The Flying Saucer Mystery

  • Title: The Flying Saucer Mystery
  • Author: Carolyn Keene
  • ISBN: 9780671657963
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Flying Saucer Mystery Nancy and her friends in search of information about a UFO become involved in another mystery involving the inheritance of an old man who lives in the forest
    Nancy and her friends, in search of information about a UFO, become involved in another mystery involving the inheritance of an old man who lives in the forest.

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    About Carolyn Keene


    1. 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The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated In a few cases, outdated plots were completely rewritten.Other writers of Nancy Drew volumes include Harriet herself, she wrote most of the series after Mildred quit writing for the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.


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    1. Nancy Drew and her friends (Bess, George, Ned, Dave, and Burt) go camping in a forest where a UFO has been spotted. The friends are looking to solve the mystery by locating the flying sauce, learning something about it, and finding out where it came from.This Nancy Drew book was a bit different than the others I've read. Not a favorite of mine, but still an entertaining story.

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    2. It was nostaligic for me, reading this book with Torin, not that I remember this particular Nancy Drew mystery, but I read them ALL! (I much preferred the ones where she was in a spooky old house, pressing on walls to find a secret passageway.) Oh well, one thing about this bookwe read my old copy straight from Lisbon Community School, with checkout signatures of Stacee Munson, Jill Reiling, and Heather Caspers! What a hoot. :-)

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    3. Placeholder for reread of Warsworn by Elizabeth Vaughan

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    4. Sub-par for the ND franchise. Maybe the author(s) were breathing the same hallucinogenic fumes that Ned and Nancy inhaled at Dismal Swamp. Whatever they were trying to achieve, it fizzled like a wet firecracker.

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    5. What did I just read?

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    6. The first Nancy Drew novel I read, and dearest one to me.

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    7. The Flying Saucer Mystery is about Nancy Drew, Bess Marvin (best friend), George Fayne (best friend), Ned Nickerson (boyfriend), Dave Evans (Bess's boyfriend),and Burt Evaanston (George's boyfriend). Nancy and her friends are going on a camping trip to solve a mystery about a flying saucer.Nancy and Ned have to go pick up cooking utensils from an area by a creek when they encounter a Wildcat. Nancy and Ned meet a man that calls himself Old Joe. Old Joe tells Nancy about a mystery of his own. Old [...]

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    8. Bess, George and Nancy have gone on a camping trip, joined by Ned, Burt and Dave. They are going to investigate a place where UFO sightings have been fairly frequent. While there they meet an old naturalist, Old Joe, who lives in a cottage in the woods and has a wildcat as a friend.He also remembers his father who had apparently left some sort of treasure in the woods for him, but he's never been able to find it, so this gives Nancy another mystery to solve; where is the treasure? Nancy and her [...]

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    9. My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.spreadthewordnevada/Myself, I go out on the we [...]

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    10. This one was . . . interesting, to say the least. Nancy wasn't her usual, clear-headed self when she keeps talking about how the saucer is from outer space instead of ever considering other options. I did like how she mentions the Dana Girls, a series Carolyn Keene was working on at the same time. Besides that, this really didn't seem like a regular Nancy Drew book. Now I must read other Nancy Drew books so that I can get this atrocity of a failure (or is it the other way around, this failure of [...]

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    11. *2.5 stars* The Flying Saucer Mystery was such an easy read, but I had a couple problems with this book (it probably has something to do with it being a children's book and being written in 1980, but still). The mystery in this book was lacking, as well as that one person who always tries to get in Nancy's way. Also, the way the characters acted some of the time was very strange, rude, and uncalled for. Plus this mystery in particular was very weird and had too much going on (and there was not a [...]

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    12. This one was INSANE. AlthoughSPOILERNancy has this long dream where she and Ned are able to telepathically communicate with each other, which is ONE OF MY TOP THINGS EVER, so it does have a special place in my heart. Also, they could fly. And she gets really nervous in the dream when she thinks Ned is leaving her, and he keeps her safe.The fact that all this happened IN CANON (even if it was a dream) indicates how incredibly crazy this book is.

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    13. I found this book, a leftover from my childhood, when we were cleaning out my parents' garage. I re-read it after approximately 30 years, and found it to be borderline racist, absolutely sexist (to both genders) and most unforgivably, badly written and lame. Nostalgia ain't what it's cracked up to be, kids. -cg

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    14. This one makes me mad because by the end you have so many questions and none of them get answered because it's 'classified government information'. And Nancy is just like ". . .Okay!" Come on, Nancy wouldn't stop until she found out the answers, especially after all the weird stuff that happened to her. It's frustrating.

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    15. This is probably the most bizarre of the Nancy Drew mysteries- the swamp gas that gives her strange hallucinations, the loose ends, etc. I was amused to find the name Trixie used for the third or fourth time- on a golden retriever. Usually the Trixies are young girls. All those phony Carolyn Keenes should be a bit more creative!

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    16. This was the dumbest ND book I have read. Whoever is authoring these really late books in the series does not have the right voice. She (he) doesn't have the interactions between people right. And this particular story was just dumb just can't say any more, it just wasn't to my liking. Hate to break up a full set, but am sure I'll never read this one again.

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    17. Nacy Drew books should stay away from science related mysteries. Clearly the author didn't bother to do any research on what they were writing. Characters kept talking about 'anigravitational beams' and when it was suspected that Nancy and Ned had been irradiated the solution was to not share eating utensils with others in their group *sigh*

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    18. I have read almost all of the Nancy Drew books in the series and so far I've loved them all. But this one has been my least favorite. What about the bad guys who try to stop Nancy from solving the mystery? I felt like this book was missing a lot of the things that a really good Nancy Drew book would have. I give it 2 out of 5 stars.

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    19. This was a fun read and seemed to be more current than the ones that are obviously set in the 1930s - 1940s. The story was interesting and different. But there were some loose ends that were not wrapped up in the end. These unanswered questions related to one of the bigger events in the book. I guess we can all decide for ourselves the answer. Overall it was an enjoyable and quick read.

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    20. I love Nancy Drew books, but I did not enjoy this one. Sorry Keene, please stay away from science fiction! SPOILERS-I dislike how the whole book is leading up to the aliens being real, then giving some bogus excuse as to why they're not. I really didn't like that.

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    21. It actually was not that enjoyable of a story. The story contained "Dallas" dream sequences, and the ending left so much to be desired, and did not even come close to answering all the questions that the book raised. I love Nancy Drew books, but this one left much to be desired.

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    22. This book was pretty good, but the ending was bogus. They explained some, but very little about the flying saucer was revealed, as it was labled "classified." That's author for, "I can't think of the answers, so this is a way that I don't have to tell you without looking too bad!"

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    23. WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSi hated this book. i think it is the worst nancy drew book. while trying to solve a mystery, nancy and ned fall asleep and have these really weird dreams that don't make any sense. THIS BOOK STINKS!!!!!

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    24. Very unrealistic story line. Not up to par with other Nancy Drew books.

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    25. Listened to my brother in law read this book aloud. Very odd, slightly supernatural mystery and hilariously bad prose. Not recommended except ironically.

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    26. I did not think it was as good as the others.It seemed as though she did it because she was bored.

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    27. I forgot i was reading this book. Nancy could have used a clue about horses. duh!

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    28. This is quite possibly the weirdest Nancy Drew book I've ever read, but it was still pretty good. It held my attention, and the storyline was fun.

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    29. Well I am in fact reading it, and it is in in fact extremely cheesy as well as being out of character for me to choose, but I am reading it in spanish.

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