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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 charming novel by beloved actress Julie Andrews, with the same timeless feeling as The Secret Garden or A Little Princess, is sure to delight any child who’s dreamed of creating her very own secret space — or discovering the perfect found family.

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"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." — Emilie Coulter, Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Julie Andrews Edwards
Illustrator Johanna Westerman
ISBN 0061207071
Publication Date Aug 15, 2006
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English