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  • ISBN 0061131628
  • ISBN13 978-0061131622
  • Language English
  • Author Julie Andrews Edwards
  • Publisher HarperCollins; 2nd Revised ed. edition (August 15, 2006)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats docx azw doc docx
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Size ePub 1215 kb
  • Size Fb2 1251 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 567

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.

Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized figures in the world of entertainment.

Julie Andrews Edwards of Mary Poppins fame grew up to be an author. The book Mandy by Julien Andrews is a classic good book. It is about a girl Mandy, who lives in an orphanage. Who would have thought? This charming, lovely tale is very reminiscent of The Little Princess or The Secret Garden. Mandy, an orphan, one day peeks over the orphanage wall to discover a seemingly abandoned cottage and is soon embarking on an adventure that will enthrall readers young and old. Mandy, Ms. Andrews-Edwards 2nd novel, is a beautifully written, joyous story. She is very lonely and has no friends.

Dame Julie Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells; 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer and author. Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). Billed as Britain’s youngest prima donna, she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle, and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere.

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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. Ten-year-old Mandy feels lost among the thirty children who live in the old stone orphange. She dreams of a home of her own, a place where she belongs. When Mandy climbs over the high orphanage wall to explore the outside, she is lucky enough to find a tiny deserted cottage hidden in the forest.

Mandy" by Julie Andrews Edwards is a delightful tale about an orphan who finds an abandoned cottage and tries to make it her own. Mandy's character is easy to love and you are drawn right into the story. Whenever Mandy is hiding from her roommate, you are holding your breath right along with her!

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Yadon
I read this book when I was maybe 8? I do not recall exactly. I remembered the plot about an orphan and a wall of plants she was trying to get over.
I found that this was a very similar plot so I bought it. I am 33 and it did not take me very long to get through. I came upon a line in the book that I instantly remembered from 25 years ago. A delight! The story itself was very enjoyable and well very well written. I lent this to my 10 year old niece who enjoyed reading this as well!
Dianaghma
This book sucks you in to a little girls dream world - I loved it while reading to my granddaughter 12 years ago and am now reading it again to another granddaughter. They were both extremely interested and the oldest one still remembers the story well. It isn't written using easy words but instead using wonderful, descriptive words full of imaginative worlds to visit. It was a great memory to share with the eldest granddaughter and I'm making another rewarding memory reading this again with the youngest granddaughter. Much to be learned from having a book read to you and using your own imagination for pictures. So much more instructive than see it all on a movie screen where everything is already spread out before you and nothing left for your brain to do. Clearly I think this is an extremely well written book and would recommend reading it to as many young girls that can sit still for half an hour each night to listen. They would be well rewarded!
Onnell
Mandy is one of those comforting books from childhood that you want to share with your own children and their children and every child you encounter. It becomes extra-special when you realize it was written by actress/singer Julie Andrews (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins) for her own children years ago.

Mandy is a 10 year old orphan who is something of a loner. She is not abused at the orphanage (what a relief after reading about so many abused orphans!) and her needs for shelter, food, clothing, and education are met but there is a deeper emotional need that is not. There is one little girl , her roommate Sue, who really craves her friendship but Mandy often goes off on her own daydreaming and pushes Sue aside which hurts the girl.

There is a property on the other side of a high stone wall behind the orphanage near the orphanage's orchard. Mandy creates many fantasies in her mind about what is beyond the wall and one day, she climbs a tree and goes over the wall. There is a lovely but abandoned property here with the dearest little cottage. Mandy decides to make it her own and she cleans it and weeds outside and begins to plant a garden. She has to be tricky and "borrow" things from the orphanage to do so but she works one day a week at a local shop and is able to use her earnings to buy seeds and plants.

The descriptions of the discovery, her transformation of the cottage and garden, and the peace she finds there are just lovely. It makes me want to go there myself to the English countryside and see the place.

Unfortunately , gray skies cover Mandy's newfound happiness. She gets in trouble for stealing things. The Matron forbids her to leave the school property to go wherever she is going and the ignored Sue becomes sneaky and seeks to find out Mandy's secret. At the same time, the gate she had discovered that leads in the property without going over the wall is suddenly locked, she spies what she thinks is a prince riding a horse at a distance (and develops some fantasies about that) and SOMEONE is spying on her-they start leaving her notes. When deadly disaster strikes her and she falls ill at the cottage- well, you'll have to read and see.

This book is so charming, sweet, comforting, and warm, I could roll it like my favorite soft blanket around me on a cold day. Don't hesitate to read this if you are an adult. You should never be too old to enjoy such a good story.
Nalmetus
As a ten-year-old on Christmas, this was the very best gift I received and has remained a source of joy for me for my entire life. I honestly don't think there's a better story for girls. A young orphan--a sensitive soul--climbs a high wall, finds an enchanted cottage and makes it into her own little home. She falls ill, is rescued by a handsome stranger on a great horse, and get herself adopted by a wonderful family. It doesn't get better than this.

I know the American girl thing is all the rage now, but this is a book that touches the soul in profound and memorable ways.
Tantil
Remember my 4th grade teacher reading this to the class, LOVED IT!! The writing is so descriptive and detailed, could really imagine being there. Julie Andrews is a great author, the way she wrote, really put you in with Mandy and you could just feel like you are there with her. Climbing the tree, going over the wall, cleaning, resting by the stream, it is so beautiful!
Would highly recommend reading this to a little girl!!
Jaiarton
This was and remains my favorite book from childhood. I first read MANDY as a girl and was completely enchanted by the writing style and premise. A little girl making a secret place of her own intrigued me, as did the problems Mandy faced in trying to keep her prize to herself. And the ending was very touching. I read that book over and over until it was completely worn out.

Much later as a mother, I named a daughter after the title character, and when she was old enough, gifted her with a copy of the book. I recently bought yet another copy for my youngest, who couldn't WAIT to get it in the mail after I read the sample pages out loud.
Thabel
This book was Julie Andrews first children's book. The story of how it came to be is almost as good a story as the book itself.

Long available in paperback, this new edition of MANDY is part of The Julie Andrews Collection. It is a beautiful presentation with updated illustrations.

The book is a wonderful read. I read it when I was a child, and I recommend it to others. Julie's other book from the '70's THE LAST OF THE REALLY GREAT WHANGDOODLES is also delightful.

This book is perfect for a read aloud if your child is smaller, but it's also great if they are an independent reader. As an adult, I still enjoy reading it myself -- I've read it several times over the years, and it just keeps getting better.