Tag Archives: orphan

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

  • Reprinted and translated to Dutch as “Een nieuw leven voor Wanda” – Tina: #27/1976-#39/1976.

Appeared

  • A New Life for Wanda –  Debbie: #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)

 

Clare- The Children’s Champion

Plot

After a cholera epidemic, Sir Frederick Winton, a wealthy man decides to help orphan children taking them into his home. Clare Gaston is the first orphan he rescues and she becomes responsible for supervising the other children.

clare childrens champion

Notes

Appeared

  • Clare- The Children’s Champion–  Bunty: #688 (20 March 1971) – #699 (05 June 1971)

 

The Story of Heidi

Plot:

Heidi a young Swiss orphan lives with her grandfather on top of the mountain Alm. While the villagers think of him as an ogre, Heidi has seen the kinder side of him. She is happy living with him until her aunt comes to take her away and be a companion with an invalid girl Clara.

heidi

Notes:

  • Adapted from the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Appeared:

  • The Story of Heidi–  Bunty: circa #118 (16 Jan 1960) – ?

 

Kate the Creep

Plot

Orphan Kate Nixon was well cared for by her kind Aunt Rose, but when the wealthy Waltons moved to the district, selfish Kate befriended Julie Walton with the idea of getting herself adopted by them and sharing their luxurious life-style.

Notes

Appeared

  • Kate the Creep – Mandy: circa #818 (18 September 1982) – (?)

Welcome House

Plot

Linda Harris, an orphan, had been left Welcome House, as she had named it, in the will of an old gentleman. She had quickly become one of the most popular people in Bank Street because of her ready smile, her warm heart, and her willingness to help anyone in need.

Notes

  • Text story

Appeared

  • Welcome House – Mandy:  (?) – #172 (2 May 1970)
  • Welcome House (2) – Mandy:  circa #179 (20 June 1970) – (?)