Stock Image
Mandy: Edwards, Julie Mandy: Edwards, Julie


Edwards, Julie

Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1971
ISBN 10: 0060218037 / ISBN 13: 9780060218034
Used / Hard Cover / Quantity Available: 1
From Barbara Mader - Children's Books (University Place, WA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: 21.05
Convert Currency
Shipping: 3.68
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Mandy

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Judith Gwyn Brown

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition, Stated.


No previous owner marks or signature in this first printing copy of Mandy by Julie Edwards (aka Julie Andrews). The book is a library edition as opposed to trade edition, so it has the strong, durable binding and the pictoral cover, but this book was never a library book. Unmarked, crisp pages, tight and square boards, very nice. Jacket has a tear to the top front panel and a little light soil to the back panel. Please see photos. Bookseller Inventory # 93101806

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.23 avg rating
(8,973 ratings)

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 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 Coulter

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Barbara Mader - Children's Books
Address: University Place, WA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 02 April 1997
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

To reserve a book, or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at

I have been selling high quality children's books since 1994 and have a record of excellent service.

WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS: sales tax will be added.

All dust jackets are covered with clear, archival-quality protective book jacket covers.

Book condition: I try to be clear and accurate in my grading. Abbreviations used: FINE = Fine (new or very nearly new condition; clean, bright, not price-clipped, no p...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Shipping Terms: INTERNATIONAL ORDERS MUST SHIP BY AIR. Books are shipped at least twice a week. Books ordered shipped priority usually ship next day. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, or shipping and insurance costs range well outside our standard shipping charges, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping costs are required.

Store Description: In business since 1994. SPECIALIZING IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Signed, First Edition, and Out of print, from the 1930s to the present, with special emphasis on Caldecott and Newbery award-winning authors and illustrators. Most books are first printings in collectible condition. All dust jackets are covered in clear, archival-quality protective covers. EMAIL: