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The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew, Book 12) [Hardcover]

By Carolyn Keene (Author)
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Pages   210
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.56" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.01"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 1999
Publisher   Applewood Books
ISBN  1557092583  
EAN  9781557092588  

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Nancy Drew tackles a mystery professional detectives failed to solve--finding a valuable centuries-old message in a hollow oak tree in Illinois.

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More About Carolyn Keene

Carolyn Keene Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. In addition, Keene is credited with the Nancy Drew spin-off, River Heights and the Nancy Drew Notebooks.

Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Syndicate, hired writers, beginning with Mildred Wirt, later Mildred Wirt Benson, to write the manuscripts for the Nancy Drew books. The writers initially were paid $125 for each book and were required by their contract to give up all rights to the work and to maintain confidentiality.

Benson and Harriet Adams (Stratemeyer's daughter ) are often credited as the primary writers of Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene; other ghostwriters who used this name to write Nancy Drew mysteries included James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, Nancy Axelrad, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., Margaret Scherf, and Susan Wittig Albert. Also involved in the Nancy Drew writing process were Harriet Stratemeyer Adams's daughters, who gave input on the series and sometimes helped to choose book titles;(p158) the Syndicate's secretary, Harriet Otis Smith, who invented the characters of Nancy's friends Bess and George;(p140) and the editors at Grosset and Dunlap.[1](p228) The first book in the Nancy Drew series was The Secret of the Old Clock.

In 1978, the Stratemeyer Syndicate changed publishers to Simon & Schuster, a move that the former publishers, Grosset and Dunlap, went to court to prevent the switch, claiming a breach of contract. The decision was made in favor of the Syndicate, stating that they could choose which publisher they would like to use, for subsequent entries in the series. However, since the editors at Grosset and Dunlap were so heavily involved in writing the Drew books, they won the rights to the volumes that they had published.

In 1986, the Syndicate was bought by publishers Simon & Schuster; the Drew books are now handled by Mega-Books, a New York book packager.

Carolyn Keene died in 2002.

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Nancy Drew's Message in the Hollow Oak  Jan 26, 2007
This Nancy Drew mystery book is twelth in its series. It is a fictional mystery, and is filled with suprise and supense. I loved the book. It was a page-turner and was full of supense. I thought that it was because of all the suprises and the determination of Nanc to continue to solve the mystery. Without Nancy Drew's determination and keen thinking, the book would have been dull and boring. I definetly recomend this book. I believe the book is well suited for anyone from grades five through eight. Since you do not have encough clues until the end of the story, you cannot find out where the treasure is hidden until Nancy finds it.
the message in the hollow oak  Mar 5, 2006
this nancy drew is an exiting adventure.nancy is asked by a dectective to find the message in the hollow oak.this is a very exiting book!nancy faces danger the moment she faces her eyes on the dangerous kit kaddle.he will stop at nothing to stop this sleuth in solving the mystery.he will even try to kidnap people from the archiologist dig where nancy is staying to search for the hollow oaks tresure. this book gets a little unexiting is some parts but i loved it. the last 4 chapters really held my interest.this is a very good book that i reccomend you buy!
One of the best books in this series.  Oct 29, 2005
The Message in the Hollow Oke is among my favorites in the Nancy Drew series. It is full of excitiment and adventure.You should deffently read it.
The Message in the Hollow Oak  Jun 4, 2005
The Hollow Oak book was about a message along with treasure hidden in a Hollow Oak by a man named Pere'
Fracious. He was a french surveyor who traveled to indian villages and one of Nancy's new friends Bocecy and his crew of detectives were trying to find the message. However, because they didn't have enough time to find the treasure, he told Nancy about it and thought maybe she could discover it. When she gets on the case, a man maned Kit Kadle tries to stop her from getting the treasure by kidnapping two people to scare her off the case. Instead she finds the two people and finds the treasure.

I thought the book was very exciting and intriguing because it really had me glued to the book so much that I never wanted to put down. It really had my attention.

submitted by Brittany, IL
An Exciting Adventure  Apr 9, 2003
This review concerns the original 1935 edition and the revised 1972 edition which is completely different from the original. In the original, Nancy wins a piece of land in northern Canada in a radio contest and almost immediately people are trying to buy the land from her. Could it be valuable? Determined to see the land for herself, Nancy, along with her friends Bess and George, set out for the remote wilderness of northern Canada. Along the way the three girls meet an authoress who tells them a sad story of how she was kept apart from her first love many years ago. Upon arriving at her land, Nancy finds that a ruthless group of swindlers is trying to steal her land from her. How Nancy reunites the authoress with her first love and outsmarts the group of swindlers makes for a rather interesting story. This really isn't a mystery story, it's more of an adventure; however, it is quite an exciting book. The story grabs your attention very quickly and there is plenty of action. The northern Canadian setting is used very effectively. The end of the book was very good, as it displays two of Nancy's best qualities, her courage and her willingness to sacrifice something that is hers to help someone else. Unfortunately, this edition is not the one found in new book stores; however, if you ever find it at a used book store, buy it, you won't be disappointed with it. In the revised edition, Nancy goes to the Ohio River area of Illinois to search for a hollow oak. Legend has it, that in the 1600s a French missionary hid a treasure in a hollow oak but was killed before he could reveal its location. This version isn't bad. The book kept me interested throughout but it never had me so engrossed that I couldn't put it down. I would recommend reading this book, but I enjoyed the original version so much more.

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