counter The Mystery of the Ivory Charm - Free Download Books
Hot Best Seller

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm

Availability: Ready to download

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 elephan 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.


Compare

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 elephan 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.

30 review for The Mystery of the Ivory Charm

  1. 5 out of 5

    Moonkiszt

    Nancy recovers a Raj for the Indian throne. . . .who knew that happened? A number of bad guys and a bad lady, a drifty professor, and Hannah is called Mrs. Gruen through the first part of the book, and towards the end is called Hannah again. . . as in all the first 12. She does get an ivory charm, and the liquid stored in it is sucked down, saving lives. Now - if someone gave you an ivory charm that was 100's of years old and you could screw off the elephant tusk point on said charm, and you foun Nancy recovers a Raj for the Indian throne. . . .who knew that happened? A number of bad guys and a bad lady, a drifty professor, and Hannah is called Mrs. Gruen through the first part of the book, and towards the end is called Hannah again. . . as in all the first 12. She does get an ivory charm, and the liquid stored in it is sucked down, saving lives. Now - if someone gave you an ivory charm that was 100's of years old and you could screw off the elephant tusk point on said charm, and you found yourself dying from an unknown reason, would you twist that point, eye the liquid and toss it back? I'm afraid I wouldn't have made that choice. But Nancy did, and that's why she is famous and we are reading and writing about her. On to #14!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Standard fare for this series...which wasn't a bad thing. Standard fare for this series...which wasn't a bad thing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josiah

    3.5 stars. This is one of the more confusing Nancy Drew books. I liked it but it was very difficult to understand what was going on (especially with Mrs. Allison) I would still recommend this book to anyone who likes Nancy Drew.

  4. 4 out of 5

    MK ( Makayla)

    "...they caught enough to comprehend that Mrs Allison was speaking of reincarnation . "She's spooky ,"Bess commented " "Reincarnation means after you die you'll be reborn as another person or animal doesn't it ?" "I'll probably be a goat ."George laughed . Typical George 😂😂💕 "...they caught enough to comprehend that Mrs Allison was speaking of reincarnation . "She's spooky ,"Bess commented " "Reincarnation means after you die you'll be reborn as another person or animal doesn't it ?" "I'll probably be a goat ."George laughed . Typical George 😂😂💕

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh, this one is batshit insane. Nancy, Bess, and George are on the way back from a month at a mountain camp full of camp activities when they see a circus train and meet a little Indian boy named Coya, who is being mistreated by Rai, who is also a dick to elephants. Nancy is startled when a snake escapes and tries to squeeze her, but once she's saved, Rai, who is also apparently a bit of an idiot, bestows upon her the titular ivory charm of an elephant, because she has/is good luck? It's unclear, Oh, this one is batshit insane. Nancy, Bess, and George are on the way back from a month at a mountain camp full of camp activities when they see a circus train and meet a little Indian boy named Coya, who is being mistreated by Rai, who is also a dick to elephants. Nancy is startled when a snake escapes and tries to squeeze her, but once she's saved, Rai, who is also apparently a bit of an idiot, bestows upon her the titular ivory charm of an elephant, because she has/is good luck? It's unclear, but again, Rai sucks on several levels. Nancy thinks it's neat, but when Coya stows away on the train and wants to follow her home, she decides to do him a solid and let him hang with her for a while. Hannah, of course, says she ain't gonna raise some brown foundling, because Hannah can be kind of racist/classist. Anyway, as anyone would know almost immediately, Coya is a long-lost rajah whose death was faked, and Rai is trying to keep him hidden and ignorant, and basically as slave labor. Rai's accomplice is Miss Allison, who is ridiculous. She owns a big ol' piece of land that a golf course wants, and a house stands on the land - which is fucking HOLLOW ON THE INSIDE and set up so ACROBATS CAN PRACTICE IN IT, COMPLETE WITH MIRRORS. Please note that this is NEVER FUCKING EXPLAINED. Nor does anyone explain why a labyrinth of tunnels has been dug under the house, or why the exit is a huge disguised boulder. Or why there are fucking LOCKERS in the tunnel. So many questions. So many fucking questions. Allison also has a boyfriend, Steve Roach (or is that even his name?), who is a dick to Nancy and who smashed the fender on Ned's car, so he's clearly the worst. After the ridiculous, practically useless house burns down, Miss Allison is like "my treasures!" and Carson, Nancy, and eventually Ned do the work to retrieve her treasure of priceless jewels and assorted shit, but then Miss Allison goes into a stupid trance state and Ned and Carson take the treasures to the bank. Where Miss Allison JUST FUCKING ABANDONS THEM. I mean, they're Coya's, so they go with him, but... so weird. Also, Nancy takes a trip to Emerson with Ned! They go to a dance together (OF COURSE) and Ned's irritated that other guys keep cutting in. Ned just wants to spend time with his best girl. Before the dance, Nancy's like "I don't feel like going, take someone else," and Ned is like "FUCK THAT NOISE, it's you or no one, you know that boo." Ned also plays "look who just showed up to save your ass" several times in this book. Which I love. Nancy's badassery: -Manages to stay calm while a snake might be planning on killing her. She goes weak in the knees after, but WHO WOULDN'T. -Finds the tunnel(s) under the house and boldly explores them. -Steals some important papers (which, she finds, prove Coya's lineage) from a weird gruff farmer. -Jumps in and saves Miss Allison after the dingbat tries to commit suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. -HAS LUNCH WITH THE EFFING FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES. As you do. Carson isn't even fucking invited. This book was published in 1936, so that means she would have met Eleanor effing Roosevelt. And she's like "Yeah, that was pretty awesome." -Saves Coya when the dingbat somehow manages to strangle himself in the acrobat practice ropes. Seriously. Dingbat. -Goes back after said stolen papers even once the girls have been chased away from their picnic spot by some pissed cows. (They decided to have a picnic with no utensils, by looting the groceries Bess had brought with her. They're gleeful about eating chocolate cake with their hands.) So yes, I am all about Nancy going to Emerson. Her souvenir is the ivory elephant charm, of course. Coya invites Nancy to India, in front of Ned, and Ned's like "PLEASE DON'T LET HER LEAVE THE COUNTRY I'LL NEVER SEE HER AGAIN," just not quite in those words.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura (Reading is a Doing Word)

    This was the Revised Text. Nancy goes to an animal show and ends up taking in a young Indian boy escaping from his cruel circus employer. This was definitely one of the more far fetched tales! There's a house with no insides, hiding secret passageways filled with treasure, a women who goes into meditative trances, a life giving ivory charm and a disinherited Maharaja! There's quite a lot going on and a lot of in rather unbelievable - still it's quite fun! This was the Revised Text. Nancy goes to an animal show and ends up taking in a young Indian boy escaping from his cruel circus employer. This was definitely one of the more far fetched tales! There's a house with no insides, hiding secret passageways filled with treasure, a women who goes into meditative trances, a life giving ivory charm and a disinherited Maharaja! There's quite a lot going on and a lot of in rather unbelievable - still it's quite fun!

  7. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Nancy Drew returns for another mystery that even borders on the supernatural.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    This installment is one of the few that REALLY dates the series. It is blatantly racist and discusses the country of India and its leaders as if one was talking about something as inconsequential as an ant farm. There are some interesting scenes that take place at a circus and the girls are put in more perilous situations than normal but overall if I re-read again at some point in my life this one will certainly be skipped over.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ruthie Jones

    I read all the Nancy Drew books (and the Hardy Boys) when I was a child, but I will admit that I have read them all again as an adult (a few years ago). The stories are old fashioned, but that's why I like them so much. I read all the Nancy Drew books (and the Hardy Boys) when I was a child, but I will admit that I have read them all again as an adult (a few years ago). The stories are old fashioned, but that's why I like them so much.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    I only think I read this once as a kid, and I know why now. Simply put, the white colonialism that seeps into the pages is very much out of place with what we know about India now. This is one you can skip.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    The reread continues! The mystery here was pretty good, but racism wasn't great. There were also some unnecessarily sexist descriptions in the beginning. They also sort of awkwardly handwaved over the fact that Nancy and her friends did technically kidnap Rishi, even if he went with them willingly. Nancy also definitely got out of some trouble with the police purely on the weight of her father's name, which doesn't bode well for the justice system here. Wow, that was more issues than I realized. The reread continues! The mystery here was pretty good, but racism wasn't great. There were also some unnecessarily sexist descriptions in the beginning. They also sort of awkwardly handwaved over the fact that Nancy and her friends did technically kidnap Rishi, even if he went with them willingly. Nancy also definitely got out of some trouble with the police purely on the weight of her father's name, which doesn't bode well for the justice system here. Wow, that was more issues than I realized. But the mystery was pretty good?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    Another classic Nancy Drew, which my daughter loves hearing (I read these aloud to her) and which I read because my daughter loves hearing them. Follows the basic plot of almost all Nancy Drew stories, with the usual kidnappings and rescues (why do people always get kidnapped in these stories!), with the main plot circling around a mysterious boy from India and a "magical" ivory charm. Another classic Nancy Drew, which my daughter loves hearing (I read these aloud to her) and which I read because my daughter loves hearing them. Follows the basic plot of almost all Nancy Drew stories, with the usual kidnappings and rescues (why do people always get kidnapped in these stories!), with the main plot circling around a mysterious boy from India and a "magical" ivory charm.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Vicki Peters

    The original Nancy Drew books are great to read. In the 1960’s +, the original books were rewritten without many parts and pages of the basic books. The first 26 books, except #8,9,&10, were written by Mildred A, Wirt. She is an awesome writer!!!! Carolyn Keene is not a real person, just the name in all the Nancy Drew books. I’ve read most of the original Nancy Drew books by Mildred A. Wirt. Her books are so powerful and quick. The books have 25 chapters as apposed to the rewritten books which hav The original Nancy Drew books are great to read. In the 1960’s +, the original books were rewritten without many parts and pages of the basic books. The first 26 books, except #8,9,&10, were written by Mildred A, Wirt. She is an awesome writer!!!! Carolyn Keene is not a real person, just the name in all the Nancy Drew books. I’ve read most of the original Nancy Drew books by Mildred A. Wirt. Her books are so powerful and quick. The books have 25 chapters as apposed to the rewritten books which have 20 chapters, and less pages. The picture of The Mystery of the Ivory Charm in this place is different than the one I read. It also had less pages that I was reading. I’m now reading another original Nancy Drew book, #18. Soooo happy to have these originals.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aubrey

    Overall I thought this was a pretty average Nancy Drew mystery. It didn’t really go anywhere, so I found myself to be kind of bored throughout it... Read more here! https://pointextaken.wordpress.com/20... Aubrey Joy Overall I thought this was a pretty average Nancy Drew mystery. It didn’t really go anywhere, so I found myself to be kind of bored throughout it... Read more here! https://pointextaken.wordpress.com/20... Aubrey Joy

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emily V

    It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great. It was a little confusing and all together just not the best book. I love Nancy Drew and I think I would recommend this book but there are better Nancy Drew’s to start with.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Judy

    This mystery gave an interesting but brief introduction to India life and religion. A fast paced, light read breather book, I can't help but be excited in the conclusion.. the same way I felt when I first picked the book up in the 4th grade. This mystery gave an interesting but brief introduction to India life and religion. A fast paced, light read breather book, I can't help but be excited in the conclusion.. the same way I felt when I first picked the book up in the 4th grade.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    "It was a sunny, warm May afternoon. Nancy's strawberry-blond hair vividly contrasted her teal-blue convertible." "'You must be very careful about what you do or say,' the lawyer cautioned. 'You are getting into deep water.' 'Not so deep that I can't swim out.' Nancy smiled confidently." "It was a sunny, warm May afternoon. Nancy's strawberry-blond hair vividly contrasted her teal-blue convertible." "'You must be very careful about what you do or say,' the lawyer cautioned. 'You are getting into deep water.' 'Not so deep that I can't swim out.' Nancy smiled confidently."

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mckenna

    wow!! very racist!! would be one star but ned is in here, love that guy

  19. 4 out of 5

    thewestchestarian

    "Nancy Goes Indian" Does it bother anyone that initially Nancy kidnaps Rishi? Yes, Rai later reveals himself to be the bad guy and ultimately taking Rishi from the circus leads to the discovery of the stolen jewels of the deposed maharajah and the return of the son to the true father but after that initial trip to the circus Nancy and her potentially criminal gang don't know all of this. Instead they keep Rishi hidden in the house (can't risk Rai finding him) and force him to learn English from "Nancy Goes Indian" Does it bother anyone that initially Nancy kidnaps Rishi? Yes, Rai later reveals himself to be the bad guy and ultimately taking Rishi from the circus leads to the discovery of the stolen jewels of the deposed maharajah and the return of the son to the true father but after that initial trip to the circus Nancy and her potentially criminal gang don't know all of this. Instead they keep Rishi hidden in the house (can't risk Rai finding him) and force him to learn English from Professor Stackhouse. The colonial and missionary parallels are inescapable. Given Carson Drew's law degree and membership to the bar, you would think he have advised his daughter of her shaky legal position. Luckily Rai takes off from the circus and doesn't pursue the matter - although Chief McGinness always defers to the judgment of the 18 year old girl so Nancy would have been safe anyway.Beyond luring a young, foreign-born boy with limited English away, the book hits all the standard Nancy Drew stops - there is a secret cave, a criminal's lair, lost jewels, Nancy gets kidnapped a couple of times and a old conspiracy in a foreign land. The series can be somewhat evenly split between books where someone (usually Carson but sometimes Ned or the cops) saves Nancy at the end and those when she outsmarts and captures the bad guys. This one falls into the less satisfying of those two choices after a mystery that ranks with other better mysteries in the series although it is a bit removed and foreign of River Heights. The book brings the same mix of unadorned and often clunky text. At one point George and Nancy "work over" the unconscious body of Rishi with "stimulants". Even given the book dates from the 1930's this passage makes no sense. Also wouldn't the liquid in the titular charm have dried up long before it makes it miraculous appearance? In short, although a little morally shaky, a decent example of the series and one worth reading on your way through the original installments.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phe

    The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is a children's story by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym) and the 13th book in the Nancy Drew series. While discovering the secret of an ivory elephant charm, Nancy and her friends work to reunite a boy from India with his true father. 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 The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is a children's story by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym) and the 13th book in the Nancy Drew series. While discovering the secret of an ivory elephant charm, Nancy and her friends work to reunite a boy from India with his true father. 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 of the Ivory Charm is another wonderful Nancy Drew mystery.

  21. 4 out of 5

    David Rodolfo

    By today's standards on political correctness, this is by far the worst Nancy Drew story I've read so far. Sure, the pacing is fine, and there isn't any problem with the style since it's the same as in previous novels. The problem lies in the depiction of Indian characters. It is so racist that the argument "oh, but times were different back them" really doesn't suffice. There are many things I overlook when reading Nancy Drew because I enjoy the main character and seeing her solve mysteries is By today's standards on political correctness, this is by far the worst Nancy Drew story I've read so far. Sure, the pacing is fine, and there isn't any problem with the style since it's the same as in previous novels. The problem lies in the depiction of Indian characters. It is so racist that the argument "oh, but times were different back them" really doesn't suffice. There are many things I overlook when reading Nancy Drew because I enjoy the main character and seeing her solve mysteries is a nice way to shut off my brain for a while. However, this time I couldn't help but say "stupid white people" more than once.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ambika ɀסּϛסּ

    What a stupid book! Yes I understand that books cant be stupid but everything about this story was stupid. I was eager to read it because of the Indian angle but everything about it made no sense. Its one thing to bring orphan girls to stay at your home after getting to know them a bit but she just let Rishi stay,the very same day that she met him!And Mr Drew just picking up the phone and calling someone and asking for clothes which they get in an hours time delivered by the kind soul. Its menta What a stupid book! Yes I understand that books cant be stupid but everything about this story was stupid. I was eager to read it because of the Indian angle but everything about it made no sense. Its one thing to bring orphan girls to stay at your home after getting to know them a bit but she just let Rishi stay,the very same day that she met him!And Mr Drew just picking up the phone and calling someone and asking for clothes which they get in an hours time delivered by the kind soul. Its mental!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I don't remember it from when I was younger, but I know i read it. There're certainly many exciting elements: kidnapping, poisoning, arson, etc. Nancy gets herself and others tangled into some dangerous situations. But also just the whole portrayal of the Indians in this book felt, well - not cool. The mysticism and such made me uncomfortable. Now, I admit, I can't say if the way it was written was respectful for the time or how respectful it could be consi I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I don't remember it from when I was younger, but I know i read it. There're certainly many exciting elements: kidnapping, poisoning, arson, etc. Nancy gets herself and others tangled into some dangerous situations. But also just the whole portrayal of the Indians in this book felt, well - not cool. The mysticism and such made me uncomfortable. Now, I admit, I can't say if the way it was written was respectful for the time or how respectful it could be considered now. All I know is what I feel.

  24. 4 out of 5

    C.G.Koens

    I remember reading the revised reprint of this book as a kid, but I just finished the original, 1936 version, and it's nothing like what I remember. As far as the original versions of the Nancy Drew books go, this has to be one of the worst... and most painful. As much as I love the originals of this series, I would recommend skipping "The Mystery of the Ivory Charm." I remember reading the revised reprint of this book as a kid, but I just finished the original, 1936 version, and it's nothing like what I remember. As far as the original versions of the Nancy Drew books go, this has to be one of the worst... and most painful. As much as I love the originals of this series, I would recommend skipping "The Mystery of the Ivory Charm."

  25. 4 out of 5

    Darinda

    A mysterious charm and a traveling circus. One of the more weird Nancy Drew mysteries.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Stofko

    I can honestly say that I have absolutely no idea what the fuck was all going on in this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alisa

    A very interesting read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bargain Sleuth Book Reviews

    For this and other book reviews, visit www.bargain-sleuth.com Man, The Original Text (OT) of The Mystery of the Ivory Charm does not hold up well at all. Where do I begin? "Nancy Drew, you're talking in absolute riddles. But if you think I'll take in a brown-skinned boy to raise, you have another thing coming." Yeah, a whole lot of that throughout the book because The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is about an Indian boy who runs away from the circus because of a cruel master, Rai. Lots of stereotype For this and other book reviews, visit www.bargain-sleuth.com Man, The Original Text (OT) of The Mystery of the Ivory Charm does not hold up well at all. Where do I begin? "Nancy Drew, you're talking in absolute riddles. But if you think I'll take in a brown-skinned boy to raise, you have another thing coming." Yeah, a whole lot of that throughout the book because The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is about an Indian boy who runs away from the circus because of a cruel master, Rai. Lots of stereotypes in this book. Coya, the boy, is actually whipped in front of Nancy, Bess and George before Nancy puts a stop to it. For some crazy reason, Rai gives Nancy his good luck charm, an ivory elephant charm that hangs on a necklace. Coya sneaks away on the train to River Heights, and Nancy takes him in. Later, the chums (it is never "friends" in the OT Nancy Drew, it is always "chums") encounter a woman named Miss Allison who believes she has psychic powers. "Oh, Nancy, please don't ask her another question," Bess pleaded, shivering. "I've never heard such dreadful talk before in all my life. It isn't normal. It frightens me." "Don't encourage her to say such strange things," George added in a pleading whisper. So now we have prejudice along with all the racial stereotypes of Indian culture to add to the book. Miss Allison owns a house which is actually just a shell of a building hiding a secret passageway underground. How many of these are we going to find in River Heights? There was one in The Hidden Staircase, too. And the passageway has secret compartments that hold Miss Allison's treasures, which she has to remove after the building burns down. There are tons of jewels that spill out of the box. Since Coya will be staying with the Drews indefinitely, Hannah (for some inexplicable reason, she's repeatedly referred to as Mrs. Gruen by Nancy throughout half the volume, then called Hannah later) puts Coya to work around the house. Carson Drew also thinks the boy could use a tutor because his English isn't that good. It just so happens that good ole Ned Nickerson is in town and knows of a retired professor who has travelled to India many times and speaks several languages who would be willing to tutor the boy for a nominal cost. Details emerge that Miss Allison and Rai are in cahoots together, and it has to do with Coya. See, it turns out he is really the long lost Rajah of a smaller Indian province who, it was told, was eaten by a tiger so a puppet Rajah could be enthroned. The payment was all those jewels which Miss Allison kept for herself, because it is clear Rai hasn't got any wealth (being Indian, of course). Somehow, even though Nancy knows Rai is looking for the boy, does nothing to safeguard him and he is kidnapped. No sooner is he returned than he is kidnapped again. Nancy, her dad, Ned, Bess and George spend weeks travelling to nearby towns where there are carnivals and circuses, looking for Rai and Coya. Finally, Carson Drew has had enough. He contacts his friend, Mr. George of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. since this lost Rajah business is an international affair, and the next thing you know, Nancy and her dad are flying to Washington. While in Washington, Nancy receives a summons from the president's wife to attend a luncheon the next day. (That would be President of the United States, and Eleanor Roosevelt for those of you who don't know 1930's history) "The distinguished first lady told Nancy that Mr. George had spoken of her work as an amateur detective, and she asked many questions about the girl's famous cases." The Drews return to River Heights while the man hunt continues for both Rai and Miss Allison. Nancy is getting discouraged and decides to walk along a path with a footbridge, and who should she happen to see but Miss Allison, standing on the rail of the bridge in a diaphanous dress and chanting. Nancy steals away and calls police, then returns to spy on Miss Allison. When the police arrive, Miss Allison jumps down below into the river and Nancy dives after her. After a bit of a struggle, and an assist from the police in a rowboat, Miss Allison is taken into police custody. It is only a matter of time before Nancy and the crew find Rai and Coya hiding out. Coya is near death, but magically, Nancy knows that there's a life-saving liquid inside the ivory charm and gives it to the boy, which revives him. Coya is now safe and can return to his homeland, with the help of the British Embassy, according to Carson Drew. I'm not sure the RT will be much better because it is still the same story. I definitely won't be revisiting this volume anytime soon.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brianna D

    In this book “The Mystery of the Ivory Charm” from the Nancy Drew series and authored by Carolyn Keene, the story is about Nancy Drew and her cousins, George and Bess, and her discovery of a mean man and his son, who was very sweet. His son was named Rishi and him, Nancy, Bess, and George met at a animal show trying to figure out a case going on there. Of course they had little Tommy, a neighbor, come with them. How I am affected by this story is that it always leaves me with suspicion. It alway In this book “The Mystery of the Ivory Charm” from the Nancy Drew series and authored by Carolyn Keene, the story is about Nancy Drew and her cousins, George and Bess, and her discovery of a mean man and his son, who was very sweet. His son was named Rishi and him, Nancy, Bess, and George met at a animal show trying to figure out a case going on there. Of course they had little Tommy, a neighbor, come with them. How I am affected by this story is that it always leaves me with suspicion. It always leaves you with a cliffhanger at the end of the chapter. There is never a time where they aren’t learning something new or something happens to them. In the book the author showed a lot of specific things that happened to affect the reader. How the author showed that was when Tommy was on the elephant and he almost fell off the elephant since the elephant was going crazy, thankfully Nancy caught him.( page 4&5) Another time was when Rishi was found to be kidnapped, he was not in his room that he was staying in at the Drew’s house. (page 110) Another was when Nancy, George, and Bess found a man lying on the floor in a secret tunnel. (page 51) This last one I think is the biggest, Nancy and Bess came into Peter Putnam's house to look for Rishi because they had heard he was kidnapped there when they were captured by Rai, Rishi’s supposed to be father. Rai had told them that he had to kill Rishi because Rishi had knew too much and that Rishi and his real father had to die so Iama Togara could live in peace. “He shall die slowly and in a manner befitting a Maharaja.” (page 171) Rishi and his real father had a great fortune. They were Maharajas. Rishi’s real father was super nice just like Rishi. Rai had went up to the loft to go kill Rishi when the girls were trying so hard to get out of the ropes that Rai captured them in. The girls could hear moans from the loft which was Rishi’s suffering. (page 173) They had soon found that there were cars driving up and found out they were police men. (page 175) They were very happy. The policeman took Rai away and gave Nancy and the girls the Ivory Charm which was supposed for luck and life or death. The girls and Rishi’s real father got the fluid from the charm and poured it into the boy's mouth to revive him. He had come alive! (pages 167-177) I recommend you read this book because it always leaves you with suspicions and new things they learn. Here some questions and my answers to them. It has a great plot and storyline. Was the story confusing? → I don’t think the book was confusing because the author would explain in a great way what was going on. Was it too easy to read or too hard to read? → The book was not too easy or too hard for me to read as a seventh grader. I felt like it was a great level for me. Although I did not understand all the words it had in it I had knew of a lot of them. Were things in the book predictable/believable? → All the things that happened in the book I feel like were unpredictable. I never knew what was coming and when it came I was surprised. I did have some suspicions though that were right. Did I like the ending? → I did like the ending of the book because it had a happy ending for Rishi, his father, Nancy ,and her cousins George and Bess. Rishi and his father were now reunited and Nancy, George, and Bess were rewarded from Rishi and his father for all the nice and great help. What was my favorite part? → My favorite part was when Nancy had found out who Rishi’s real father was. What connections did I make with my life or other books? → When I read this book I related to one of the movies I had watched called “A Dog's Purpose.” It reminded me of that movie because of when Ethan’s house (the dog’s owner) started on fire reminded me of when Mrs. Allison’s house had been started on fire. Another connection I made was when in the book when you walk into a little shed behind Mrs.Allison’s house there is a long staircase that leads down to the secret tunnel which reminded me of another book I read in the Nancy Drew series which had a staircase that lead to somewhere secret. What is the author's style of writing?v→ The authors style of writing is really nice and neat. She separates her chapters nicely and leaves you with great suspicion at the end of the chapter. At the end of this chapter shows how she always leaves you with a cliffhanger. “Hannah,” Nancy cried out, “ I’m afraid Rishi has been kidnapped!” (page 110) She also includes pictures/drawings to show the reader a visual. (page 6/7) I really recommend you read this book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bargain Sleuth Book Reviews

    For this and other reviews, check out www.bargain-sleuth.com The Revised Text of The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is almost identical to the OT, with a few exceptions. Coya's name is changed to Rishi, and a wealthy Indian who specializes in imported goods and makes his home base in River Heights, Mr. Tilak, are added. Instead of housing Rishi above the garage as in the original, he's ensconced on the third floor of the drew house in an extra guest room. Who in their right mind lives in a house with For this and other reviews, check out www.bargain-sleuth.com The Revised Text of The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is almost identical to the OT, with a few exceptions. Coya's name is changed to Rishi, and a wealthy Indian who specializes in imported goods and makes his home base in River Heights, Mr. Tilak, are added. Instead of housing Rishi above the garage as in the original, he's ensconced on the third floor of the drew house in an extra guest room. Who in their right mind lives in a house with three floors? A successful widower, his teenage daughter, and a housekeeper, that's who. I always knew Nancy Drew was well off, but I must have read that as a child and thought Nancy was super-rich. The plot holes, racism and prejudice that Mildred Wirt wrote were kind of fixed 40 years later by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Indian religions and cultures are explained in more detail than the original, as are several different languages spoken in India. There is more respect given to the other culture, but not by much. Mrs. Allison (no longer a Miss) chants from her bejeweled book just as in the original, but in the RT, the name of the book, Sanskrit, is mentioned. There is more explanation about how a maharajah heir could be spirited away and a puppet ruler put on the throne. It seems Mrs. Allison and Rai led a revolution in the wealthy Indian province, and Rishi's father fled the country. And no surprise to an adult reading The Mystery of the Ivory Charm, the man that fled his country made his home in River Heights. That's right, Mr. Tilak is really Rishi's dad.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.