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Rehak, Melanie

Overview
Works: 8 works in 43 publications in 4 languages and 2,860 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Cookbooks  Juvenile works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PS3545.I774, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Melanie Rehak
 
Most widely held works by Melanie Rehak
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her by Melanie Rehak( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930 a plucky girl detective stepped out of her shiny blue roadster, dressed in a smart tweed suit. Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties, and emerged as beloved by girls today as by their grandmothers. Rehak tells the behind-the-scenes history of Nancy and her groundbreaking creators. Both Nancy and her "author," Carolyn Keene, were invented by Edward Stratemeyer, who also created the Bobbsey Twins and the Hardy Boys. But Nancy Drew was brought to life by two remarkable women: original author Mildred Wirt Benson, a convention-flouting Midwestern journalist, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a wife and mother who ran her father's company after he died. Together, Benson and Adams created a character that has inspired generations of girls to be as strong-willed and as bold as they were.--From publisher description
Fabio's Italian kitchen by Fabio Viviani( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Tagalog and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to making traditional Italian dishes, offering more than one hundred recipes for such classics as potato-ricotta gnocchi, chicken piccata, seafood risotto, and chocolate gelato
A servant's tale by Paula Fox( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens underneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked home from the plantation kitchen. Luisa's father, fearing revolution, takes his family to New York. In the barrio his once-powerful name means nothing, and the family establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita becomes a dream. Luisa does not dream of going to college, as her friend Ellen does, or of winning the lottery, as her father does. She takes a job as a servant and, paradoxically, grows more independent. She marries and later raises a son alone. She works as a servant all her life. -- Amazon.com
Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her by Melanie Rehak( Recording )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plucky "titian-haired" sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930-and eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women's libbers) to enter the pantheon of American culture. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers' lives. Here, in a narrative with all the page-turning pace of Nancy's adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon?
Community center anchors a plan for a downtown L.A by Melanie Rehak( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mind of the architect by Melanie Rehak( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Girl sleuth : Nancy Drew and the women who created her(LP) by Melanie Rehak( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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