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Mandie and the Trunk's Secret (Mandie #5)

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Mandie and her best friend return to the attic to investigate and discover a set of old letters which include some important and exciting information. Ages 8-13.
Paperback, 126 pages
Published July 1st 1985 by Bethany House Publishers
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Mandie and her best friend return to the attic to investigate and discover a set of old letters which include some important and exciting information.”


Series: Book #5 in “Mandie” series. (Read the reviews of: #1 Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! And #4 Here!) {There also is the “Young Mandie Mystery” series, (Book #1 review Here and Book #2 review Here!) but they do not connect together well}


Spiritual Content- Talks about God & trusting Him; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God (but
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Claira
Dec 28, 2016 added it
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL !
Cara
There is such a thing as too much foreshadowing.
Twyla
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: auryn-s-books
my favorite part was when Mandie and Celia found out who had written the letters. My least favorite part was when Mandie and Celia got in trouble.
wanderer
I admit it: I am reviewing these books years after reading them. However, do not even suggest that I'm no longer qualified, that too many years have passed to remember. My battered and faded copies of these books testify to how many times I read them growing up and plots and entire passages are seared in my memory forever.

Snowball always ran away, Mandie always got in trouble, Uncle Ned always rescued her, and Joe and Tommy bristled at each other. I myself prefered Joe, but Tommy's cosmopolitan
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Heather
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

I was really disapointed in this book. The other books that I have read in the Mandie Mystery series have been really good, mature mystery books. This one was just plain cheesy and it was so immature that it was borderline stupid. There wasn't much mystery in it at all and Leppard didn't write the story well at all. She pretty much told the reader what was going to happen even before Madie and her friends figured it out. Plus Madie and her friends were just refered to as the three youn
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Melanie, Aaron, Annie, and Mary Project
Read by: Melanie
Genre: Mystery
Author: Lois Gladys Leppard Illustrator:
Interest Level: 3-5
Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6
DRA: N/A
Lexile: 720 L

Mandie and her friend, Celia, have gotten in trouble for sneaking into the attic after curfew. As a punishment for this they are assigned the task of cleaning and organizing the attic, which is fine by them because they want to know what was in that trunk. Inside the trunk are old furs and love letters, which begins a whole new mystery of who the letters were
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Annaleigh Niedzielski
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recently finished a book called Mandie and the Trunks Secret by Lois Gladys Leppard. This book is historical fiction because it takes place in the past and it is based on Lois' own history as well as her mom's. This story takes place at Misses Heathwood's School for Girls in Aseville, North Carolina. The main characters are Mandie, Joe, and Celia. In this book Mandie and Celia are given the punishment of cleaning and organizing the attic at their boarding school. While doing this they discove ...more
Meadow Frisbie
Feb 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
In her last adventure, Mandi and her best friend have discovered a mysterious old trunk in the attic of their boarding school. In this story they retuned to the attic to investigate and discover a set of letters which included some important and exciting information. Though warned that uncovering the past can be both dangerous and painful, Mandie and her friends refuse to give up.

Mandie books are very sweet. I loved them as a kid, around the age of 8, and I still enjoy them,
Rachel
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous and fun read about a young teen girl and her friend who live in a boarding school. They have been in trouble for finding too much adventure in the past, so there is much talk about making sure they're following the rules and doing things the way their authorities expect. The trunk yields fun surprises that require questionable tactics, but everything works out in the end. Fun and highly recommended.
Mandie Shaw
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mandie and the Trunk’s Secret is book #5 in the MANDIE series and continues Leppard’s trend of great children’s fiction.

The love story is engaging and sweet. This book also offers some great suspense, making the reader wonder who the letters could have been to.

I highly recommend it to MANDIE fans and to anyone who loves great adventure fiction!
Johnny Bennett
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Probably the most adventure in a Mandie story so far. I disagree with the moral of keeping your nose out of others business as portrayed here. Still was fun quick read. Started to pass these on to my daughters to read.
Rachel
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Mandie books are fun Christian mysteries for children, but I still love reading them. Even though she doesn't age very quickly and seems to get far too many breaks from school during the year, she's a lot of fun.
JL
Oct 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
10%
Laura
Sep 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Okay, but like most of the other books, it doesn't get good until the end.
Gabrielle
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
i dont remember this one either but it was pretty good
Robyn
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
I know I read this, but barely remember reading it. I liked the Mandy books, though.
Kaylee
Nov 24, 2008 added it
It was the 2nd book i read because i couldn't find #2. It was another WONDERFUL adventure with mandie and her friends.
Superreader200
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was great I think it was one of my favorites
Taliah
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book because it is a loving, courageous, heartwarming and it will keep you on the edge of your seat! The Mandie series are great books for kids everywhere.
Anna
Mar 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Cute. All the Mandie books are just very cute and suitable for little girls who like old-fashioned adventure.
Katrina
Jun 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Soo bad. Stiff and preachy.
Clia
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
One of the bests
Jerry
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
More of the same as the previous novels...which isn't a bad thing; as they say: If it's not broke...don't fix it!
Lori
Aug 15, 2010 rated it liked it
A great series of books for children/young adults. Often recommended for girls, because the main protagonist is female, these books could still be a good read for boys, too.
Meghan
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Still the same good Mandie mysteries.
Partridge Public
Sep 24, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: JF Lep
Shelves: juniorfiction
Leppard, Lois G. PB
Felicia
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great!
Esther Brownie
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Dec 13, 2014
Anna Dirks
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