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Happy Birthday, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

This post is written on Harriet Stratemeyer Adam’s 124th birthday (eldest daughter of author Edward Stratemeyer). Edward Stratemeyer founded the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1905. Although he had the idea earlier and wrote about the idea, the first book assignments produced through the Syndicate process were ordered in 1905 and published in 1906. He ran the […]

Bobbsey Twins

Bobbsey Twins

The Bobbsey Twins series. In addition to the Deep Sea (Dave Fearless) series, the Bobbsey Twins was the other series where the first volume was personally written by Edward Stratemeyer. This only applies to the original text for The Bobbsey Twins; or, Merry Days Indoors and Out as it was published by Mershon in 1904. […]

Laura Lee Hope

Laura Lee Hope

“Laura Lee Hope” was one of the Syndicate’s most frequently used pseudonyms.  It was first used for the Bobbsey Twins series and other books for the youngest audience.  However, it was also used for older readers as well.  The Stratemeyer Syndicate series that used the name are: The Bobbsey Twins series (1904—1979) The Outdoor Girls series (1913—1933) The Moving Picture Girls […]

Bobbsey Twins format page

The Bobbsey Twins was one of the longest-running series produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  The first volume was personally written by Edward Stratemeyer and was published in 1904. It was not a big seller.  Undeterred, two additional titles were added in 1907, the product of a ghostwriter, Lilian C. Garis, working from Stratemeyer’s outlines.  These also did […]

Bobbsey Twins Formats

Bobbsey Twins Formats

The Bobbsey Twins is probably the series with the longest run of publication. Over a century old, it was mainly produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a company founded by Edward Stratemeyer (1863-1930) in 1905 to develop series books and offer them to publishers. The first Bobbsey Twins title, The Bobbsey Twins; or, Merry Days Indoors and […]

Bobbsey Twins

Bobbsey Twins

Edward Stratemeyer wrote the first book in the Bobbsey Twins series in 1904 under the pseudonym “Laura Lee Hope.”  The rest of the series was written by ghostwriters under the outlines of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The books follow the adventures of two fraternal sets of twins: Bert and Nan (12 years old in most books) and Flossie […]