Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!
This week's throwback is:
Mandy by Julie Andrews
The magic of finding a home Mandy, a ten-year-old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer, and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers. Sometimes she "borrows" things she needs from the orphanage. Sometimes, to guard her secret, she even lies. Then, one stormy night at the cottage, Mandy gets sick, and no one knows how to find her—except a special friend she didn't know she had.
I was introduced to this book by a friend, Amanda, when I was about 6-years-old. The book is broken up into the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) which I thought was the coolest thing at the time. I wonder if this has anything to with the desire I always had to work with foster care children. I don't think it was everything but it may have had some impact.
What is your throwback?