Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.
My 9 yr old struggles with dyslexia and I read to her - the classic Nancy Drew stories, Harry Potter, of course, and the Pullman stories (Golden Compass, etc) but this is the first time she brought a book to me and ASKED TO READ TO ME. The reading level is perfect for her (3rd grade) and she is intigued with the relationships of the girls as they sort things out in school to solve this junior mystery. I will be selecting other "Notebook" stories for her to enjoy.
It's show and tell time in Nancy Drew's third grade class, and everyone is bringing in some special treasure to share with the rest of the group.
The new girl in school brought in her special treasure, a beautiful unicorn! Some people seem to be jealous, and have some pretty nasty things to say. Before the school day is over, the unicorn disappears.
The tons of suspects and clues are sure going to keep Nancy Drew busy, and she'd better start working fast. That snippy girl, Brenda is planning on announcing the name of who she things is guilty in her own newspaper, the Carlton News!
The Stolen Unicorn is a wonderful example of Carolyn Keene's mystery novels that have enthralled young readers for generations!
When Mari's new unicorn toy is stolen, Nancy is on the job! On the first day, she find's the comb and the stand! But that unicorn is nowhere to be seen! Will Nancy catch the theif before Brenda Carlton does?