned but not seen boyfriend in the 5th book. The story takes place near Nancy's home of River Heights, but it's on a farm a few hours away. Nancy befriends a tired, sad-looking girl on the train and then decides that she and her two best friends George and Bess should mettle in her affaris. It's a good thing too because there is a mystery to be solved and a farm to be saved. Oh where is Lassie? Nancy and friends ride to rescue insisting on helping around the farm as well as paying for the experience. Two boarders show up and one of them has a handsome son. Good thing Ned isn't around. The boarders are two cantankerous elderly people, who think the girls shouldn't investigate the shenanigans going on at the Black Snake Colony, a nature cult who has rented some of the farmland.Of course nosy Nancy investigates and just happens to stumble upon a counterfeiting ring! Which over the course of the 110 pages she of course breaks up, with no real help from Bess and George. The one glaring difference I noticed in this book is that Nancy is rescued by a man. Usually, she scorns any help from a man or after she has solved the mystery, the man shows up to cart the bad guys off to jail. This story also has a bit of domesticate violence, and everyone is appalled by it. Carson Drew makes an appearance at the end of the book, when he pops in to see what his wonderfully smart, talented daughter has been up too. The farm has been saved from the creditors and is making a profit; The bad guys are in jail and Nancy is a bit sad because she just doesn't know when her next mystery will show up. Ok, I'm pretty sarcastic towards Nancy in this book. I just don't like her. I'm wondering if anyone, male or female would traipse around in the dark in the woods with strangers lurking - and not tell anyone. Also, if she and her friends were caught by counterfeiters, they would be dead - not tied up and threatened with starvation. Oh well, I guess it was a kinder, gentler criminal back then. I'm hoping the next book will be a bit more intense. I never felt any trepidation in this one.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I think that the plots in the original Nancy Drew books are a little simple, not enough twists or whatever. But no matter what the plot, I always love the proper and elegant language in these early books. Such subtle differences at times, but things like "it certainly would be a shame" and "looking perplexed" add something to the reading.It's also interesting how different Nancy's relationship with the police is in those early books. In the later books most cops don't want her to interfere and even try to stop her, but here they are very open and friendly and actually value her insight. As far as the actual plot... The connection between the fake money, the Blue Jade perfume, and the Blake Snake Society was very obvious fairly early on, and with everything that happened it's amazing that Nancy didn't make the connection much sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this Nancy Drew so much!! Always something happens on a lonely farm and especially with a cave that no one uses;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2nd favorite book to this series! Interesting and clever.
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All the nancy drew books are good. My friend got me hooked. Now i am trying to read the whole series before she does. Some of the books might seem scary, but its not. I can finish them in an hour because i cannot put it down. Nancy drew has been a classic series for years. My grandmother read these as a child and carolyn keene is still popular today. I love nancy drew and you should too. The mystery makes hairs on you neck stand up.
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GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER AND THEAR R STILL MORE TO READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wel im a humongous fan of nancy drew so i love these books. This book is full of suspense and action. Worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every one should read it! It is soooooooooo suspenseful. Definitely one of my faves
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MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE I GAVE IT TO MY FRIEND AND SHE LOVED IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome series i read the secret of shadow ranch in one aand a half days!
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Love it lol jk
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This book is perfect for everyone who loves the Nancy Drew series! I was wide awake at 2-5 o'clock in the morning flipping through the pages wondering what would happen next. Keeps you turning the pages even if there are many things going on around you. Be with Nancy every step of the way!! LOVE THIS BOOK!
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