The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (Nancy Drew, Book 13)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1974



Local notes

Fic Kee





Grosset & Dunlap (1936), Edition: Revised, 192 pages


Nancy Drew determines if 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.


Original language


Original publication date

1964 (revised)

Physical description

192 p.; 5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member DrFuriosa
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.
LibraryThing member padame
What secret life-giving power does the exquisite ivory elephant charm contain? Can the trinket really protect its wearer form all harm?
Nancy Drew finds out when the owner of Bengleton Wild-Animal Show asks her to investigate one of the performers who may be involved in some mysterious illegal
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The girl detective’s assignment becomes complicated when the elephant trainer’s young assistant, Rishi, seeks refuge at the Drew home form his cruel foster father, Rai.
While following clues to help the boy find his real rather, Nancy learns about an eerie abandoned house. She is harasses by its strange owner, Anita Allison, and fiendish Rai.
How Nancy uses the ivory charm, reunites a maharaja with his son, and brings the evildoers to justice will mystify readers form beginning to end.
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LibraryThing member kejinglu
This is another one of these mysteries that Nancey Drew solves.

The problem is that a boy named Rishi is trying to find his mean father, because his foster-cared father is mean, and always whips him. His father had moved to America to start over his career, as so told by Rishi's foster-cared mother.
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Nacey Drew solves this mystery as quick as a wink!!

Rishi was kidnapped a few times, bu Nacey Drew had him safely till the end. After a hard time of figuring out what had happened, Nancey found out that Rishi, the boy, was a raja's son, which was kidnapped at an early age. His real mother died of a heart ache, and his father fled to America. At the end, the son and the father were happily reunited!!!
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LibraryThing member TamiHindes
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 -
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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.
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LibraryThing member justagirlwithabook
I absolutely loved Nancy Drew growing up. This was a series I latched on to for dear life and never let go. Anytime my mom and I would go to antique stores, we'd peruse the Nancy Drews and add them to the collection (oftentimes my mom had to make deals with me on how many I could buy). So, while I
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don't remember the exact details of each and every one, the entire series was amazing and really fed my love for reading (especially novels full of suspense and mystery). Thank you, Carolyn Keene, for giving us an intelligent female character to fall in love with in Nancy Drew!
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