Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

by Christine Keleny
Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up

by Christine Keleny

Hardcover(Large Type)

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-- Midwest Book Award Finalist --

If you didn't already know, Carolyn Keene, of the famous Nancy Drew mystery series, is not a real person. Neither is the Hardy Boys' Franklin Dixon or Laura Lee Hope of the Bobbsey Twins. They are all the brain child of one of the country's most prolific writers for children and young adults to date: Edward Stratemeyer. Edward was so prolific, in fact, that he had to eventually hire ghostwriters to help him flush out his story ideas, which was not an issue until a series he created just before his death became a cult classic.

"Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up" tells of the lives of the three primary creators of the Nancy mystery series and how the plucky, intelligent, resourceful, and famous girl sleuth came to life, along with the controversy that still rages on about who really created the Nancy that millions of readers across the globe have come to know and love. "Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up" is a fresh take on one of America's most popular characters-Nancy Drew. Keleny offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at the dedicated and determined creators of the series. She also reveals the competing-and often conflicting-visions each author had for Nancy. This novel is entertaining, smart, and exceptionally well researched. It is certain to interest anyone who is curious about the surprising mystery behind the Nancy Drew mysteries." Jenna Nelson, PhD


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949085679
Publisher: Ckbooks Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2023
Edition description: Large Type
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Christine is an award-winning author, reader, editor, book designer and publisher. She loves writing and helping others publish the book of their dreams through her publishing company: CKBooks Publishing. Christine also teaches workshops at local libraries for both youth and adults and at a youth writing and publishing summer school class. She is a member of the ISA and the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum. Her screenplay adapted from my award-winning mystery adventure book placed in the top 20% of Nicholl. You can find all of her books at christinekelenybooks.com.
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