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Nancy Drew 03: The Bungalow Mystery [Hardcover]

Carolyn Keene
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Jan. 17 2002 Nancy Drew (Book 3)
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Bungalow Mystery, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years—Nancy Drew has to help Laura Pendelton retrieve her family jewels, but they have to act quickly! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Carolyn Keene is the pen name for Edward L. Stratemeyer who originally began the series. It is not proven, but said, that his daughters updated and continued the series after their father's death in 1930.

Laura Linney's extensive film credits include her Academy Award(R) nominated role in You Can Count on Me, as well as The Truman Show, Absolute Power, Primal Fear, and The Mothman Prophecies. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Crucible and starred in the critically acclaimed PBS miniseries Tales of the City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"LOOK at those black storm clouds!" Nancy Drew pointed out to her friend, Helen Corning, who was seated beside her in the bow of the small red motorboat. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Original Plot Jan. 29 2003
Format:Audio Cassette
This review concerns the original 1930 edition and the revised 1960 edition which follows a similar plot to the original, with a few changes. Nancy becomes friends with an orphaned girl named Laura when she rescues Nancy and her friend Helen after their motorboat sinks during a violent storm. Upon meeting Laura's new gaurdian, Nancy immediately dislikes him. After Laura runs away from him, Nancy's suspicions of him are aroused even more. Nancy goes to confront the man only to discover that Laura's gaurdian is not who he seems to be. It's unfortunate that this book has the title that it does because I imagine that very few people were enticed to read the book based on its title. Those that passed over this book missed a very interesting and original story for either this series or the Hardy Boys. The book is very well-written (the original version, anyway) and from chapter 10 onwards is hard to put down. Something that I particularly liked about this book was that Nancy actively had a hand in capturing the criminal (criminals in the revised edition). Don't passover reading this book because of its blah title. I believe that most people who read this book will enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars we'd all like to be like Nancy Oct. 17 2002
See if you can get the "Bungalow Mystery" in an Applegate edition, which preserves the original language and attitudes of the 30s. The updated versions are fine too, but the originals, although fixed in an earlier period, are remarkable for their descriptive, exact language.
Carefully plotted and deftly written, the "Bungalow Mystery" finds Nancy coming to the aid of a new friend who has rescued her during a storm on the lake near her summer camp. There is the trademark Carolyn Keene blend of exciting situations and Nancy's remarkable resourcefulness. I recommend all the Nancy
Drew yarns to the girls of my piano studio. Wholesome and winsome, Nancy has aged well, and continues to delight young readers.
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I am really enjoying reading the original Nancy Drew books that Applewood Publishers has been turning out.The illustrations by Russell Tandy are great!I read the whole series 20 years ago in grade school.Now I'm a teacher and getting a kick out of collecting these books and rereading them!The language from the 30's is hilarious.The language is dated, but a scream to read these books. A real piece of Americana.If you loved these books as a child, reread the originals, they are far superior.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Best July 27 2001
By k
This was the 2nd best book in the series, only to its predecessor, The Hidden Staircase. The book kicks into action around page 70 and is non-stop suspense from there on. Its actually one of the few books that has a good mystery in the story and the cliff hangers at the end of each chapter are well thought out. In my opinion most of the Nancy Drew books were awful. The set is over rated. Of the original 56 books, about 25 of them are good. Half the set. This ranks in at #2 with me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a suspenseful book March 3 2001
By A Customer
this book is as good as the others! carolyn keene has really outdone herself this time. in the 3rd mystery, nancy meets a new friend who thinks that her guardians are trying to steal from her. as nancy unwinds the mystery and gets herself in a perilous situation in an old bungalow, she finally solves the mystery. i don't want to spoil the ending, but i'll tell you one's a really good ending!
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You'll love this book! Nancy and helen were saved by a girl named Laura and she becomes their friend.While talking to this poor girl Nancy finds herself solving a suspenseful mystery that will keep you hanging until the very end. Nancy finds that her dad's mystery and Laura's mystery are connected. Read this book and I guarantee that you'll love it all the way to the end!
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The Bunglow Mystery is a very, good book it kept my interest right to the very end. Many times when I was told to put down the book I, did't want to because I was at a cruchal part of the book. And I find this part dthe part most interesting. I beleve that Caroyn Keene has done a great job of discribing the little detales and the characters them selves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book Aug. 28 1998
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The Bungalow Mystery was one of the Classic Nancy Drew mysteries. It was the first Nancy Drew book I read. I was 8 and I loved it. This book was so good I snuck a flashlight under my pillow the night I got the book just so I could finish it. I recommend this book. i give it ***** stars.
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