The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
ISBN: 0448095017
EAN13: 9780448095011
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 1930
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 7.4" L x 4.8" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Format: Hardcover

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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 Secret of the Old Clock, the first 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 Mr. Crowly's friends find his missing will, before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss

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   Perfect book to encourage reading!
Nancy Drew mysteries are my 7 year old daughter's favourite. The vocabulary is excellent and the book is a quick read, Raymond said. There is no objectionable language in the book, and it is appropriate for children. Nancy Drew doesn't behave disrespectfully to her parents, use incorrect grammar, or throw her friends under the bus, Mrs. Jones said. She used to complain about her school's mandated 20 minutes of reading, but now wants to sit down with her pen pals and solve these mysteries. Thanks to Carolyn Keene, we have a new book.
   Just as exciting today
On a lark, I reread this as a 63-year-old because it was such a favorite when I was about 8 or 9. The re-read made me wonder how many times I'll have to read this book. Of course this is not good literature and like all the Nancy Drew books I read as a kid, formulaic. However, I don't think that my daughter would want to read these books, simply because they are not good. It was a total mockery of justice, Byrne said on NBC's "Meet the Press." I liked the plot and the simplicity of the story, Raymond said. It really sparkled for me not just from back-to-school memories, but also from the many years spent with friends and family. It's a quick read, said Dr. Elizabeth D'Amato, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are some who argue that getting a reluctant reader to get hooked on these can be a good thing. Nancy Drew hooked me on reading more than any other book and I can imagine younger girls today might want to devour them as I did back in the early 1960s.
   Awesome book.
I've always loved mysteries, even as a kid. For a kid who loves reading, I would recommend that you try the Etoys.
   A wonderful addition to any child's library
This book is a wonderful addition to any child's library. I'm so pleased with the price and quality of this touching story, said Mary Elizabeth White, UK publisher. I would highly recommend it to anyone. My daughter absolutely loves reading this book.
   A childhood favorite
Nancy is smart and resourceful, and that part of the appeal of this book was also the reason we fell in love with Robert Crane. There are also some intriguing mysteries, suspense, sympathetic victims and villains who get what they deserve, which is all very satisfying. Nancy is a wee bit too perfect for the adult me She somehow knows the right thing to do. But the kid me didn't notice that the book had five stars and would have given it five stars.
   A Childhood Classic Still Engaging
Things from our childhood lose their shine and find us as adults pinning for our gilded memories. Nancy Drew retains the spark of innocence and the peek into the adventurous world that it held when I was a girl. Few things can be said to be timeless, Nancy is among them.
   Tried and True!
I started reading via Zoom to my niece during the pandemic and have been able to share old favorites and discover new, current authors. It's hard to stay ahead of her - as I always read the book before sharing it with her. Nancy Drew never reads anything but middle school English. I've never read a book, nor have I pre-read any of the others. It's fun to share and compare the lifestyle of a fairly affluent young woman in the 1930s and 1940s to girlswomen now, and it lets me catch my breath before the next book.
I already own the rewritten version of Secret of the Old Clock and wanted to read the original 1930s version, so I bought this. The book arrived yesterday, and it's nothing like what was advertised. This is the 50s edition, Don't Be Fals. Only a few of the other reviewers seem to have bothered to review the entire thing, perhaps because they were not impressed by the original.
   A blast from the past.
Nancy Drew was a huge part of my life. After reading about the anniversary of the Nancy Drew books, I decided to revisit the series, and though I'm now 65, I went right back to when I was 10. Nancy, I couldn't get enough of her. Nancy had to roll her eyes at some of the scenes, where she grabbed the little girl who fell off the brick wall and ran her back to her Aunt's house. Nancy declared that Sophia had all but recovered and was "doing okay," according to the police. We really believed that way back in the 1960s, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It was bittersweet to revisit a simpler time, when people didn't have health insurance and there was no safety net for the elderly, Raymond said. It's a time when the neighbors took care of your needs, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It was good to remember what made me want to become a voracious reader, even though the books are now highly unrealistic.
   Childhood memories brought to life
I fell in love with Nancy Drew the first time I was 8 years old. It's a great show, said Barbara Comstock, executive vice president of CBS Television.