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The Search for Sister Sarah

Plot

Orphan Jane Ackroyd seemed destined to end up in a workhouse, until she discovered she had a sister, Sarah who had run off to join the circus many years before. Sarah had built up a reputation as a juggler and somehow Sarah’s old doll had the special ability of giving Jane glimpses of Sarah.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Search for Sister Sarah – Suzy: #214 (11 October 1986) – #222 (6 December 1986)

Gina the Gondolier

Plot 

Many years ago in Venice, a young boy, Giacomo Manetti, vanished. His father, a gondolier, was injured while searching for him and now, his twin sister, Gina, disguised as a gondolier, was looking for him.

gina the gondolier

Notes

  • Text Story

Appeared

  • Gina the Gondolier – #86 (5 October 1974) – (?)

Goldie – Little Dog Lost

Plot

In 1940 with her father lying in hospital injured after a German air-raid, Lindy Lewis is searching London for Goldie, her pet cocker spaniel, who has run away. Goldie is due to have pups any day. Lindy is living temporarily with Betty Tripp and her family. Betty’s sister, Mary, has lost the power of speech after an air-raid. Mary takes Lindy to a bomb site where she saw a stray spaniel. With the help of Rags, a mongrel Lindy has befriended, she recovers a spaniel puppy from a hide-out under some debris.

goldie1

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Goldie – Little Dog Lost – Emma: #54 (3 March 1979) – #64 (12 May 1979)

I’ll Bring Robbie Round!

Plot:

Becky Castle’s brother, Robbie, was competing in an athletics  event when a carelessly thrown discus caused him to fall into a coma. Becky resolved to make a taped collection of sounds connected with his favourite activities in the hope that hearing them might help him recover. Her plan aroused considerable interest at the hospital where Robbie was a patient.

i'll bring robbie around

Notes:

Appeared:

  • I’ll Bring Robbie Round! – Judy and Tracy:  #1401 (15 Nov 1986) – #1411 (24 Jan 1987)

Four Tasks for Tiny Tessa

Plot:

Tessa Teesdale, is shrunk to doll-size by Dr Paulus to retrieve the four sacred rubies of Vilvenia. One problem she runs into is when she is  mistaken by a night-owl for a mouse as she is trying to deliver the second of the jewels. The owl carries Tessa high into the belfry of a church.

four tasks for tiny tessa

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Four Tasks for Tiny Tessa  – Judy: #998 (24 February 1979) – #1005 (14 April 1979)

 

 

Megan of the Magic Lantern

Plot:

In the 19th century, Megan Hughes and her grandfather go in search of Megan’s mother Olwen, who had disappeared from home many years ago after her husband and other children died. Grandfather and Megan use their magic lantern shows to aid the search by always showing audiences a picture of Olwen. Eventually a boy recognises her as “The Ghost Lady”, who haunts the coal mines at Maesglas.

Megan

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Megan of the Magic Lantern (?) – Judy & Tracy #1361 (8 February 1986)