Nancy Drew Books

@lelin1123 (15643)
Puerto Rico
March 8, 2013 10:07am CST
I read the Nancy Drew books when I was growing up and loved them. I would get a new book for my birthday and Christmas. It was so exciting to read it to the point that I would hate for the book to end. Now I was to introduce these books to my granddaughter but can't seem to find a place to buy them. Amazon is selling the complete set but its a ridulous amount of money. Any suggestions? By the way did you read them as a child yourself?
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@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I read a lot of Nancy Drew books when I was a teener too! I wish I could share the passion of reading with my kids but they are busy with gadgets nowadays. T There is a bookstore here in our country named National Bookstore which still have Nancy Drew books and most latest books. I haven't had a chance to buy new books though.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
Isn't that so unfortunate that so many kids today are growing up with gadgets in their hands instead of a good book before they go to sleep. My seven year old granddaughter though loves to read. Instead of her mom reading to her like she use to when she was younger she is now reading a book to her mommy. I love it.
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
Myabe the parents, the guardians and the people around the kids growing life have something to do with the kids preference on reading over gadget. It is good to hear though that your granddaughter loves to read.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
22 Mar 13
Yes, I'm so happy that she loves to read. I think reading is so important in life.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 13
Hi Lelin, I have never heard about Nancy Drew books I am planning to buy my self a book too this month maybe you can give a little review about the books
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
Nancy Drew Mystery books are what girls of 9 through 16 would read when I was growing up. The books are about a girl name Nancy Drew who lives with her attorney father Carson Drew and a housekeeper named Hannah Gruen. She lost her mom when she was ten years old. She spends her time solving mysteries that she either stumbles upon or some that begin as cases of her fathers. She has help with her best friends, Bess, George and her boyfriend Ned. Many a times I remember her father getting upset with her because she would be taking big chances with her life on some of the cases. They are really good mysteries that young girls just love to read.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
By the way the Nancy Drew Books I read were written by Carolyn Keene. There are other books of Nancy Drew written by other people which were written probably when my girls were little.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 13
I have not heard about the author before i love mystery story I used to read about Alfred Hitchock when I was a kid
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@Mavic123456 (16479)
• Thailand
9 Mar 13
hmmm i found some collections in the Philippines... this is place called "Recto" a university belt. why university belt? because it is a place where most universities are located. Anyway, books there are huge and really a lot. Mountains.... students sell their old books or trade with some books. So I saw some collections there ...
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
Collections of Nancy Drew books in the Philippines?
@Mavic123456 (16479)
• Thailand
9 Mar 13
yup... why we have schools too and we read too. LOL you will see a lot of old books there... fantastic...
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
No I know you have schools but I just didn't think you would have Nancy Drew type books. That really surprises me because I can't find them here in Puerto Rico.
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
8 Mar 13
You could continue the tradition and get her 2-4 books per year at around $5 each. Barnes and Noble has them and I'm sure you could find used paperbacks or hardcovers at used book stores as long as they were recently published. You may be been looking at older copies that are collectible? I was a Hardy Boys fan. There was a lot of action there whereas Nancy Drew books tended to be more cerebral, at least the couple that I read. I was an unusual girl who was bored with dolls and playing house and all the other things girls my age did. I preferred action books, hunting and camping, climbing trees, etc. So the Hardy boys were more to my taste.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
Thanks so much for the info I will check it out. That would be such a good price for a copy of Nancy Drew. Thanks again!
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
18 Mar 13
I checked into it at Barnes and Noble and they are there priced at about 7 to 8 dollars a book or you can get a beginners set at about 16 dollars I think. I'm so excited I will be buying them for Christmas for my oldest granddaughter. Thank you again.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
9 Mar 13
I have read this book several times because my cousin had a box of this book. She was in elementary when her teacher 1 book each week but when her family moved back to Philippines,her teacher gave her a box of Nancy Drew books. It's exciting to read the book but I was not able to finish all.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
18 Mar 13
They were exciting to read and I can't wait to share with my granddaughters.
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
Oh the memories! Haha! I read them all, and this is not primarily because I loved them but because my crush back then borrowed from the library and read all of them! I was such a stalker in elementary! So funny to think about it now! But eventually, I became so engrossed in reading them that I was also able to finish The Hardy Boys! Remember them?
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
18 Mar 13
I remember the Hardy boys but never read them. My brothers read thoses books.
• United States
9 Mar 13
I always wanted to read them all but I only ever got to read 2. I found them at my grandmothers they were hidden away on one of her many bookshelves covered with dust as if they had been there a long time. I opened them up and I was transformed. I spent my summer trying to look for more the only ones I found were above my limited price of 1.00 so instead I searched my grandmothers looking for more bugging my grandmother with my constant questioning about more Nancy Drew finally I moved on to another series that my grandmother seem to have a lot of the books and they seemed interesting and that was the Trixie Belden series. That was also the summer I discovered Little House On the Prarie and the series I started calling my dad and mom, Pa and Ma. As I grew older I out grew the Ma and Pa thing but I never forgot about Nancy Drew I looked at every thrift store I ever went into and I never found any more of the Nancy Drew Series. Now that I am an adult I want my daughter to be able to read them but like you I am having a hard time finding just a few of the books with out having to buy the whole set.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
18 Mar 13
I found out from a fellow mylotter that you can buy them at Barnes and Noble. They are about 7 to 8 dollars a book and for ages 10 and up.
@hotsummer (10467)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
it was so popular befor. but I didn't get the chance to read any of her book. I didn't like reading at all before
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
Oh I loved reading as a child and now at 56 years old I still love it. It takes you away from everything. It makes your imagination work so much better when one reads, in my opinion. You like to read now?
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Mar 13
I never read any of the Nancy Drew books. I am not a fan of mysteries. Not even when I was younger. I read the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder,Black Beauty and most of the Black Stallion books by Walter Farely. Before I forget I did read Flicka,Thunderhead and the Green Grass of Wyoming. Those were my books!
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
Little House on the Prairie and Black Beauty were good books too. I love mysteries so that is probably why I loved the Nancy Drew mystery books.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
Hi Lelin ! Oh Nancy Drew's book was just so beautiful ! I can't resist any copy of it. During my high school life i read all the series of it . I won't stand if 1 book was not down , i remembered how mom was getting angry to me because i can no longer do my task at home because so much hooked to this Nancy Drew's book. Oh in your bookstore there , no more Nancy's books ? So sad , in our country still i am seeing those books displayed in bookstore , just the packaging is new already. So good of you sharing it with grandaughter! Hope you can find and share it . Those books tells a very good moral lesson , worthy to be passed indeed !
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
These books were so good you didn't want to put the book down for a minute. I know I'm sure I got in trouble at times when I was suppose to be doing something else but I was caught reading a Nancy Drew book. The books that are the best are the ones we can't put down though.
• Marikina, Philippines
9 Mar 13
I have never read Nancy Drew, but I have seen one. I have seen one in my library, that means there is someone here in our house who reads Nancy Drew and I have a feeling that its my mom. Anyway, even if I didn't read one of them, I heard that its a mystery. That book is famous and because of word of mouth, I knew that book even though I did not read them at all.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
9 Mar 13
Well they are really very good books. In fact I think I would love to read them again to see how different it is to read them now compare to when I was young.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Mar 13
I grew up reading nancy drew & loved everyone of them.They may have become collector's items. My mother gave mine to my cousin & i never did get them back. Knew i wouldn't when she did that. I was not happy about her giving them away. Hope u can find some for your grandaughter to read. Library might have them if u have one in your town.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
The library here they only have a small collection of english books. Plus I'm looking for my granddaughter who lives far away from me. So I would have to buy them and have them sent to her.
• Canada
8 Mar 13
Hi lelin Oh how I loved Nancy Drew books, maybe check at flea markets, or yard sales you might find some there, I also had bought some PC games they were so much fun I passed them to my niece who has had fun with them also. Those games were not just for kids they were fun for adults too I had bought them from Walmart not sure if you can still find them there good luck!
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
I never heard of the game. Will have to check it out. When living in New York and New Mexico I would always look for them at flea markets or yard sales. Never found any. Now that I'm living in Puerto Rico I know they would not be found here for sure. Even though I keep a look out, if found they would probably be in spanish.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 13
Ooh...Nancy Drew! Splendid books! You just remind me of my younger times during schools. I would read three Nancy Drew books a day...and slowly, i finished most of the books available in the school library shelves. I love the mysterious and adventures Nancy went through, and took some cases of her father's to solve. I just missed the books so much, and i don't have all the collection though...
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
Yes they were the best when I was growing up. I wish I knew what happen to all my books. I would have saved them for my girls and then they could have given them to their daughters. I just can't find a good place to buy them at a good price.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
8 Mar 13
I loved the nancy drew mystery books as a little girl here. Miss them...
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Mar 13
Yes, I do too. That is when I wish I could go back to being a little girl. Young and so naive.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
8 Mar 13
i read that book and also heard it is best selling at one stage,but the fact is that i prefer the movies since it is short and good in terms of visuals
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 13
Lelin, same like you i like Nancy Drew story books. I had been reading them since from the aged of 10. I like the way Nancy Drew approached and solved her problems. In fact, we can even some of our daily problem using her tactics. Why don't you try to find some of Nancy Drew books through your local bookstore? I had seen some new stories of Nancy Drew through my local bookstore. Happy weekend...
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 13
it seemed that my bookstore doesn't provide Nancy Drew I guess I have to search it online is there any e-book of Nancy Drew that I can download freely?
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 13
So far, i haven't discovered any e-book of Nancy Drew being available through online. I always obtained my through my local bookstore. Happy reading, friend...