Tag Archives: John Woods

Children of the Night

Plot

The evil Aunt Mabel runs an orphanage for homeless children where she shuts out sunlight on them, making them blind by day but able to navigate in the dark. This is so she can send them out to steal at night. When justice catches up with Aunt Mabel, the children are taken in by the generous and wealthy Mrs Rigby, who is given one month to reform them.

children of night

Notes

  • Artist: John Woods

Appeared

  • Children of the Night –  Bunty: (?) – #1200 (10 January 1981)

Bird Girl

Plot:

Lynn Fairfax and her artist father move to the Italian village of Torricelli. Lynn encounters a mysterious girl who has a strange way with birds. She soon finds the mysterious girl is trying to save the birds from trappers and decides to lend a hand. But Lynn has to win the girl’s confidence as the girl seems to be afraid of her.

Bird

Notes:

  • Artist: John Woods

Appeared:

  • Bird Girl –  Bunty:  #943 (7 February 1976) – (?)

Wendy’s Wishing Well

Plot

Wendy Webster’s family buy  Wishing Well Café, complete with a wishing well. Its wishes are guaranteed to come true – with help from Wendy, who has discovered a secret entrance into the well. This enables her to intercept wishes that are thrown into the well and make them come true.

Notes

  • Artist: John Woods

Appeared

  • Wendy’s Wishing Well – Bunty: #843 (09 March 1974) – #853 (18 May 1974)
  • Reprinted – Bunty Monthly

Laurel and the Talking Doll

Plot

In Victorian times, gypsy girl Laurel Lee makes a living by giving puppet shows. Laurel’s sister Leona is accused of stealing a necklace and goes on the run. One of the puppets, Fairy Goodwish, starts coming to life to give Laurel clues to track down the real thief.

Notes

  • Artist: John Woods
  • Advertised as Laurel and her Talking Doll in Bunty #838

Appeared

  • Laurel and the Talking Doll – Bunty: #839 (09 February 1974) – #848 (13 April 1974)

A School for Susan

Plot:

After her father died, Susan Hawthorn’s mother decided to send her to school instead of being taught by private tutors. It was proving to be a difficult task for Mrs Hawrhorn to find the right school for Susan. Susan had caught pneumonia during a climbing expedition at her last school, and her mother chose another which did not allow such rigorous pursuits—Slater Hall.

school for susan

Notes:

  • Art: John Woods

Appeared:

  • A School for Susan – Judy: #517 (06 Dec. 1970) – #525 (31 Jan. 1970)
  • Reprinted – Judy: #1010 (19 May 1979) – #1018 (14 July 1979)

The Evil of Emily

Plot

Kate Williams is about to be adopted by Lord and Lady Lester when she is badly burned in fire caused by nasty Emily West. When she recovers, she discovers that Emily is posing as her to be adopted in her place. Kate goes into the household as a scullery maid to expose Emily, but is impeded by the loss of her voice from the fire and being illiterate. She is overcoming the latter by learning to write, but Emily keeps sabotaging her efforts to prove her identity, and eventually gets her thrown into prison.

Emily

Notes

  • Artist: John Woods

Appeared

  • The Evil of Emily – circa #1316 (2 April 1983) – #1329 (2 July 1983)

The House of a Hundred Eyes

Plot:

Melody King has been left a house by her Great  Aunt Ethelreda on condition that she also looks after the fifty stray cats that live there. Unfortunately, Mrs King is allergic to cats, so she and Melody are living in the summerhouse in the grounds, but a mysterious woman helps to care for the cats. Cousin Lawrence, who wants to turn the house into a club, is determined to turn out Melody and her mother. Melody is convinced that he is the cause of Mrs King losing her job in Mrs Baines’ shop.

house of hundred eyes

Notes:

Artist: John Woods

Appeared:

  • The House of a Hundred Eyes – Judy: circa 489 (24 May 1969) –  (?)

 

Meggie’s Magic Book

Plot:

When Meggie Morgan finds an old spell book, she little realised that it’s Merlin the Magician. Without the book, he was stranded in the twentieth century. Determined to get it back Merlin followed Meggie everywhere – but to his horror she kept trying out spells! meggies magic book

Notes:

  • Art: John Woods

Appeared:

  • Meggie’s Magic Book –  Bunty:   circa #1202 (24 January 1981) – ?