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The secret of the old clock / by Carolyn Keene.

By: Keene, Carolyn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Nancy Drew mystery stories. Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780448479699 (hardback).Subject(s): Children's stories | Detective and mystery stories | Rescues -- Juvenile fiction | Drew, Nancy (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] Summary: Nancy Drew solves her first mystery when the accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J KEEN Available IA0512496
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J KEEN Available IA0512489
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J KEEN Available IA0512509
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Previous edition: 1959.

Nancy Drew solves her first mystery when the accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Girl sleuth, Nancy Drew, is introduced in this audio version of the first book in the series. After aiding an injured child, Nancy accidentally stumbles upon the mystery of Josiah Crowley's missing will. While several of Crowley's impoverished relatives claim that he had included them in his will, his arrogant relatives, seem to possess the only copy, which leaves them in total possession of the deceased man's fortune. Nancy is intrigued by the situation and begins searching for Crowley's missing antique clock, an object that reportedly contains a clue to the will's location. During her investigation, she encounters a series of obstacles, one of which is the theft of the clock by thieves. Nancy's rescue of the clock ultimately leads to her discovery of the real will. Narrator Laura Linney (The Mothman Prophecies, The Truman Show) delivers a pleasant listening experience with clear pronunciation and excellent timing. While the voices of some characters are more clearly delineated than others at times, the exchanges between characters are still easily followed. Background music is occasionally used, usually to indicate moments of tension. Libraries with a demand for fiction featuring girl detectives will want to add this to their collections.-Paula L. Setser, Deep Springs Elementary School, Lexington, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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