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Mandie Collection V01 (5 In 1) [Paperback]

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A collection of tales featuring Mandie, an orphan, and her friends as they solve mysteries together in turn-of-the-century North Carolina.

Publishers Description
This five-in-one volume brings MANDIE fans--new and old alike--back to where it all began. Readers will discover anew the charms of the impulsive Mandie Shaw as she faces the ups and downs of first losing her father and then finding her long-lost family in "Mandie and the Secret Tunnel." Many more mysteries follow for Mandie and her friends in "Mandie and the Cherokee Legend," "Mandie and the Ghost Bandits," "Mandie and the Forbidden Attic," and "Mandie and the Trunk's Secret."

Item Specifications...

Pages   541
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 6.16" Height: 1.41"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Age  8-13
ISBN  0764204467  
EAN  9780764204463  


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Mediocre Literature, Bad Theology  May 4, 2010
I loved this series as a kid, so I decided to re-read it. Basically, each book centers on Mandie, a country-born girl from North Carolina who is reunited with her wealthy mother and uncle after her father dies. Mandie always finds some mystery adventure to solve along with her friends Celia, Joe, Jonathon, and occasionally her Cherokee kin people. The series begins when Mandie is 12, poor, and seemingly orphaned and ends with her graduating from boarding school at 16. She solves mysteries and experiences adventure in several different settings.

Accolades: The mysteries are decent and the stories are entertaining. Mandie prays to God when she is afraid.

Things I Could Live Without: BUT...I was thoroughly disappointed while reading my one-time childhood favorite. Why? The theology is terrible and extremely works-based, which is why I will no longer be saving them for my children. Yes, the books may teach some good lessons, but that is not worth the bad theology. I can find better alternatives. What's so bad about it? It's very works based. You see Mandie questioning God (aka being real) only once, when her father dies, and she immediately scolds herself. The grace of Jesus is never spoken of and you will find very little, if any, redemptive themes in these books. The villains are always labeled "bad people" and rightly punished for "being bad," but the beauty of lost sinners finding redemption-the Gospel-is never represented. This is distinct in the second book, when Mandie encounters her Cherokee cousin, who hates her and causes mischief. Uncle Ned, Mandie's old Indian friend, is heard stating several times that "T'sani is a bad Cherokee." "T'sani is a bad person." "T'sani gets what he deserves." Never, "Let's have compassion on T'sani and pray for him."

Adding to this works theology is that the protagonists are praised for their "goodness."

Also, Mandie is a total SPOILED BRAT. I never realized this when I was young. Probably because I was 12 and a brat too. The series covers a scope of four years, yet Mandie never grows up, never grows as a person, never grows spiritually or emotionally more mature. In fact, she is worse at 16 than she is at 12! Sighing, stomping her feet when she doesn't get her way, being selfish. Ugh. She also flirts and strings along at least 3 boys in these series because she can't make up her mind who she likes. Well, she's ONLY 16, Lois!

While the stories are entertaining, there is better literature out there for this age group!
 
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Wonderful book!! I loved these books when I was younger and my daughters love them now! Great seller. Received the book quickly.
 
Great books  Feb 6, 2009
I started reading the Mandie books when I was 8 years old. I am now 21 and still love them. They are wholesome entertainment for girls, especially in a time when wholesome is not available in most preteen literature. The only problem I have with them is that Mandie occasionally does not act her age all the time.
 
Very enjoyable children's stories  Oct 12, 2008
My children loved this collection of Mandie books. Unfortunately I was disappointed with some unsound doctrine concerning salvation (works based), as well as the amount of youthful romance presented at such a young age.

Despite those concerns, I know that meeting Mandie and her friends has made an impact on our family's day-to-day existence. Our orange and white tabby kitten has been renamed Snowball after Mandie's white cat. When I finished reading the first five books in this volume to my children they both exclaimed, "More Mandie Mamma!" When my five-year-old catches sight of the book she asks, "Can we read Mandie again Mommy?" In conclusion I quote my eldest child once more, "Mommy, isn't Mandie the bestest bedtime story book ever?"
 
great deal 4 girls classic  Jan 9, 2008
I ordered this book for my 11 year daughter. She inhaled it! She described it as the "best book, I've EVER read!" Since she's an avid reader, that is surely a compliment. She is begging for the second volume now. It is fortunate to know that there are still some wholesome, engaging materials out there for preteens. We are looking forward to more!
 

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