The Message in the Hollow Oak

The Message in the Hollow Oak

Carolyn Keene / Dec 12, 2019

The Message in the Hollow Oak Nancy Drew determines if an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild Animal Show in a mysterious scheme

  • Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak
  • Author: Carolyn Keene
  • ISBN: 9781101077139
  • Page: 184
  • Format: ebook
  • Nancy Drew determines if an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild Animal Show in a mysterious scheme.

    • Best Download [Carolyn Keene] ☆ The Message in the Hollow Oak || [Suspense Book] PDF ☆
      184 Carolyn Keene
    • thumbnail Title: Best Download [Carolyn Keene] ☆ The Message in the Hollow Oak || [Suspense Book] PDF ☆
      Posted by:Carolyn Keene
      Published :2019-09-01T00:49:50+00:00

    About "Carolyn Keene"

      • Carolyn Keene

        Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people both men and women over the years The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet It was Mildred Benson aka Mildred A Wirt , who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancy s character Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories , including the first three It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant hit The Stratemeyer Syndicate s devotion to the series over the years under the reins of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams helped to keep the series alive and on store shelves for each succeeding generation of girls and boys In 1959, Harriet, along with several writers, began a 25 year project to revise the earlier Carolyn Keene novels The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated In a few cases, outdated plots were completely rewritten.Other writers of Nancy Drew volumes include Harriet herself, she wrote most of the series after Mildred quit writing for the Syndicate and in 1959 began a revision of the first 34 texts The role of the writer of Carolyn Keene passed temporarily to Walter Karig who wrote three novels during the Great Depression Also contributing to Nancy Drew s prolific existence were Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Nancy Axelrod, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr and Margaret Scherf.


    665 Comments

    1. I give this a 3-star review, just because my daughter so enjoys being read these Nancy Drew stories. For me, the plots are SO unrealistic. Someone gets kidnapped in almost every single Nancy Drew book! Including this one! Two separate people were in fact kidnapped in this one. Yet both were found unharmed and saved by Nancy. And car accidents. Almost every book Nancy gets in a car accident. Including in this one. Yet she always walks away fine, with either no damage to the car, or just minor dam [...]


    2. Whether or not you know anything about the different versions of Nancy Drew books, the books printed after 1959 are revised versions from the original Nancy Drew books. Only two of the original Nancy Drew books were totally rewritten when they were revised. This book is one of them. The other is The Secret of Shadow Ranch. I recommend reading both versions as the reader gets a better idea of how the original was written and how the revised version is different.


    3. Revised edition (haven't read original). Grave robbing. Hated it - Nancy Drew and the other regular characters wouldn't do that. She and the others would have said it was wrong. I like archaeology such as exploring and searching places that aren't burial grounds. Desecrating graves is despicable as well as disrespectful. Forget this book if you want to read Nancy Drew - there are so many great Nancy Drew books you could read instead.


    4. Very dark and mysterious Nancy Drew novel. This series is so much fun, because no two books are the same.



    5. Archeology project! At this point, some weeks after finishing, I forget the precise mystery. I only remember the awkward social situation Nancy endures amongst the students who are involved in this "dig" for Native American artifacts, skeletons, etc.Here's the sitch: One of the students, whose name is "Art" is apparently a cool guy because he owns a motorcycle. He seems sweet on Nancy, and she enjoys his helpful offers to drive her to the closest town so she can make phone calls. But of course s [...]


    6. Very good book! I think it was cool to see them dig up burial grounds and find treasure. I would recommend to all mystery and adventure lovers!!!


    7. Every Nancy Drew mystery brings me back to grade school Just waxing nostalgic last week. :). One of the better Nancy Drews I've read because Ned Nickerson joined the adventure. But I do hope I also get to read the original story someday. I wonder why they changed it?


    8. This was a tedious story. The mystery(s) were choppy and pretty far fetched. Kadle was crazy obsessed with finding the treasure, yet he didn't find these two massive oaks with big lumps on them? He instead chops a newer oak into a mess? He decides to hire two thugs to harass Nancy and the archaeology crew? Please. The constant barraging of thieves at the dig site was not interesting, even with the walking skeleton. All that driving back and forth from the farmhouse to the town to make phone call [...]


    9. I read a new printing of this book. I was at a used bookstore one day and saw it with a different cover. I opened it up, to my surprise the only thing the same between the old and the new was the title. The older 1932 copy is a lot better, it's more exciting.


    10. I read all the Nancy Drew books (and the Hardy Boys) when I was a child, but I will admit that I have read them all again as an adult (a few years ago). The stories are old fashioned, but that's why I like them so much.




    11. These are just my notes *MAJOR SPOILERS* on the differences between the old (1930s) and new (1970s) versions of the novel. I haven't attempted to write an actual review at this point.In the older version, Nancy, Bess and George are in a great train wreck on the way to survey some land in Canada which Nancy has unrealistically won from a radio contest. Before the accident, Nancy meets a famous Hollywood script writer and novelist on the train and ends up reuniting her with both her estranged Gran [...]


    12. UGH. Impressively boring, even for a Nancy Drew story. It shouldn't take more than a day to read one of these books, let alone nearly a month, but I was never excited to pick it up once I put it down. Nancy is in Ohio (I think?) hanging out with a bunch of college students who're on an archaeology dig, scrounging up "ancient Indian" artifacts. She's looking for a treasure hidden in a hollow oak tree by following metal plates nailed to other oak trees, and of course a selfish baddie is scrambling [...]


    13. This book was interesting and intense in my opinion that is. Nancy is always solving those mysteries while getting herself caught in scary situations. The only thing I do hate even though I believe everyone would hate the antagonist, was Kit Kadle. And when Nancy found that box and open it. I believe that Kit would be fairly disappointed, seeing as it's actually not a box full of gold but just some very valuable artifacts. As always foiled again by Nancy Drew the great detective. No one will eve [...]


    14. Nancy Drew and friends set out to solve an impossible-seeming mystery, one that is 300 years old. How can there still be clues to follow? Seems unrealistic, but that is explained by the fact that oak trees can live to be centuries old. As usual, this mystery is fraught with danger, and the crooks are determined to have the treasure - at any cost!I don't remember reading this as a child, so I read this with fresh eyes. I can imagine that as a child I would have been spooked by the idea of an old [...]




    15. I do not remember this one from when I was little. I am enjoying reading these, especially the ones I don't quite recall.




    16. **spoiler alert** These are just my notes *MAJOR SPOILERS* on the differences between the old (1930s) and new (1970s) versions of the novel. I haven't attempted to write an actual review at this point.In the older version, Nancy, Bess and George are in a great train wreck on the way to survey some land in Canada which Nancy has unrealistically won from a radio contest. Before the accident, Nancy meets a famous Hollywood script writer and novelist on the train and ends up reuniting her with both [...]


    17. This book was one of my most desired as a child, because it was one of the few Nancy Drew mysteries my library didn't have. Finally someone gave the 1972 revision to me when I was near the end of my ND days. I didn't hate the new one, but it was unmemorable, concerning hidden missionary treasure. "Hidden missionary treasure" could be an intriguing plot device since these are not words usually found together. Unfortunately, it wasn't.The 1935 edition is not unmemorable. It is completely different [...]


    18. OH HOLY SHIT, WHERE TO START.-Nancy wins a radio contest (all she has to do is THINK about something and she wins) and as a reward, she's given the deed to some property in Canada. Her dad thinks it's probably worthless, but Nancy's like YESSSSSS I'M FINALLY INTERNATIONAL. And then IMMEDIATELY some shady characters start harassing her to sell, so of course that's a tip-off.-She runs into a nice old lady with heavy luggage, and then almost immediately lets some shady asshole steal the suitcase (i [...]


    19. This is a story based on archeological and the history of the Native Americans in the Hopewell area and near that area.Nancy learns about a message in an old oak tree that is supposed to lead to some kind of treasure. She also learns that there is an archeological dig going on in the area where the tree is supposed to be, so she joins the dig and is later joined by George and Bess and Ned and his friends.The problem is that there is some creep named Kit Kadle that wants that message for himself [...]


    20. I'm not sure where my bewilderment starts and irritation ends. As an archaeologist, the piss-poor conditions of the dig site and complete incompetence of the woman in charge was astounding to me. No method, no security, no rules! I understand that this is a) fiction b) a Nancy Drew story, but Carolyn Keehn was generally well researched. Also, the stupid love triangle? Puh-leez. Nancy has a habit of neglecting to mention her boyfriend Ned to the flock of interchangeable male stand-ins that seem t [...]


    21. Read both the original and re-written version of this book for a course on children's literature. The original, 1937 Message in the Hollow Oak was a romance story set in Canada; Nancy wins some property in a contest, and on her way to survey it (hoping to find gold) she gets involved in an exciting adventure that includes a train derailment, being shot at, several kidnappings, and blowing up a dam with dynamite, all to stop some crooks from taking what is hers (while reuniting some long-lost lov [...]


    22. The Message in the Hollow Oak is a children's story by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym) and the 12th book in the Nancy Drew series.Nancy Drew travels to Illinois to track down an ancient treasure, but when she receives threats and a friend is kidnapped, Nancy realizes that her life is in danger.I’ve always been a voracious reader. So, as a child, one of my favorite things about summer was the frequent trips to our local library, which was less than a mile from our house. Like most young girls of a ce [...]


    23. Another fun read. Nancy Drew, girl genius, is asked to solve the mystery of the message in the hollow oak by a member of the New York detective's club, when they were unable too. The book is full of dated material beginning with an archaeological dig of the Indian burial grounds in southern Illinois. Of course disturbing an ancient burial ground is taboo these days. People are kidnapped, but never harmed. The worst is they aren't fed regularly, for shame. A bit of jealousy arises when another bo [...]


    Leave a Reply