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Nell’s Nine Lives

Plot

When the Finn family was moving away Becky Finn’s cat, Nell was lost in an accident. Around Nell’s neck was a charm bracelet Becky had given her. On the bracelet were nine charms one for each of Nell’s nine lives, but Nells luck and her nine lives were running out fast, as she desperately tried to find her way back to Becky.

Notes

  • Art: Paddy Brennan

Appeared

  • Nell’s Nine Lives – Suzy: #106 (15 September 1984) – #115 (17 November 1984)

Rosie and Redfire

Plot

On Rose Redman’s birthday her parents had shown her Redfire the Redman Ruby a priceless gem that was in a secret compartment of her fathers cane. Then Rosie’s parents were killed and all belongings sold off. When her pony, Punch and dog, Judy turned up a the orphanage she decided to go search for Redfire.

Notes

  • Art: Terry Aspin

Appeared

  • Rosie and Redfire – Suzy: #67 (17 December 1983) – #81 (24 March 1984)

Scrubcat

Plot

Born and raised in the outback of Australia, young Scrubcat Jackson had been the only one to see where nuclear rockets had landed when they had been launched in mistake by a foreign power. Her uncanny knowledge of the country had enabled Scrubcat to lead Major Chisolm, the de-fusing expert, to five of the rockets.

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith
  • Reworked from a Wizard story of the same name, with the protagonist changed to female.

Appeared

  • Scrubcat – Judy: #631 (12 February 1972) – #650 (24 June 1972)

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)