Longing for a place of her own, a ten-year-old orphan creates a secret home in a deserted cottage in the village of St. Martin's Green.
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For an orphan child whose life is filled with comfortable, predictable sameness, with no particular hardships, life is, well, all right. Really, what does Mandy have to worry about? So it comes as a surprise even to Mandy when a small restlessness begins to grow in her. This lonely ache sets her to wandering farther afield, and leads her to a startling and wonderful discovery over the orphanage wall--a very old, very small, seemingly abandoned cottage. Embarking on a clandestine domestic fantasy involving gardening tools and soap flakes, Mandy finds herself being less than honest about where and how she's spending her days. Holding her secret closer and closer to her heart, this imaginative dreamer inadvertently endangers her reputation--and her life.
For every child who has fallen in love with The Secret Garden or A Little Princess, Julie Andrews Edwards's 1971 novel will be a heartwarming discovery. Any sometimes-lonely child with a giant imagination will recognize Mandy's dreams and rejoice in her ultimate fairy-tale happy ending. Judith Gwyn Brown's Edward Gorey-esque pen and ink drawings (with none of Gorey's sinister air) are quietly memorable. Fans of Julie Andrews Edwards--Sound of Music star of stage and screen--will be thrilled to see her latest children's book, Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea, or to an earlier favorite, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie CoulterFrom the Publisher:
In this heartwarming story, 10-year-old Mandy searches for a way to put an end to the loneliness of her orphanage bound childhood. Mandy ultimately discovers that her answer lies in the redeeming power of love, and the hope that her dreams will come true. Ms. Andrews reads her delightful story with a keen ability to convey the world as glimpsed through the eyes of a child - capturing the flights of fantasy that brighten all of our dreamy afternoons.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 190 pages. Size: 8vo - 7.75" - 9.75" tall. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 56495
Book Description Collins, London, 1972. hardcover. Book Condition: Vg. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First. 8vo. Light wear to extremities. Dw has wear to edges, small tears to spine ends. tear to lower front joint and lower rear corner. Bookseller Inventory # 5005220
Book Description Collins, UK, 1972. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Mary Dinsdale (illustrator). First. Very good clean tight book; no inscriptions etc. No d/w. Mandy had lived in the orphanage for as long as she could remember. She was a bright 10-year-old, had many friends, but was a dreamer. (Julie Edwards is apparently a pseudonym for Julie Andrews of 'Mary Poppins' fame). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Children. Bookseller Inventory # 011897