Tag Archives: orphan

The Cloud on Sunshine Cottage

Plot

Hannah Watson parents were killed in a car crash just before buying their dream house. Afterwards Hannah stays with the Hoppers who ended up buying the house instead. She felt resentful of this and was determined to put a cloud on their happiness

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • The Cloud on Sunshine Cottage – Tracy: #271 (8 December 1984) – #277 (19 January 1985)

Little Annie Rooney

Plot

Little Annie Rooney was originally a 1920s comic strip for King Features Syndicate , about a young orphaned girl who traveled about with her dog, Zero.

Notes

  • First printed January 10, 1927 and ran until 1966
  • It had similarities to another popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie
  • There were several creators over the years, the reprinted strips in Tracy were by Brandon Walsh and Darrell McClure

Appeared

  • Little Annie Rooney – Tracy:   #214 (5 November 1983) – #228 (11 February 1984)

Sparrow and her Songs

Plot

In the 1880s, many of the poorest people in Paris, lived in a a shanty town near Montmartre, until one dreadful day when the wooden shanties burned down. Then the folk had to struggle to earn food and shelter. Some were mere children, like Sparrow and her crippled brother, Marcel. Her only hope to was to make money with her music, but it was not going to be easy for her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Sparrow and her Songs – Tracy: #179 (5 March 1983) – #189 (14 May 1983)

A Home for Heather

Plot

Heather Anderson’s parent’s were killed in an accident, while on a  job hunting visit to Cliffmore New Town. Many sympathetic townspeople wrote to the children’s home offering lonely Heather a new home, but she’s been unable to fit in happily with any of them.

Notes

Appeared

  • A Home for Heather – Tracy: #93 (11 July 1981) – #103 (19 September 1981)

The Flying Starrs

Plot

The only enemy circus orphan Lara Starr had at Gormans Circus where she had been brought up since the death of her parents (the flying starrs) was trapeze girl Mandy. She knew that the circus clown Zappo was secretly training Lara on trapeze which was forbidden. She also knew Lara was good enough to take over from her

Notes

Appeared

  • The Flying Starrs – Suzy: #207 (23 August 1986) – #213 (4 October 1986)

A New Life for Wanda

Plot

When wealthy Mrs Richmond lost all her money, Wanda Simmons left the orphanage  to help the woman who had wanted to adopt her. Mrs Richmond took a job in the Sports’ Department of a Jorge store but she became very angry when Wanda saw her demonstrating a tennis stroke to a customer.

new life wanda

Notes

Appeared

  • A New Life for Wanda –  #142 (1 November 1975) –  #154 (24 January 1976)

Village of Orphans

Plot

When all the children of the farming village of Kirkwood are orphaned by a chartered plane crash, sixteen-year-old Anne Reeves persuades the authorities to grant a trial period to see if the children can look after themselves. Miss Crow, a county official who is against the project, is about to visit the village — and young Tommy Dawson has run away. Anne searches for him on horseback.

village of orphans

Notes

Appeared

  • Village of Orphans  – Judy:   #332 (21 May 1966) –  #341 (23 July 1966)

Dark Days for Dolly

Plot:

Orphan Dolly Leonard was happy to be taken in by the wealthy Mrs. Carstairs to live in Taltree Manor, but then Mrs. Carstairs had a stroke leaving her paralysed. When her relatives arrived, they discovered their aunt was leaving her estate to Dolly , on the condition that Dolly was still living there at the time of Mrs. Carstair’s death. They were determined to get rid of Dolly before this happened.

Dark Days for Dolly

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Dark Days for Dolly –  Bunty:   #1480 (24 May 1986) – #1492 (16 August 1986)

 

The Night Owls

Plot:

Sophie Gray and her brother, Jack,  are able to leave the orphanage they stay in when they inherit a cottage when their Great-Uncle Lional had left them. They  find a secret passageway in the cottage that leads to Black Scar mine. There they help the poor boys who slave in the mine for the sinister Silas Morgan.

night owls

Notes:

  • Translated into Dutch: Debbie Parade Album #34

Appeared:

  • The Night Owls –  Bunty: #1292 (16 October 1982) – #1309 (12 February 1983)