By Margaret Penrose



"Since the enormous success of our "Motor Boys Series," by Clarence Young, we have been asked to get out a similar series for girls. No one is better equipped to furnish these tales than Mrs. Penrose, who, besides being an able writer, is an expert automobilist."

Originally published by Cupples & Leon, reprinted by Goldsmith and Donohue.

  1. THE MOTOR GIRLS; or, A Mystery of the Road -- "When Cora Kimball got her touring car she did not imagine so many adventures were in store for her. During a trip from one city to another a rich young man lost a pocketbook containing valuable stocks and much cash. Later, to the surprise of everybody, the empty pocketbook was found in the toolbox of Cora's automobile. A fine tale that all wide-awake girls will appreciate." -- 1910. Cupples & Leon, Goldsmith. Read it online!

  2. THE MOTOR GIRLS ON A TOUR; or, Keeping a Strange Promise -- "A great many things happen in this volume, starting with the running over of a hamper of good things lying in the road. A precious heirloom is missing, and how it was traced up is told with absorbing interest. Mrs. Penrose's books are as safe as they are interesting and should be on the bookshelf of every girl in the land." -- 1910. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith. Read it online!

  3. THE MOTOR GIRLS AT  LOOKOUT BEACH; or, in Quest of the Runaways -- 1911. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith.

  4. THE MOTOR GIRLS THROUGH NEW ENGLAND; or, Held By Gypsies -- 1911. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith.

  5. THE MOTOR GIRLS ON CEDAR LAKE; or, The Hermit of Fern Island -- 1912. Cupples & Leon.

  6. THE MOTOR GIRLS ON THE COAST; or, The Waif from the Sea -- 1913. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith.

  7. THE MOTOR GIRLS ON CRYSTAL BAY; or, The Secret of the Red Oar -- 1914. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith.

  8. THE MOTOR GIRLS ON WATERS BLUE; or, The Strange Cruise of the Tartar -- 1915. Cupples & Leon; Goldsmith.

  9. THE MOTOR GIRLS AT CAMP SURPRISE; or, The Cave in the Mountains -- 1916. Cupples & Leon; Donohue; Goldsmith.

  10. THE MOTOR GIRLS IN THE MOUNTAINS; or, The Gypsy Girl's Secret -- "On a camping trip to the Adirondacks, the Motor Girls become involved in a mystery involving a Gypsy girl and a stolen purse." -- 1917. Cupples & Leon; Donohue; Goldsmith.


Cupples & Leon advertisement, courtesy of Thomas Duffy
Cupples and Leon advertisement in Motor Boys in the Clouds.
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