Produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate by ghostwriters working under the pen name, the Dana Girls follow the adventures of Jean and Louise Dana. Started in 1934, the series has the girls engaging in some amateur detection while attending the fictional Starhurst School for Girls in Penfield, near their hometown Oak Falls.
The stories have a recurring bully, Lettie Briggs, the wealthiest girl at Starhurst, and shadow, Ina Mason. The Dana Girls must deal with the problems of teen life in a school with bullies and solve whatever case has come their way.
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How a Series Book is Printed When series books were published, it was expected that thousands of copies would be printed and sold. The lead-based type metal (actually lead, tin and antimony) was too soft and heavy for a page’s worth of type. The electrotype printing plate was one of two main methods used […]