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Old 06-07-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: West Egg
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When I was a kid (late 1970s, early 1980s), I stumbled across several old copies of the "Bomba, The Jungle Boy" books at my grandma's house, which I read and enjoyed -- that series was another Stratemeyer creation.

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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I read Nancy Drew and Bobsey Twins. I also loved all the Cherry Ames books. Great memories.

Cherry Ames--student nurse? or something like that? I remember the name. I read everything I could get my hands on.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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I also have the DVD of the Tower Treasure Hardy Boys film that was first shown on the Mickey Mouse Club show on TV in the 1950's. It's pretty long, around 3 hours. Shown originally in serial format, probably over a matter of several weeks. What is surprising is the negative depiction of some of the adult characters, particularly a scene where they are portrayed as selfish and not to be trusted. You would not expect to see that view in a Disney film, especially regarding adult women who are usually seen as more "angelic".
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I just bought the first Nancy Drew at a used bookstore. I think it's like the Secret of the Old Clock. Is that a good one start with? (I've read a few Hardy Boys already.)
I would definitely start with the first Nancy Drew. If I recall correctly, it covers a few basics.

I love the Nancy Drew books, especially the originals, but I also like the books written in the 70s-80s called the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, and the Nancy Drew Files of the 80s and 90s. I believe there are also some Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mysteries from the 80s or 90s out there that I also enjoyed. My favorites are the originals, though, and I read them occasionally. My mom has many of the originals at home and I hope to inherit them at some point in order to pass them along.

My favorite of all of the Nancy Drew books is The Haunted Bridge. According to wikipedia, it is the 15th Nancy Drew book.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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So - OP - you have read the first three of the Hardy Boy's series - that means Tower Treasure, House on the Cliff, and Secret of the Old Mill. The fourth is Missing Chums: I will tell this much - Chet Morton is an integral part of it - yet he doesn't show up much in the storyline(think "missing")!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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This post brought back memories for me as well! I had the Nancy Drew series sent from one of the old book clubs (some of my first mail!) and my brother got The Hardy Boys... and we swapped out (well, I read his Hardy Boys - pretty sure he would not be caught dead reading the Nancy Drew books). It was always a long wait between deliveries every month! I also remember the Trixie Beldon series which I got from the library, as well as another fun one... "The Happy Hollisters". These are all tucked away somewhere in my mother's attic still...

Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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I have seen some reprints of Hardy Boys books in their original versions. There just seems to be WAY too much to read from.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: central Oregon
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Then there is The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude C Warner. My son loved these books and is sorry he gave them away. We use to read them aloud.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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Then there is The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude C Warner. My son loved these books and is sorry he gave them away. We use to read them aloud.
Loved the Boxcar Series too.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Lk. Michigan & Lk. Huron
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Such a variety of adventure books out there, some I've never heard of. Of all, I have only read the ND. Hubby has a mess of them, I tend to read them once in awhile, had he not have the ND books on hand, then I would have said I've never read any of the books previously mentioned. Would be fun to pick up another kind of book series to see what it's about.
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