Ë By the Light of the Study Lamp Ø Download by Ø Carolyn Keene I read this series so long ago, that it is difficult to remember details All I remember now is that I liked the Dana Girls better than Nancy Drew, although I don t remember why It may have been the whole boarding school scene that appealed to me.
Although the Dana Girls attend boarding school, this is primarily a mystery series, and I always preferred Jean and Louise to Nancy Drew.
I must say I wasn t a fan of the Dana Girls, the crime solving sister sleuths who were stop 2 on my tour of 1930s girls mystery series While I appreciate formulaic fiction with the best of them and find it very cool that there was formula fiction in the 1930 featuring girls doing something other than cooking or sewing or preparing to be Mrs June Cleaver in another decade or two, I found it hard okay, impossible to look past the incredible sense of entitlement that Jean and Louise displayed In the opening chapters the girls seemed less horrified that someone broke into their home and robbed them than they did that someone had the nerve to take their special present, and this feeling of just a bit off of the normal emotional response continued throughout the scene where the police officer arrests them on suspicion of grand theft auto was particularly grating, especially since the g This series seems comparable to Nancy Drew in a number of ways I ve only read the first entry so I can t say that they are for sure.
It s a simple fast paced read, nothing too thrilling or overly exciting The violence in this book wasin line with the violence in the 1980 s 1990 s Nancy Drew series, and so was the recklessness of the Dana girls Obviously since this was a Carolyn Keene book written prior to the 1970 s, some racially insensitive material was bound to occur All I will say on that is, lawsy I is tied of dat I se be jes about the happies woman in dis world if all colored folk don t talk like dis in deese books I gwine now.
I loved this series of books that I read back in junior high They are from the same syndicate that wrote the Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys, but I much preferred the Dana Girls.
read the old versions Much better And interesting the terms they used back then
In their first adventure, Louise and Jean receive a surprise present from their Uncle Ned a beautiful antique study lamp that they plan to use when they return to Starhurst their boarding school But not long after they open the present, the lamp is stolen from their home The girls are disappointed and arrive at Starhurst in a subdued mood, but are heartened when Mrs Crandall, Jean And Louise Dana Are Given A Valuable Study Lamp By Their Uncle Ned The Girls Plan To Place It In Their Study Room At Starhurst When They Return For Their Sopho Year But Before The Girls Leave, The Lamp Is Stolen After The Sisters Return To Starhurst, They Discover The Lamp In A Secondhand Shop And Buy It Back Unwittingly, The Girls Make An Enemy Of Their Classmate, Lettie Briggs, Not Only Because The Girl Had Planned To Buy The Lamp But Because The Danas Room Is The One Lettie Wanted To Have At StarhurstThe Danas Are Overjoyed When They Discover That Their Friend Evelyn Starr Has Returned To Starhurst Evelyn S Family Once Owned Starhurst, But Evelyn And Her Brother Now Have Very Little Money, And Evelyn Is Unsure That She Can Pay For The Tuition The Danas Hope That They Can Find A Way To Help Evelyn Stay At Starhurst, Little Realizing That The Solution To Evelyn S Problem Is Held Within The Antique Study Lamp I loved this book This is an amazing sort and adventure with the Dana Girls This series is very similar to Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries so if you enjoy reading those types of mysteries you would love this series I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries