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Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  215 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Thirteen adventures with Millicent Margaret Amanda including those in which she spends a penny, goes blackberrying, and makes a cosy.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published 2007 by Puffin (first published 1928)
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Katy Noyes
Nov 09, 2015 Katy Noyes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another classic that I bypassed in childhood, but unlike some, it stands the test of time for an adult reader.

I decided to try it to see if I would read it with my son in the next year or two. Despite it being about a girl, and a girl many many decades past, I do think he'd quite enjoy the stories about Milly-Molly-Mandy.

She's a fairly good little girl (she's no Horrid Henry), and has rather twee adventures (blackberry picking, earning money, running a shop), I really liked the writing style, a
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Christina
Originally published in 1928, this is a collection of simple stories of a little girl living in a small village. My mother read this book when she was little. I remember her reading it to me when I was little and I thought it was the most boring book ever. Nothing ever seemed to happen, and I liked Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree books much better.
Reading it as an adult, I found it refreshingly sweet and enjoyed the subtle historical details. I think as a child, there just wasn't enough conflict or
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Helena Spiteri
Apr 05, 2013 Helena Spiteri rated it liked it

The Adventures of Milly Molly Mandy is a story of little girl in a red and white striped dress who lives in a “nice white cottage with a thatched roof”. Her real name is Millicent Margaret Amanda, but she got her nickname because her full name is so long. She's an only child and lives with her doting family, including mum, dad, aunt, uncle and grandparents. Each chapter opens with ‘once upon a time’ and goes on to tell of her mini adventures in the village and countryside where she lives, often
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Renee
Oct 06, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Ever since I named my daughter Molly, I have heard Milly-Molly-Mandy references. I decided it was time to read one. I read this aloud over several night to my 3 and 5 year old kids.

Each chapter is a delightfully sweet, separate story. Milly-Molly-Mandy is a very kind, generous girl and everything always works out well for her.

The book was written in the 1920s and show what everyday life would have been like. A horse and trap instead of a car, a candle instead of an electric light and bread and
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Onysha
Mar 25, 2014 Onysha rated it liked it
Shelves: family-stories
A sentence on the cover of my copy says, "The nicest things happen to Milly-Molly-Mandy!"
I did not expect that to be literal.

Really, everything nice happens to her, and when anything has the slightest chance of possibly going wrong, it always ends up all right. From buying handkerchiefs to earning money to minding a shop for an absent adult, everything turns out all right. The only person who doesn't always get everything all right is poor Billy Blunt. He gives up most of his money for MMM to th
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LIndsay
Nov 23, 2011 LIndsay rated it really liked it
The copy I bought for my girls was like the others on the list which are cream and candy pink and beautifully illustrated. What can I say. I want to live in a world where people are kind and considerate I want to live in a utopic society where people are fair and honest and grateful for the little they have.

I want to live in Milly Moly Mandy land!!
Ruth
Jul 15, 2015 Ruth rated it it was amazing
I adore the Milly Molly Mandy stories. I didn't read the books as a child, but as an adult to my own daughter. She loved them so much, that she wrote her own version of the tales. There's an innocence about her world and the people in it are thoroughly decent. Consequently, Milly Molly Mandy enjoys a freedom which children sadly no longer have - left alone in the house while her parents go out, camping, walking alone to school. My favourite is the one about the duck, but I'm not sure if it's in ...more
Daylight
Sep 02, 2015 Daylight rated it really liked it
These are beautifully told stories and I can still hear my Grandmother's voice saying the words as I reread them, but I admit that I have grown up into a rather cynical adult and something kind of bugs me about the fact that the purpose of all the stories seem to be to show how ridiculously well-behaved, generous, and kind Milly-Molly-Mandy is.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Jul 27, 2014 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it it was amazing
MMM is a delightful little girl and this book is a charming account of all of her small but lovely adventures. If you are looking for a book that is a readable book for young children, that is about the little things that happen in ordinary life, that is gentle and kind-spirited, then this is the book for you. A 1001 CBYMRBYGU.
Dodo Sharawi
Oct 25, 2015 Dodo Sharawi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the nicest things happen to milly-molly-mandy! her adventures are quite interesting .every chapter contains a different adventure but the characters are always the same. enjoy!!!
Dawn
Dec 02, 2012 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Daisee liked this book because all the stories were about Milly Molly Mandy but each chapter was a separate story. She liked the character of Milly Molly Mandy because she was naughty but she got the jobs her parents gave her finished. She liked making things for her parents.

This is the first complete chapter book Daisee has read by herself.
Amy
Apr 16, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
We read a few MMM books a few years back. Other than being annoyed at having to say MMM all the time, I enjoyed reading these and Bea loved the simple stories of her life in a simpler time.
Esther May
Oct 15, 2014 Esther May rated it really liked it
Millie Molly Mandy stories are super cute. They are simple and fun. My kids enjoyed reading about Millie Molly Mandy. I just wish her name were easier to say over and over again.
Amy
Feb 09, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
I read this when i was young i used to love this book so much, my copy is kinda tattered. Takes you back to a simpler time, when kids were kids, such sweet little stories.
Gypsyfly
Aug 28, 2010 Gypsyfly rated it really liked it
Great book for kids and mamas...little bit like living in a perfect past. Milly Molly Mandy is so well behaved :)...a mama can dream.
Sidrah Syed
The book that got me into reading <3
Sophie
Feb 24, 2013 Sophie rated it it was amazing
Loved it, a joy to rediscover
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