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THE SECRET AT SHADOW RANCH (Nancy Drew #5)
THE SECRET AT SHADOW RANCH - Nancy Drew #5 Author:Carolyn Keene This is the 1950s or 1960s reprint of the 1931 version of the fifth book in the original Nancy Drew series. The actual author of the book is Mildred Wirt Benson. The color cover illustration of Nancy on a rearing horse was done by artist Bill Gillies. The frontispiece black & white illustration is by artist R.H. Tandy. — Plot Summary (per Wikiped... more »ia): Nancy travels with her friends Bess and George and their cousin Alice to Arizona where the cousins' aunt attempts to keep up a ranch she received as a payment of a debt. Nancy re-unites Alice with her long-lost father. She also uncovers the mystery behind why an old mountain woman is guardian of a beautiful young girl. Nancy and her friends go horseback riding, witness a flash flood, get lost in the mountains overnight, and see a dangerous mountains lion.
According to Publishers' Weekly, as of 2001, this book in the Nancy Drew series is No. 50 on the List of All-Time Bestselling Children's Books.« less