Stories in this issue:
- No-one Cheers for Norah (artist John Armstrong)
- Odd Mann Out (artist A E Allen)
- Brenda’s Brownies (artist and writer Mike Brown)
- Anna’s Forbidden Friend (artist Miguel Quesada)
- The School of No Escape (artist unknown artist ‘Merry’)
- Our Big BIG Secret (artist Jim Baikie)
- Not So Lady-like Lucy
- Wee Sue (artist Vicente Torregrosa Manrique)
- Little Lady Nobody (artist Desmond Walduck?)
- Wendy the Witch (artist and writer Mike Brown)
- Sandra Must Dance (artist Douglas Perry)
- Bonnie’s Butler (artist Julio Bosch)
- Silver Is a Star (artist Eduardo Feito)
- A Sandie Pop Portrait – Dave Cassidy (artist Bob Gifford)
I am behindhand in getting back to these issues of Sandie – partly for personal / work reasons, and partly I suspect that I am making the description of each issue a bit too long to easily complete. Let’s see if there is mileage in cutting down the entries a little.
Norah is being nobbled by her cousin and family – Mrs Maddox is defending and supporting her but the cousin’s nasty trick in putting the clock forward by an hour may prevent Norah from succeeding in her swimming trial.
Susie Mann is still championing the underdogs at her school, even against her own family. It is a real kangaroo court that her friend is facing! Very corrupt goings-on in this school.
Estate Manager Ramage has made it look like protagonist Anna has pinched some fruit that she never did. Her family don’t really believe her, but the fact she says she’s friends with Julia, the landlord’s daughter, is the real clincher in their disbelief. Lots of sobs accompany this Quesada artwork, and worse is to come as the tenants of the estate are all given their eviction order.
Dale has discovered something interesting with the stony-faced enforcers of Miss Voor’s – one of them is smiley and joyful as she sees a swallow flying. What’s that all about?
In “Little Lady Nobody”, Elaine Moresby is still trying to get to the bottom of why her uncle wants to see her dead. She has a chance to testify against him in court (with it all rigged against her, of course) – but her uncle argues that it would be unfair to her friend Mary’s mother. What will Elaine do next?
There is a voting box in this week’s issue, filled out by the owner. At this time, her favourite story was “The School of No Escape”, followed by “Wee Sue” and “Anna’s Forbidden Friend”.
“Sandra Must Dance” – Sandra’s sister Joan hates seeing her twin dancing under her namme, even though Sandra is only doing it to support their gran. The psychic bond between the two girls falters, but Sandra is able to continue dancing because she has had more practice now than before. A secret enemy tries to separate them further via a forged letter – will it work?
In “Silver Is A Star”, Mr MAcReady is out of hospital – though who knows if he is really as well as he claims to be – and Trudy is bidding fair to win her race – until the two snob rivals try to get her disqualified.