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Lois Gladys Leppard


USA flag (1924 - 2008)

Lois Gladys Leppard was the ever-popular and prolific writer of Mandie Books. She was also a professional singer, actress, and playwright. Lois studied at the New York School of Music and the Voice Beautiful Institute in New York under Glenn Morris Starkie. Additionally, she and her two sisters, Sibyl and Louise, sang professionally as the Larke Sisters and appeared in the operetta Bohemian Girl and were presented at Carnegie Hall. As a drama student, she was in the group that organized The Little Theater in her home town. She has written several plays and was employed with Columbia Pictures.

She wrote the first Mandie book, Mandie and The Secret Tunnel, when she was eleven years old. However, the book was not published until many years later.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Inspirational
 
Series
Mandie
1. Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (1983)
2. Mandie and the Cherokee Legend (1983)
3. Mandie and the Ghost Bandits (1984)
4. Mandie and the Forbidden Attic (1985)
5. Mandie and the Trunk's Secret (1985)
6. Mandie and the Medicine Man (1986)
7. Mandie and the Charleston Phantom (1986)
8. Mandie and the Abandoned Mine (1987)
9. Mandie and the Hidden Treasure (1987)
10. Mandie and the Mysterious Bells (1988)
11. Mandie and the Holiday Surprise (1988)
12. Mandie and the Washington Nightmare (1989)
13. Mandie and the Midnight Journey (1989)
14. Mandie and the Shipboard Mystery (1990)
15. Mandie and the Foreign Spies (1990)
16. Mandie and the Silent Catacombs (1990)
17. Mandie and the Singing Chalet (1991)
18. Mandie and the Jumping Juniper (1991)
19. Mandie and the Mysterious Fisherman (1992)
20. Mandie and the Windmill's Message (1992)
21. Mandie and the Fiery Rescue (1993)
22. Mandie and the Angel's Secret (1993)
22. Mandie and the Dangerous Imposters (1994)
24. Mandie and the Invisible Troublemaker (1994)
25. Mandie and Her Missing Kin (1995)
26. Mandie and the Schoolhouse's Secret (1996)
27. Mandie and the Courtroom Battle (1996)
28. Mandie And Jonathan's Predicament (1997)
29. Mandie and the Unwanted Gift (1997)
30. The Mandie and the Long Good-bye (1998)
31. Mandie and the Buried Stranger (1999)
32. Mandie and the Seaside Rendezvous (1999)
33. Mandie and the Dark Alley (2000)
34. Mandie and the Tornado! (2001)
35. Mandie and the Quilt Mystery (2001)
36. Mandie and the New York Secret (2003)
37. Mandie and the Night Thief (2003)
37. Mandie and the Hidden Past (2003)
39. Mandie and the Missing Schoolmarm (2004)
40. Mandie and the Graduation Mystery (2004)
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Mandie: Her College Years
1. New Horizons (2006)
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