This issue has a filled-in (but not cut-out and sent) version of the form you were supposed to send in with your letters. It gives the reader’s name as Lillian Coates, age 12, living in Leytonstone. Her favourite stories were “Wanda, Whiter than White”, “Fran of the Floods”, and “Save Old Smokey”.
In “Miss No-Name”, the wicked Ma Crabb cuts Lori’s hair so that no-one will recognize her as the missing young athlete: meaning that the Crabbs can keep her as their unwilling wee slave. This sort of petty humilation is not untypical of a slave story, of course.
In “Fran of the Floods”, Fran has not yet started out on her voyage to find her sister; things are getting progressively more and more savage near to home, as climate change is making more of an impact locally as well as globally.
Stories in this issue:
- Miss No-Name (artist Jim Baikie)
- Friends of the Forest (unknown artist ‘Merry’)
- Fran of the Floods (artist Phil Gascoine)
- Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
- Too Old To Cry! (artist Trini Tinturé)
- Wanda Whiter Than White (artist Ana Rodriguez)
- Bound For Botany Bay (artist Roy Newby)
- Save Old Smokey! (artist Phil Townsend)