Mandy by Julie Andrews EdwardsMandy by Julie Andrews Edwards


byJulie Andrews Edwards

Paperback | August 15, 2006

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Mandy, the first children’s novel ever written by the beloved star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews, is a modern classic.

Mandy, a ten-year-old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer, and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers. Sometimes she "borrows" things she needs from the orphanage. Sometimes, to guard her secret, she even lies. Then, one stormy night at the cottage, Mandy gets sick, and no one knows how to find her—except a special friend she didn't know she had.

This is the perfect book for ten-year-old girls who love tiny houses and stories filled with hope.

Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment. She is perhaps best known for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Diaries. Ms. Edwards is the author of many favorite children's books, including Mandy, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and the Little ...
Title:MandyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.64 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061207071

ISBN - 13:9780061207075

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Brave Young Heroine On one of her solitary walks outside of St Martin’s Orphanage, ten-year-old Mandy stumbles upon a small abandoned cottage on a neighbouring estate. Mandy adopts the cottage, takes care of it, and is soon storing tea other “borrowed” items in its cupboards. Her desire for a home is so fierce she finds herself lying to keep her cottage a secret. At such times, Mandy is not the best of role models, but she is desperate for a place of her own, and her selfishness, while frowned upon by the adult characters, is easily justified by sympathetic readers. Julie Andrews Edwards, whose turn as Mary Poppins is a timeless delight to children, brings us this charming tale, complete with delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by Judith Gwyn Brown.
Date published: 2008-03-16

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully written, sensitive. A joyous novel." (Language Arts)