Lois Gladys Leppard. The Mandie Collection, Volume 1. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2007.

This volume contains the first five books in the Mandie series of children’s books set in the early 20th century. The main character, Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, lives in the Nantahala Mountains with her family, where she goes adventuring and solves mysteries. In the first few books, Mandie is helped by her best friend Joe Woodward.  She meets another helpful pal, Celia Hamilton, after she is sent to boarding school in Asheville. Mandie’s cat, Snowball, also makes frequent appearances in the books.  Recurring themes in the books are Mandie’s attempts to behave properly, her Christian faith, and her partial-Cherokee background.  Titles included in this volume include: Mandie and the Secret Tunnel, Mandie and the Cherokee Legend, Mandie and the Ghost Bandits, Mandie and the Forbidden Attic, and Mandie and the Trunk’s Secret.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2007, Buncombe, Children & Young Adults, Leppard, Lois Gladys, Macon, Mountains, Mystery, Novels in Series, Religious/Inspirational, Swain

10 Responses to Lois Gladys Leppard. The Mandie Collection, Volume 1. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2007.

  1. I love this collection it is the best

  2. bookworm

    The Mandie books are the BEST books i have ever read! I love to read, so I went down to the bookstore and i found them. And I discovered that i love them!

  3. Drake

    Could anyone get something where you can read the books online?

  4. Eileen McGrath

    These are fairly recent books, still under copyright, so only the author and/or her publisher have the right to digitize them. Bethany House is Ms. Leppard’s current publisher, so you might contact them at: http://www.bethanyhouse.com.

  5. Anna

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!! I just finished one today, that I had just started this morning!

  6. paula moody

    i love her books a whole lot in fact i am reading the forth one it is really good

  7. i love these books

    i love these books readong the 4th one now so good i wish they were all in movies that would be awesome <3 mandie forever

  8. Makena Fleck

    Mandie books are the BEST! That would be so cool if they were all movies!

  9. Bookworm

    I love the Mandie books but is there any website that I can read them online? thanks

  10. Eileen McGrath

    They are available for download (at a cost) at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the iBooks Store.

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