The first four books in the Cherry Ames series are back in print, published by Springer Publishing Company. Student Nurse, Senior Nurse, Army Nurse, and Chief Nurse are available in individual volumes or as a boxed set. (See the column on the right for ordering information.)
According to Springer, "The books are just as you remember them, retaining the same look, feel, and sense of adventure and patriotism as when they were first published. With fully illustrated color covers and a soft-finished hardcover format just like the originals,
these books will transport you back to the days when you were reading about this spunky young nurse." The books will feature forewords by series editor Harriet Schulman Forman, R.N, Ed.D., who "was inspired by and remains a devoted fan of Cherry Ames." Formerly with Nursing Spectrum, Forman has been instrumental in the effort to bring Cherry Ames to a new generation.
Read all about the job-hopping, mystery-solving nurse who starred in a popular juvenile series by Helen Wells and Julie Tatham, published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1943 and 1968.
Take a look around and spend some time getting reacquainted with the famous red-cheeked nurse and her world. These are the latest articles:
Caroline Rhodes: New Nurse in Town
Recently widowed, Caroline Rhodes has made some changes in her life--she's got a new address, a new job, and a new "hobby": finding killers.
Sarah Brandt: Midwifery and Murder
Birth and death--Sarah Brandt, young widow of a murdered doctor, finds herself involved with both as a midwife and sometime sleuth in early twentieth-century New York City.
Interested in purchasing Cherry Ames books? Titles that are out of print are readily available from a variety of sources; please use the search boxes in the right-hand column to find books from online dealers.
Here you'll find summaries of each of the books in the Cherry Ames series, as well as information on some of the less-familiar auxiliary items: Cherry's first aid book, a board game, and the annuals--featuring short stories about Cherry--that were published in Great Britain. Go to Book Summaries.
What's Cherry Ames really like? Explore various aspects of the character and the series, from the serious to the tongue-in-cheek. Find the clues to the real Cherry by delving into her childhood; examine the World War II backdrop integral to the early books; review Cherry's many jobs, her taste in decorating, important dates in her life--everything you never thought you needed to know is here. Go to All About Cherry.
The Cherry Ames books were published not only in the United States, but also in Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Japan, France, Italy, Holland, and Bolivia. Go to Around the World.
Here you'll find some basic information to help identify the various incarnations of the Cherry Ames books, from the dustjacketed red books of the 1940s to the retitled paperbacks of the 1970s. Go to Collecting.
Revisit other juvenile series starring nurses; learn about other nurse sleuths, both old and new; take a look at nurses in comic books and nurses in the real world; and read about other career-girl sleuths. Go to Beyond Cherry Ames.
The Cherry Ames Page has been on the Web since February 24, 1996.
At its former home on the Web at GeoCities, The Cherry Ames Page was honored as a Featured Page in the Athens community.
The Cherry Ames Page was awarded a (recommended) rating by Britannica.com, the Encyclopedia Britannica Web site.
The Cherry Ames Page is a "well-organized, detailed, and painstakingly researched site."
--Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist 97, no. 17 (May 1, 2001): p. 1641
The Cherry Ames Page was chosen Site of the Month for August 2001 by Bella Online, which calls it "one of the most extensive pages on the web featuring a treasured children's series ... a remarkably complete and fascinating site." Read the complete review.