Item description for The Quest of the Missing Map (Nancy Drew, Book 19) by Carolyn Keene...
The 19th in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, this is a facsimile reproduction of the original book, which was first published in 1942.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.4" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2004
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 1557092656 ISBN13 9781557092656
Availability 0 units.
More About 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.(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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Quest of the Missing Map (Nancy Drew, Book 19)?
Nancy Dew is awesome Oct 23, 2008
Carolyn Keene has managed to do it again. I read another one of her stories in a day. I love the character of Nancy because she is smart and quick. She uses her mind to solve mysteries. Her kind of character should me in more stories for young girls! This story was filled with a fantastic and intriguing mystery that kept my nose in the book for hours on end.
Nancy Drew Jan 18, 2008
This was a book in great condition. My daughter has loved reading her Nancy Drew books.
Beautiful facsimile of original printing Sep 16, 2007
If you want a copy of this beautiful facsimile edition of this Nancy Drew which contains the original 25 chapter text and dust jacket, get it now. Applewood Books is no longer printing any of the Nancy Drew facsimile editions.
Nancy Drew: The Quest of the Missing Map Oct 30, 2005
The Quest of the Missing Map is a great mystery book by Carolyn Keene. This book is about a young detective named Nancy Drew and she comes upon a mystery about a hidden map. Nancy must find this map for sake of a friends family which has lost the other half of the map. Nancy must find clues to lead her to the lost map and then to the barried treasure of her friend's relatives. What I really liked about this book was how it was so suspensful and you never knew what was going to happen. What I didn't really like about this book was that when Nancy was on one of her little journeys the author would not tell everything and it could get confusing. My favorite character was definetly Nancy Drew because she is very clever and positive, and can figure out anything. There is one line in the book which really tells me that Nancy is up for anything, "Give me a broom and I'll sweep Doty into jail." This said to me that Nancy is really confident. I do have one question after reading this book, how was Spike (the bad guy) so positive that the treasure map acually led to something? This book is very suspensful. Since you never know what's going to happen next you just never want to put the book down. I really recommend this book because it is very mysterious. It is a great book to read for pleasure.
A Fun Adventure May 24, 2003
This review concerns the original 1942 edition and the revised 1969 edition which is an edited version of the original. Nancy becomes involved in the search for the missing half of a treasure map and investigates the mysterious happenings at a cottage on an estate just outside of River Heights. This is a pretty good book; more deserving of 3 1/2 stars. The story is intriguing and well-written. One thing that I like about this story is that there are numerous dishonest people also searching for the missing half of the map and you don't know if they are working together against Nancy or if they are working seperately. This is an enjoyable adventure and is highly recommended.