in Army Service
The twenty-three titles in the “Outdoor Girls” series (1913-1933) offered young readers a mixture of travel and mystery / adventure stories. The stories’ subtitles often reveal a mystery that is at the heart of the plot.
“These are the tales of the various adventures participated in by a group of bright, fun-loving, up-to-date girls who have a common bond in their fondness for outdoor life, camping, travel and adventure.” The Stratemeyer Syndicate’s series for girls were generally advertised for girls twelve to sixteen. “They are clean, and wholesome and free from sensationalism,” the publisher claimed.
-Dr. William K. Finley
Hodges Reading Room
February 15 – May 15, 2010