by Carolyn Keene
I grew up with Nancy Drew and I loved her! Nancy could do anything. She had a flat tire, no problem, Nancy changed it. A giant tree fell across the road blocking it? Not to worry because Nancy found a way around it. I loved reading about her and her sleuthing adventures. I especially like the original version of the books with the Russell Tandy illustrations.
Although the original 1930’s books are no longer “politically correct'” I loved it that she drove a roadster, wore frocks and had chums. By the time I was in fourth grade, I had read all of the books more than once. When I was sick, my mother would read them to me. I love that memory. Nancy was a great role model for young women even though I didn’t know what that was at the time. Nancy will always hold a special place in my heart.
The Secret of The Old Clock was the first title in The Nancy Drew Mysteries series, published in 1930. Nancy Drew is introduced to us, and she searches for a missing will.