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When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the cleverWhen Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the clever fur thieves and stock swindlers to New York and into Canada, Nancy is tireless in her quest for justice, determined to clear her good name! This book is the revised text. The plot of the original story (©1952) is similar with minor revisions....

Title : Mystery at the Ski Jump
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ISBN : 9780448095295
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Mystery at the Ski Jump Reviews

  • Sheryl Tribble
    2019-04-28 16:40

    Tried to read a Nancy Drew book a few years back and it was all "you can't go home again," but when I was indexing them last week I noticed I had an original and a rewritten volume of The Mystery at the Ski Jump, and I thought it'd be fun to compare the two. I've done that with some Hardy Boys mysteries where the only connection between the original and the rewrite were a few names; the plot had been entirely changed.In this case, however, they were essentially the same; the rewrite was missing a bit of color and a few quips, and added another award (for skiing) to Nancy's insanely large collection. Both versions send her out on the ice for a partners skating competition that she aces, despite the fact that they invented the performance on the fly, without one rehearsal. *sigh* Although actually I got more irritated with Nancy's perfection as a kid than I do now (I always preferred Trixie Belden).One thing that interested me is that both versions introduce Bess with the line, "Bess loved sweets and worried little about her weight," and, although she's the one who cries over Nancy's survival once, I didn't notice that Bess was particularly hysterical. Most of the new volumes I got as a kid, Bess worried considerable about her weight, and fell apart right regular, which is one of the reasons I preferred the older ones I'd track down at my grandma's. I guess those changes went through in the early '70's.Also noticed that the original writer knew more about skiing than whoever did the rewrite; where the original has her pushing off with her poles, the rewritten version has Nancy leaning her poles against a tree and apparently leaving them there before skiing off to do a jump! But on the whole I enjoyed it -- and was irritated by it -- in pretty much the same ways I was as a kid. So I guess you can go home again, so long as you're in the right mood when you head in that direction!

  • Madeline
    2019-04-27 10:40

    Every girl needs to go through a Nancy Drew phase at least once. For me, that was when I was in 6th grade and read...I don't even know how many of these books. At least eight, I think. This one sticks out in my mind the most because over the course of her ski-related escapades, Nancy taught me something that I still consider really important: how to signal an SOS with a flashlight after you've managed to escape the abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods where The Bad Guys tied you up and left you for dead. The books are full of her doing awesome stuff like that, by the way. In one book, she gets tied up on an airplane and reaches back into her pocket for her lipstick, which she then uses to write a backwards SOS on the window of the plane (and then closes the blind so the people inside can't see it) In another one, she and her friend Bess get tied up (Nancy spends about 50% of her mystery-solving time getting tied up and stowed away somewhere) and left in a toy warehouse, so they use a scrap of metal to cut the ropes, and then find a chemistry set and use it to make fake smoke so the guys gaurding the door run into the warehouse and then Nancy and her friend get away. When you're twelve years old, that sounds pretty awesome.

  • Mary
    2019-05-04 16:38

    Hypers, I'm definitely George.This started mostly as nostalgia-reading, but now I'm super interested in the Grosset & Dunlap edits and the feminist politics (and failures) of Nancy Drew.keywords: mink furs, stolen identity, Aunt Eloise, skiing, Canada, telegrams, near-death Nancy, Mizti Channing

  • John Yelverton
    2019-05-06 17:53

    Unique Nancy Drew story, as Nancy chases after a thief and a con artist masquerading as Nancy Drew!

  • Rachel Piper
    2019-05-21 13:33

    The villains are people who sell fraudulent stock, making this not quite the most exciting Nancy Drew mystery.

  • Julie
    2019-05-24 14:46

    I saw the library added a ton of Nancy Drew e-books, and with the Winter Olympics happening, what better flashback to childhood than the Mystery of the Ski Jump? First of all, it wasn't about a ski jump at all. That was like two pages of the whole book. Second, it's so interesting to read a book like this written in the...past. I almost thought about classifying it as historical fiction! I would be so interested to talk to a current pre-teen reading these older versions of Nancy Drew. It probably wouldn't be easy to read quickly with the dated language. Third, Nancy is still annoying. She knows everything and can do everything. But she's also Just A Girl, so bad things have to happen to her. For instance, early in the book, Nancy reminisces about winning a random slalom ski race. But later on, she hangs out with a ski instructor and demurs that she's not that great at skiing, and she does end up falling on a mogul. In some other scenes, she does a waltz and then the next day, subs in to a skating competition somehow because she could do the waltz on skates (?!). But near the end--she gets overtaken by the baddies and is kidnapped and almost dies!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-13 17:42

    I just love Nancy's world, where the good guys all look honest, the bad guys have beady-eyes and pencil-thin mustaches, criminals put their return addresses on their mailings, and yet it still takes an 18-year-old amateur detective to round up a theft ring. Gotta love it!

  • Shivara
    2019-05-06 11:53

    This was my very first Nancy Drew and I got hooked after reading it.

  • Lizzy Murphy
    2019-05-04 12:50

    This book had me at the edge of my seat.

  • Savannah Helmer
    2019-05-13 17:34

    "Mystery at the Ski Jump" was a very satisfying read on a snowy weekend. Confusing mystery, many victims, and several suspects, new friends, and adventurous winter sports. Highly recommended!

  • Christine Arvinth
    2019-04-28 10:46

    Well Nancy had quiet an adventure in this book. I still do not know how she manages to learn something new while she is sleuthing. And i really liked the book.

  • Phe
    2019-05-01 12:47

    The Mystery at the Ski Jump is a children's story by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym) and the 29th book in the Nancy Drew series.Nancy Drew's sleuthing finds her looking for an unscrupulous door-to-door fur saleswoman with counterparts whose trails take Nancy and her friends from New York to Canada.I’ve always been a voracious reader. So, as a child, one of my favorite things about summer was the frequent trips to our local library, which was less than a mile from our house. Like most young girls of a certain age (ahem), my love for mysteries started with Nancy Drew—there simply was no mystery too baffling that she couldn’t solve. And as I would read her most current adventure, I would imagine myself following in her footsteps … taking charge and plunging ahead, getting into mischief, chasing down culprits and solving the mystery. Even though I haven’t re-read any of these books since I was a child, I still think that Nancy is a great character—her courage, confidence and fierce independence, makes her an iconic source of inspiration for young girls everywhere. A must-read children's book, The Mystery at the Ski Jump is another wonderful Nancy Drew mystery.

  • Luisa
    2019-05-25 11:37

    My LAST Nancy Drew book--I have now read all of the original ones, which is something I've wanted to do since I was a kid. A few thoughts on the series: 1. how does Nancy have the time/$$ to go around solving all of these mysteries? 2. Nancy has got to be the biggest Renaissance-woman there ever was. In every book, she is taking some sort of lessons that happen to assist her in solving the mystery, usually when she is posing as an expert in the given field (for example, in this book, she posed as a professional figure skater; in another one, she posed as a horseback-riding acrobat in a circus). You know what they say: jack of all trades, master of none...but I guess that doesn't apply to Nancy, because apparently she is master of all. 3. All of the books are basically the same. But I'm still glad I read all of them.

  • Dharia Scarab
    2019-05-09 17:37

    My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one., I go out on the weekends andshop thrift store and bulk book lots to rescue books and donate them. Sometimes I'll find a book I remember reading when I was young and will read it again before passing it on.I don't rate these books using my normal scale, instead I give most of them three stars. This isn't a Criticism of the book, simply my way of rating them as good for children.

  • Alyssa
    2019-05-04 13:45

    I was a HUGE Nancy Drew fan as a kid and thus this is not the first time I've read this one, but as I was looking for a "book from a beloved childhood series" for my reading bingo and was feeling inspired by the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I chose this one. I remembered it involved mink pelts and skiing, but not much beyond that. It's fun to read these again as an adult--coincidences and things I thought nothing of when younger are kind of hilarious now, as are some culture-of-a-different-era things, such as the fact that when Ned's along Nancy lets him drive her car. Experiencing the books with a new perspective doesn't alter my enjoyment of them, though--a smart and resourceful girl detective with strong relationships with her friends and family is a good role model in my book!

  • Melanie
    2019-05-23 17:41

    The captcha on this book is full of weird errors, more than most of the other books. And Nancy is a decent ice skater but not really impressive on skis, even though she won a novice slaloming competition a year before the book takes place.A phony stock scheme, like book 23 and 25. If you read these sequentially, the tropes recycle way too quick. Also Nancy's identity is stolen like in book 4. And of course, she's kidnapped and bound and gagged again when the people she's with turn their backs for two minutes.She gets stunned falling on a ski slope but it's not clear if she actually loses consciousness, and she lapses into hypothermic semi-consciousness near the end.

  • Madalyn Walker
    2019-05-06 10:31

    This book is simply amazing ( Just like all other Carolyn Keene books! ). Any one who is a fan of mysteries would love this book and all other Carolyn Keene novels. In this book, Nancy's father asks of her help to solve a mystery involving his legal work. Nancy, who is also nose deep in a mystery herself, flies to Montreal to help crack her father's case. While scouring for thieves, phonies, and liars, Nancy makes new friends and proves herself as a great detective. This is book number 29 in the Nancy Drew series and I would recommend this book to anyone with high expectations. It didn't only meet MY expectations, it surpassed them. One again, well done Carolyn Keene.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-05-11 18:41

    I remember the first time I read Nancy Drew. It blew my mind that there were girls presented with a brain. Most of the stuff I'd read up to that time, was that girls were sugar and spice - fluffy. No brains. To also learn about George who is a tomboy was a nice validation. Carolyn Keene wrote just for me! That is how I felt. When I did more research, I was shocked to find out, Ms. Keene was actually a man ... writing under Franklin Dixon. I also loved the Hardy Boys. No wonder I loved these series.Great for girls aged 8 and up.

  • Liz
    2019-05-17 10:48

    I read this for some research and like most Nancy Drew books, I liked it. Written in 1952 (and I did have the 1952 edition), I found it interesting that this had to do with minks and furs. I grew up seeing those little animals biting each other draped around women's necks with their fake beady eyes. While selling fur in the fifties and sixties was accepted as normal, I wonder how today's generation accepts this?

  • Laura
    2019-05-02 17:33

    I didn't love that the mystery revolved around the fur trade, but overall this was a good Nancy Drew book. I like that all of Nancy's friends were involved in solving the mystery, and I also liked that they travelled around a lot during the book. I tend to find these books more entertaining when Bess, George, and the boys are involved and/or when the whole story doesn't happen in River Heights.

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-15 12:31

    This story was fun to read and it held my interest which is always good.I liked how there was some time between when each bit of the mystery was solved, which was something I found that differed from some of the books before where you would get all the answers at once.I also enjoyed the snow-themed fun that was had.

  • Alex
    2019-05-12 11:25

    Yet another Nancy Drew book with a misleading title. The ski jump was hardly mysterious, and barely even factored into the story at all. Also, what was up with Hannah being such an idiot in this one? And how would having someone's drivers license - but looking nothing like them - work at all to steal someone's identity?

  • Ambika ɀסּϛסּ
    2019-05-25 10:46

    The most ridiculous Nancy Drew book I ever read but one of my favourites.I loved averything about it. The travelling,the snow,the skating,the fur swindle. It's the book I'll curl up with when I'm looking for a minute alone. The coincidences!!!It was getting ridiculous after a while. I'm not going to say anymore but you read it and tell me.

  • Mandie Compagner
    2019-05-09 13:42

    I enjoyed reading this book, but there were some parts were it got boring, and not a lot of action happened. I liked how the book had lots of description, and the author kept a lot of things secret for the reader to find out in the end.

  • Maryann
    2019-05-05 10:55

    Another wonderful Nancy Drew adventure, this one cuts it a little too close for Nancy. Her relationship with Ned still remains and someone's selling stolen fur pieces. Nancy investigates, finds herself a suspect and in terrible danger.

  • Y
    2019-05-20 10:27

    Full of dumber-than-usual people. The bad guys also just happen to be in Montreal at the same time as Nancy. Even as far as contrived children's book plot elements go....c'mon. Canada is kind of a big country, yo.

  • Mimi
    2019-05-20 17:27

    Kept you kind of hanging in the beginning, but the ending just EXPLODED. But nice as that is, it wasn't quite as good as other Nancy Drew's that I've read. An okay if you like the type of story that unfolds slowly, but I like a faster, more dangerous kind of mystery.

  • Anita Carty
    2019-05-08 18:26

    I was so captivated by this book at a young girl that I missed dinner, my mother kept calling for me and I was too involved in the story to even hear her! I am a total Nancy Drew fan, read them whenever I need something fast and light

  • Abigail
    2019-05-03 16:47

    Perfect nostalgic winter read. As always, it was slightly ridiculous, and Nancy continues to be a bottomless pit of talents and knowledge. Must be nice. However, still an enjoyable read. And a reminder of how thankful I am for google.

  • Heidi
    2019-05-14 16:51

    A good winter read.