Laura Lee Hope signature
Around 1978 the Stratemeyer Syndicate made a sheet with the “official” signatures of pen names used on the series available in print at the time. This is the “Laura Lee Hope” signature. The Syndicate staff practiced these signatures in case an occasion required a signed book to be sent out. Generally, though, they did not have book signings in the modern practice.

“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 series (1914—1916)
  • The Bunny Brown series (1916—1931)
  • The Six Little Bunkers series (1918—1930)
  • The Make-Believe series (1920—1923)
  • The Blythe Girls series (1925—1932)

Series Book Info:

Blythe Girls

Blythe Girls

The Blythe Girls series was published by Grosset and Dunlap from 1925 to 1932 for the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pen name of Laura Lee Hope .Three teenaged sisters, Helen, Margy, and Rose Blythe, are orphaned and must move to New York city from the country. The stories follow their...
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 .Bobbsey Twins as they first appeared. A much smaller book--and hard to find. ...
Bobbsey Twins Formats

Bobbsey Twins Formats

The Bobbsey Twins  is probably the series with the longest run of publication. Nearly 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.Mershon...
Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue

Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue

The Bunny Brown and Sister Sue books are, like the Bobbsey Twins and many of the other Laura Lee Hope books, meant for young audiences.Produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-1931, the books follow their young protagonists in adventures with circuses, carnivals, seaside visits,...
Make Believe Stories

Make Believe Stories

The Toy Story of their day, the Make Believe Stories by Laura Lee Hope follow the tales of various toys who are alive or at least are anthropomorphic heroes of their own tales.Twelve titles were produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1920 to 1923. Like many of the other titles produced...
Moving Picture Girls

Moving Picture Girls

The Moving Pictures girls is a series about young women who are involved in the early film industry in New Jersey.Produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1914 to 1916 under the pen name Laura Lee Hope , the seven volumes follow the fortunes of Hosmer DeVere and his daughters Ruth and...
Outdoor Girls

Outdoor Girls

From 1913-1933, the Outdoor Girls series follows a group of New York girls who form a Camping and Tramping Club. Produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the Laura Lee Hope pen name , the series had twenty-three volumes.This "raging" manatee is one of the adventures faced by the Outdoor...