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Bobs, a Girl Detective (The Adventure and Mystery Series for Girls)

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Bobs, a Girl Detective. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Grace May North, which is now, at last, again available to you.

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Paperback, 70 pages
Published March 8th 2013 by Emereo Classics (first published May 8th 1928)
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Caroline

The 1928 novel Bobs, a Girl Detective by Grace May North, has as much style and depth as a Stratenmeyer book. In it, the “impoverished” Vandergrift sisters, Gloria, Roberta (Bobs), Gwen, and Lena May have moved to New York City to find work and to live in a dilapidated mansion. They solve mysteries. And help immigrants. And have romantic entanglements.

I rather imagine that the author (like most of her generation) was inordinately influenced by Little Women. Her story also features four sisters,
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Richard
Oct 31, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
There are a number of things I loved about this book, like the protagonist Bobs (Roberta) -- whom the author keeps reminding us is a "hoidenish girl", which is apparently another term for tom-boy. She's one of four sisters who lose their home due to some problem with title to the property left by their grandfather. They have some adventures in the big city, circa 1928.

The book is pretty short and up through the first 75% of it, I sometimes wondered how the author would ever wrap things up succes
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Roberta
Sep 14, 2016 Roberta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The first book where I remember actually seeing the classic phrase: "Had she but known."

Having been used to reading girl detective books written later, like The Secret of the Old Clock with Nancy Drew and Saboteurs on the River with Penny Parker, this book seemed tame and old fashioned in comparison. It could have been better.

The portrayal of a family of rich girls adjusting to living a life as poverty-stricken orphans was not very realistic. The girls were supposed to have very little money bu
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I listened to this book while I mowed the lawn. It was very entertaining altho it felt like a book I had read before mainly because I figured out what was going to happen long before we got to that part of the story. Seemed the author used such a basic plot and hinted at what was going to happen before it happened that I usually knew before I got to that part of the story what it was all about.
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Grace May North-Monfort was born in Utica, New York, and between 1919 and 1931 wrote a number of books under her own name as well as her personal pseudonym, "Carol Norton." In addition to writing three volumes in the X Bar X Boys series, she also wrote a short series of western stories for young children, called the "Southwest Stories for Children," unpublished at the time of her death.
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