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The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew, Book 3) [Hardcover]

By Carolyn Keene (Author) & P. M. Carlson (Introduction by)
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After capsizing her rowboat on Moon Lake, Nancy Drew sets out to help the girl who saved her life investigate the mysterious events surrounding a deserted bungalow

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While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty, Nancy has a perilous experience in and around a deserted bungalow, from which only her bravery and quick thinking save her.

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Studio: Applewood Books
Pages   204
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1991
Publisher   Applewood Books
Age  8-12
Series  Nancy Drew  
ISBN  1557091579  
ISBN13  9781557091574  

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More About Carolyn Keene & P. M. Carlson

Carolyn Keene Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. In addition, Keene is credited with the Nancy Drew spin-off, River Heights and the Nancy Drew Notebooks.

Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Syndicate, hired writers, beginning with Mildred Wirt, later Mildred Wirt Benson, to write the manuscripts for the Nancy Drew books. The writers initially were paid $125 for each book and were required by their contract to give up all rights to the work and to maintain confidentiality.

Benson and Harriet Adams (Stratemeyer's daughter ) are often credited as the primary writers of Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene; other ghostwriters who used this name to write Nancy Drew mysteries included James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, Nancy Axelrad, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., Margaret Scherf, and Susan Wittig Albert. Also involved in the Nancy Drew writing process were Harriet Stratemeyer Adams's daughters, who gave input on the series and sometimes helped to choose book titles;(p158) the Syndicate's secretary, Harriet Otis Smith, who invented the characters of Nancy's friends Bess and George;(p140) and the editors at Grosset and Dunlap.[1](p228) The first book in the Nancy Drew series was The Secret of the Old Clock.

In 1978, the Stratemeyer Syndicate changed publishers to Simon & Schuster, a move that the former publishers, Grosset and Dunlap, went to court to prevent the switch, claiming a breach of contract. The decision was made in favor of the Syndicate, stating that they could choose which publisher they would like to use, for subsequent entries in the series. However, since the editors at Grosset and Dunlap were so heavily involved in writing the Drew books, they won the rights to the volumes that they had published.

In 1986, the Syndicate was bought by publishers Simon & Schuster; the Drew books are now handled by Mega-Books, a New York book packager.

Carolyn Keene died in 2002.

Carolyn Keene has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew
  2. Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew (Quality)
  3. Nancy Drew (Hardcover)
  4. Nancy Drew (Paperback)
  5. Nancy Drew Clue Book
  6. Nancy Drew Diaries
  7. Nancy Drew Diaries (Quality)
  8. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
  9. Nancy Drew Notebooks (Paperback)
  10. Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mysteries
  11. Nancy Drew: Girl Detective (Aladdin Unnumbered)
  12. Nancy Drew: Girl Detective (Aladdin)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( K ) > Keene, Carolyn
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
4Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Mystery & Detective > Nancy Drew > Nancy Drew Mysteries

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A Fun Mystery  Oct 18, 2008
As a student in middle school, one of our first assignments was to read "The Bungalow Mystery". When we were given the assignment, I primarily thought it was a book for girls. I also had the impression that it might be below my reading level, until I found myself looking up words I did not understand. From the very first sentence, I was hooked and enjoyed it until I finished, even though there were a few slow moving parts. Because this was the first Nancy Drew Mystery I ever read, I didn't understand some of the allusions the characters were referring to in previous books. In conclusion, I feel compelled say that this was a fun mystery, and a novel with a sense of humor.
A Creepy Feeling  Sep 9, 2008
The Bungalow Mystery
Book 3 Nancy Drew

I have read this book several times in my lifetime. My first time was as an eighth-grader. Next, I read Nancy Drew while raising my girls. I'm now on the third-go-around. This time, I listened to the book on CD, and found it as exciting as ever.

Nancy and her friend, Helen Corning, are on vacation at a resort. When they take a boat out on the water, a storm capsizes their boat. Nancy and Helen's calls for help, bring a sixteen-year-old girl, Laura, to their rescue.

Helen and Nancy are concerned for Laura, who has lost her mother and is planning to meet up with her new guardians. When Nancy is called home, to care for her housekeeper, Hannah, who has a broken leg, she makes a mental note to check on Laura.

Laura finds out that her guardians are trying to steal her mother's jewels. She runs away, to Riverheights, where Nancy lives. Nancy Drew sets out alone to investigate Laura's guardians.

Nancy stumbles upon a securities theft, and a stolen identity, when she sets out to solve the Bungalow Mystery.

Jill Ammon Vanderwood
author: Through the Rug
Through The Rug: Follow That Dog (Through the Rug)

Teen sleuthing  Jul 19, 2008
Book number three in the Nancy Drew series, THE BUNGALOW MYSTERY, is actually a smart and sassy little whodunit. Actually, that's incorrect. It is well known who "dunit". The book is about how Miss Nancy is going to right the wrong as she untangles the numerous machinations of the villains--in this case, the Dowds. There is considerable melodrama but that only adds to the excitement--each chapter ending with a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, I have read very few of these novels so I'm unable to put it into context with the rest of the Nancy Drew mystery empire.... I found the book not only fun but quite literate.
Some updating, but still not a modern girl  Jul 3, 2008
This Nancy Drew mystery moves fairly quickly, there is regular action and suspense. It begins with Nancy and her friend Helen boating on a lake when a storm comes up. Their boat strikes a log and quickly sinks. Teenage Laura Pendleton comes to their rescue, saving their lives. Laura is a girl with a problem; her parents have recently died, leaving her a wealthy girl.
In the event of such a situation, Laura's parents have arranged for a married couple called the Aborns to be named her guardians. However, when Laura meets them, they turn out to be greedy and conniving people. They treat Laura as a virtual prisoner, steal some of her assets and demand even more. Nancy gets on the case, tracking down the criminals and discovering that the people claiming to be the Aborns are in fact imposters. After several adventures and some time in captivity, Nancy is able to chase down the imposters and their cohorts when they crash a car. The chivalrous Nancy and her group risk danger to rescue the criminals before their car explodes.
I grew up reading the Hardy Boys series of adventure books and occasionally amuse myself by rereading them. My particular interest is in how the tone, content and presentation of the stories have changed over time. In a similar vein I occasionally read a book in the Nancy Drew series. This story was originally written in 1930 and was updated for the 1988 publication. While some modernization has been done, this is still essentially a story for the 1930's. Nancy is still extremely curious and intelligent, yet in many ways still a member of what was at that time considered "the weaker sex."

Nancy Drew Mystery The Bungalow Mystery  Apr 12, 2008
Great to hear the book on CD. Laura Linney is a wonderful story reader. We can hardly wait for more of the Nancy Drew series to come out on CD.

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