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Book Title: The Mystery of the Other Girl|
The author of the book: Wylly Folk St. John
ISBN 13: 9780380019267
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.41 MB
Edition: Avon Books
Date of issue: February 1st 1978
Read full description of the books The Mystery of the Other Girl:Written in 1971, this book reads today like one of the hip young biker gang movies MST3K makes fun of. The same groovy lingo, the same obsession with boy-girl dating and truly spectacular 70s parenting. Stevie's father refuses to believe her when she says a strange man is stalking her, he jokes about making stew of Stevie's brother's beloved pet catfish, thinks immigrants are here illegally if they're never naturalized, and maintains that no boy has ever been kidnapped and killed in South Florida -- at least, none that could ever be proved, anyway.
Y'all, it's amazing any of us made it out of that decade alive.
Also, this plot is so OY. Bonus points for redface.
Read information about the authorWylly Folk St. John was a popular and successful author of children's mystery books and an Atlanta journalist whose work was much admired across America in the mid 20th century.
She was born in 1908 in Bamberg County, SC. She loved to read and maintained an interest in reading and writing from an early age; she even published a poem at the age of 9. She grew up in Savannah where her family had moved and was graduated from Savannah High School. She received a A.B. in Journalism at the University of Georgia in 1930.
She was hired for the staff of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday magazine in 1941 and remained there until 1954 when she joined her husband, an Army officer who was stationed at a hospital in Germany. When they returned home, she resumed working for the newspaper and began freelancing stories.
Redbook magazine published several of her book-length novels, which focused on mysteries but with a wide range of appealing young characters whose adventures were sometimes "torrid," in one coleague's words. When it came to writing children's stories, she said in 1966, "You have to be careful about what expressions might offend parents, teachers and librarians." But she nonetheless took pleasure in surprising her reading with some unexpected words.
Her mystery novels for young readers included "The Ghost Next Door," "Uncle Robert's Secret," "The Secret of the Seven Crows," "The Mystery of the Other Girl," "Christmas Tree Mystery," "The Mystery of the Mystery Book," "The Mystery of the Gingerbread House," "The Secret of Hidden Creek" and "The Secrets of the Pirate Inn," the latter of which was adapted for a television series by Walt Disney. She was named Georgia author of the Year by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists in 1968.
She spent the last years of her life in Social Circle in Waltson County with her family, and she died there of cancer in 1985.
~Georgia Center for the Book
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