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The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (1936)

by Carolyn Keene

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Series: Nancy Drew (13)

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#13 What secret life-giving power does the exquisite ivory elephant charm contain? Can the trinket really protect its wearer from all harm? Nancy Drew finds out when the owner of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show asks her to investigate one of the performers who may be involved in some mysterious illegal scheme.The girl detective’s assignment becomes complicated when the elephant trainer’s young assistant, Rishi, seeks refuge at the Drew home from his cruel foster father, Rai.While following clues to help the boy find his real father, Nancy learns about an eerie abandoned house. She is harassed by its strange owner, Anita Allison, and the fiendish Rai. How Nancy uses the ivory charm, reunites a maharaja with his son, and brings the evildoers to justice will mystify readers from beginning to end. ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 22, 2017 |
Elementary
  SteppLibrary | Mar 8, 2017 |
A good story with a lot of description. However it does have a few boring bits in it. ( )
  hermione8665 | Feb 17, 2017 |
I think this is one of the best Nancy Drew books. Nancy and friends attend a wild animal show where they meet Rishi and Rai. Rai treats the young Rishi horribly and Rishi runs away by hiding in the trunk of Nancy's car. When Nancy starts digging, she finds that Rishi is more than an abused boy - he's the son of a maharaji. He was kidnapped when he was very young and believed to be dead. Luckily, he meets Nancy and there is a happy ending.

I remember devouring these books in junior high, but this one was new and quite delightful. Looking forward to reading my next book in the series. ( )
  TamiHindes | Feb 5, 2012 |
I never expected a Nancy Drew book to delve into politics. World politics at that. The preconcieved notions on others religious and cultural beliefs weave through this book. It made me think about assumptions, right or wrong. A lesson within a mystery. ( )
  seki | Jul 2, 2011 |
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Tandy, Russell H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nancy sat in her father's law office, waiting for him to finish a long-distance call.
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Nancy Drew determines whether an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show in a mysterious scheme.

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