Tag Archives: Cinderella story

The Secret of Marion’s Music Box

Plot:

Marion Taylor is being looked after by her Aunt Madge and Uncle Wilf, who are cruel to her. She takes solace in her music box, which is magical. As Marion is the thirteenth girl to own it, she can travel back in time to meet the previous owners of the box.

Marion

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Secret of Marion’s Music Box –  Mandy:  #474 (14 Feb. 1976) – #487 (15 May 1976)

 

Kim of the Canals

Plot:

When Kim Barry’s grandfather dies, her horrible Uncle Sam and cousin Laura move into her barge home, the “Northern Queen”. They abuse Kim and treat her like a slave, but she puts up with it because of her love of swimming. She joins a swimming club and is determined to train at every opportunity.

Kim

Notes:

  • Writer: Maureen Hartley

Appeared:

  • Kim of the Canals –  Mandy:  #381 (04 May 1974) – #395 (10 August 1974)

 

Sleepy Sally / Sally – the Slave-Girl Star

Plot

Sally Binks is always falling asleep in class because she is forced to work early in the morning and late at night at her stepmother’s laundry. The headmistress and deputy headmistress don’t act because they dislike Sally. But Sally has ambitions to go on stage and begins to make headway in that area.

Sally

Notes

Appeared

  • Sleepy Sally – Mandy: #19 (27 May 1967) – #40 (21 October 1967)
  • Reprinted as Sally – The Slave-Girl Star –  Mandy: circa #386 (8 June 1974) – (?)
  • Reprinted: Lucky Charm #5 (1980)

 

Little Amy [1985]

Plot

Amy Miller is thirteen, but small for her age. When photographer Don Dawson mistakes Amy for an eight-year-old, her unscrupulous Aunt Pearl forces her to keep up the deception in order to work as a model. Aunt Pearl even goes as far as to keep Amy underfed in order to stunt her growth and keep her in the primers at school.

Amy

Notes

Appeared

  • Little Amy –  Tracy: #277 (19 January 1985), continued in Judy & Tracy: #1306 (19 January 1985) – #1327 (15 June 1985)

Sing a Sad Song

Plot:

Orphan Cindy Ella is treated badly by Aunt Vera and her family. Their only interest is the pop group they run. Cindy is forced to sing backstage while the group’s vocalist Katey mimes. Benny, the drummer in the group and family friend, is the only one to be kind to Cindy.

Sad Song

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Sing a Sad Song – Judy:  #1061 (10 May 1980) – #1070  (12 July 1980)

 

Haunted Harriet

Plot

Harriet Jones is treated like a servant at Greygables Grange, the home of her wealthy relatives, the Manston family. Then Harriet finds a mysterious portrait of Vicky, who begins to exert an evil influence over Harriet.

Harriet

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Haunted Harriet – Judy: published in 1981
  • Reprinted (as Judy Classic) – M&J #144 (12 February 1994) – #154 (23 April 1994)

Sheila the Sham

Plot

Sheila Ward and her younger brother and sister have lived in a children’s home since they were orphaned. When Sheila becomes deaf after an accident, their hitherto disinterested aunt and uncle suddenly take an interest in them. This is because they are after Sheila’s compensation money. So when Sheila’s hearing returns, her guardians blackmail her into pretending to still be deaf.

Sheila.jpg

Notes

Appeared

  • Sheila the Sham – Tracy: #135 (1 May 1982) – #150 (14 August 1982)