80th anniversary of Nancy Drew Celebrated on NBC Friday
The penultimate Nancy Drew sleuth, enthusiast, collector, and historian Jennifer Fisher will be on the Today Show tomorrow on NBC with Al Roker.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of Nancy Drew, the Today Show via Al's Book Club for Kids, will be doing a book club segment on the first Nancy Drew book (The Secret of the Old Clock) and the first Hardy Boys book (The Tower Treasure). So tune in if you have a chance. Jennifer will, no doubt, be talking about the legions of children over many generations who were influenced by the independent girl detective. Nancy Drew books have a rich history that reflects the eras in which the various editions were created.
I loved Nancy Drew books as a child and the main characters of Dead Frog on the Porch are inspired by her and learned much about sleuthing from reading Nancy Drew books.
Indeed, my debut novel has been called "Nancy Drew for the ipod generation" by Shenaaz Nanji Governor General Award Finalist 2008. So if you loved Nancy Drew books as a child, chances are your children or grandchildren will love Dead Frog on the Porch.