Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1973]
Mandy by Julie Andrews-Edwards [yes, that Julie Andrews!] with illustrations by Judith Gwyn Brown
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  BANTAM PATHFINDER
Mega rare vintage paperback printing.
Book is in very good reading condition. Cover shows visible wear and creasing, as well as a spot of sticker damage on back.
Text block is clean, binding is tight and pages read like new.
The debut novel from film and broadway star, Julie Andrews.
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. With a few "borrowed" items, the cottage becomes a refuge. To guard her secret, Mandy even lies -- but when she falls terribly sick, no one knows where she is. No one, that is, except for a special admirer she didn't know she had.