Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156030564, 364pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
The brainchild of children's book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over as CEO after her father died. In this century-spanning story, Rehak traces their roles and Nancy's in forging the modern American woman.
PRAISE FOR GIRL SLEUTH
"[An] absorbing and delightful book."--The Wall Street Journal
"Girl Sleuth is an enjoyable, thorough piece of detective work. It would earn a nod of approval from Nancy Drew herself."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
"Rehak chronicles a character who influenced at least two generations of women in a highly readable, exhaustive book."