If Nancy Drew isn't a born detective, she at least acquired her sleuthing skills at an early age--age eight, to be exact. Such is the premise of this inaugural book in the Nancy Drew Notebooks, which, in the tradition of the Sweet Valley series, turns back the clock to reveal a familiar heroine in her childhood. In this sweet if somewhat insipid tale, Nancy, a spunky third-grader, plans to attend her first sleep-over party. But when--horrors!--the invitations disappear from the hostess's kitchen, the stage is set for Nancy to crack her very first case. Faithfully recording clues in a notebook her father provides, she pieces together the puzzle and announces her solution to her admiring pals (including Bess and George). Told that she sounds like a detective, Nancy is pleased as punch and muses that "she would love to solve mysteries when she grew up." But she'll have a chance to do so even before that: due for simultaneous release is the series' second installment, The Lost Locket . There isn't likely to be a lot of suspense in these mysteries, but most beginning readers won't expect it. Ages 5-8.
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Carolyn Keene is the author of the ever-popular Nancy Drew books.
Over all a very good book and was very entertaining but was very very short this is from Alexander the greatPublished 20 months ago by Beverley J. Senf
Good mystery. Fun to read.
Challenging, but we could read.
Lots of good clues. We liked reading it at bedtime.
I was not expecting books for younger children when I ordered the two notebooks (1,2) but still its interesting to see how the detective got started. Read morePublished on March 26, 2007 by Minal Patel
Nancy Drew is a eight years old girl and a third grader.
She is invited a birth day's party one of her friends is going to have. Read more
If you like mysteries, you will like this book. It's adventerous, a little scary and fun as Nancy tries to figure out who stole the party invitations from Rebecca.Published on August 26, 2001