Tag Archives: fantasy

The Strange Tale of Sara’s Snap Encounter

Plot:

After finding a pack of magic playing cards in her gran’s loft, spoilt Sara Greaves finds herself whisked away by a parrot named Emily to the sinister land of the snap cards. The characters have come to life and Sara is forced into playing a strange game of snap — she must find the matching pair if she is ever to return to her own world.

Notes:

  • Artist: David Matysiak

Appeared:

  • The Strange Tale of Sara’s Snap Encounter – Suzy: (?) – #181 (22 February 1986)

30 Days of Destiny

Plot

Angela Dobson, is sent to stay with her with Great-Aunt Geraldine in Madoc Castle near the Cornish coast. Angela seems to have a connection with her ancestor Lady Angelina, a wild young lady who became a highway robber. Somehow Angela has timeslips back to the past that helps her uncover the mystery of Lady Angelina.

Notes

Appeared

  • 30 Days of Destiny – circa #730 (5 Jan 1974) – (?)

The Secret of the Red Balloons

Plot

Children are mysteriously going missing. Jo Baker and her friend Jean Simpson discover that a man at a fair is selling red balloons that children can inflate to such sizes that they are literally flying away on them. Jo is shocked to see that one of the latest children to fly away is her sister Lucy.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Secret of the Red Balloons –  Bunty: 1969. No publication dates currently available.

Last Girl in Hamelin

Plot

In the wake of the Pied Piper, Carla is the last girl left in Hamelin because she had been in jail on a false charge when the Pied Piper took the children away in revenge for the mayor refusing to pay him for eradicating the rats. The parents get jealous at Carla being spared while they lost their own children and Carla finds herself persecuted.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • Last Girl in Hamelin –  Bunty: #892 (15 February 1975) – (?)

The Bird of Happiness

Plot

Susan Manners feels miserable with her lot. Her family can’t afford much so she often feels left out, Mum is sick, Dad is worn out because he is forced to work too hard, and she feels lumbered with the kids and has no friends. She wishes for some happiness, and then the Bird of Happiness appears. It comes from the Land of Ssenippah, the land where dreams come true and everyone there has a Bird of Happiness. Susan travels with the Bird of Happiness into Ssenippah to find happiness. She has a lot of amazing adventures but finds true happiness eluding her.

Bird

Notes

Appeared

  • The Bird of Happiness –  Mandy: #1139 (12 November 1988) – #1147 (7 January 1989)

 

Dana from the Deep

Plot

Eleven-year-old Dana West had been adopted after she was discovered as a tiny baby abandoned on the seashore. One day, while at the beach, a voice from a sea shell told Dana that she was really one of the Sea-people and must return to the sea before her twelfth birthday. If she disobeyed the summons, she would have to pay a terrible penalty.

dana-from-the-deep

Notes

  • Art: Eduardo Feito

Appeared

  • Dana from the Deep –  Judy:  #1445 (19 Sep. 1987) – #1457 (12 Dec. 1987)

The Land of Nowhere

Plot

When Nancy Wilson waters her sunflowers with a special growing powder, they just grow and grow. Nancy climbs the sunflowers to look for her cat Prudence and finds herself in The Land of Nowhere, a magic wonderland. In the Land of Nowhere, Nancy gains magical powers, but gets herself into trouble each time she uses them.

Notes

  • Artist: A E Allen

Appeared

  • The Land of Nowhere – Bunty: #1344 (15 October 1983) – #1358 (21 January 1984)

Finola and the Feinn

Plot:

Finola is a Third-Century Pictish princess befriended by a band of Celtic  warriors known as the Feinn. When Queen Grainne is turned into a white hind by Luath, the Yellow Magician, and disappears into a thicket made of the sacred rowan trees, Finola is the first to follow. finola and feinn

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Finola and the Feinn – Judy:  404 (07 October 1967) – (?)

Prisoners of the Rainbow

Plot:

By a strange quirk of fate, Raine Franklin and her little sister Wendy, had stumbled through the Spectrum Door which had led them to an invisible universe on the other side of the rainbow.  But the door had vanished and there seemed no way back home again. To make matters worse, time was travelling backwards at incredible speed.

prisoners of rainbow

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Prisoners Of The Rainbow –  Bunty:   #1206 (21 February 1981) – ?