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Writ in Stone (Nancy Drew Graphic Novels: Girl Detective #2) Paperback – October 13, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Papercutz; 1ST edition (October 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597070025
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597070027
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Writ in Stone" is installment #2 in the graphic novel series featuring Nancy Drew, girl detective. The series updates the popular novels by Carolyn Keene, reimagining teenagers Nancy Drew, best friends George and Bess, and boyfriend Ned into 21st Century River Heights and the latest in high-tech sleuthing gear.

As the story opens, Professor Severe, a young archeologist, claims to have found an ancient artifact in River Heights that would prove the Chinese beat Columbus to the New World by a few decades. Unfortunately, the stone mysteriously goes missing at a exhibition in River Heights. Also missing is a young boy, who may have filmed the theft with a camcorder.

Nancy and her friends are soon hot on the trail of suspected thieves and kidnappers, although a series of mishaps slow their progress. Nancy's boyfriend Ned gets a prominent role in assisting Nancy, and in saving her from an unknown assailant. In the end, a clever trap solves the case.

"Writ in Stone" is highly recommended to the latest generation of Nancy Drew fans.
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By Blue Tyson on September 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
A kid's series it would appear, that you could call Veronica Mars really, really, really, really, really, really lite. As in this is aimed at the single figure and slightly later crowd.

It is supposed to be somewhat manga styled, and the 'professor' that is the villain of the piece looks like he is about 23, that sort of a thing. Also, a combination of artwork, and computer graphics, maybe so they can pump them out faster? It is done pretty well, and the background artwork is not so detailed, so maybe that is a labor time thing. Doesn't seem to detract.

Basically, the story is a young boy goes missing with a camcorder that has some evidence, and so does an artifact of archaeological significance.
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This book has some really pretty panels, but the story's about as subtle as a 2x4 hanging out around eye level. I guess I'm just missing the Nancy Drew of old who conquered international bad guys and occasionally hung out with the Hardy Boys. The recent reboot (girl detective) seems to have reduced her to retrieving lost museum items...and not as cooly as Indiana Jones.

Story: An ancient artifact and a little boy go missing and Nancy and her pals need to sort out both messes at once.

Quick, easy read. It's enjoyable but forgettable.
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Born in the Bronx, Stefan Petrucha spent his formative years moving between the big city and the suburbs, both of which made him prefer escapism.

A fan of comic books, science fiction and horror since learning to read, in high school and college he added a love for all sorts of literary work, eventually learning that the very best fiction always brings you back to reality, so, really, there's no way out.

An obsessive compulsion to create his own stories began at age ten and has since taken many forms, including novels, comics and video productions. At times, the need to pay the bills made him a tech writer, an educational writer, a public relations writer and an editor for trade journals, but fiction, in all its forms, has always been his passion. Every year he's made a living at that, he counts a lucky one. Fortunately, there've been many.