This Candy Candy Story Summary is written by Melanie Zee
Last updated on March 1, 1998.
Candy Candy is a story about an orphan girl, who went through lots of difficulties through out the whole story. It's one of the best manga, that shows the feelings and emotions of human life. It is a SAD and TOUCHING story... I highly recommend it!
In the following, you will find the WHOLE story of candy candy...but I'm sorry to say that, my
candy candy collection is in Chinese, so I don't know all the characters' Real English names...and
sometimes, I would just write Candy instead of Candy Candy, ^_^?
In Usa, in a small town, there was small church and a small orphanage called Paula's Home...
One typical May, when Sister Liu (sorry, I just translated off the chinese edition of candy candy, so I don't know if that name is correct) came out of Paula's Home, she saw a baby carriage with a cute little baby girl inside it... There was a note beside it saying "This child is called CANDY CANDY, please take care of her".
Candy Candy grew up there, with the care of Sister Liu and Paula (the nice owner of the orphanage, Paula's Home)... Candy Candy became friends with a lot of the other orphans, but there, she met her bestest friend, Anna (or Annie). Candy Candy is very playful and active, but on the other hand, Anna is a bit of a cry baby, and very quiet.
They both don't know when their birthday is, and wished so much to have someone to adopt them... for Anna, she wishes that she could have a very rich father and a mother to adopt her...
Later, Anna's wish came true, she was adopted by a very rich family, and was loved...but she and Candy candy has to part Anna's last words were: "I'll never forget you, Candy Candy"... They became pen pals...Anna writes to Candy Candy a lot... When one day, Candy candy received a letter... and the first sentence wrote "Goodbye Candy Candy...I can't let my friends know that I've once been living in an orphanage. Goodbye Candy Candy"...
Candy was so sad, and went to the top of the hill of Paula's home... crying... and there, she met a handsome guy, dressed in a Scottish outfit... She was surprised, but heard him said "You look cute while you are smiling, than when you were crying"... When she was finally happy again, he left...leaving a little locket for her...
6 years later, she was 14 years old, and was finally adopted... Candy was really happy, but she had to part with Paula, Sister Liu and the other kids in the orphan. Unexpectedly, she was not really adopted, she was adopted to become a MAID... a maid for the Law Family (sorry, Don't know the correct name for it, so, again, I just translated the name)... That family has 2 children too, one the same age as Candy, called Eliza, and a 1 year older brother, Carl... They look down on Candy candy because she came from the orphanage, and would always make her feel bad, ( this is one of the sadest parts in the story... 8~( ...)
They would think of plans to make Candy candy get in trouble... or plans to kick her out of the house. They make fun of her, and would sometimes steal her things...
That was when she met Anthony, Guy (translated Name), and Ceric Ardlay (translated name)...
Candy Candy always play with them, but got in deep trouble by Law Family, and Granny, the
second leader of the rich family, Ardlay.
Very much later, Candy was invited to a ball, and met Anna, but Anna pretended she didn't know Candy.
Carl wanted to play a trick on Anna, but Candy over heard and was fighting with Carl.
Anthony tried to stop her, but was hit by Candy... Candy was very sad, and went to a river side.
She was crying in an abandonned boat, and as she woke up... she was already
by the river side ready to fall down the falls. She was saved by a nice
man called Albert, and his pet skunk called Phun. Anthony, Guy and Ceric
was all very worried, and went to search for Candy. But when Anthony found her,
she was alright, and still cheerful...
When Candy came back, Carl and Eliza was very mad so they thought of a plan
They accused Candy of stealing, and kicked Candy Candy out of the Law Family. She was going to be
send to MEXICO.
Anthony, Guy, and Ceric wrote a letter each, to the Head of the Ardlay Family, William Ardlay,
to ask him to adopt Candy Candy. (William was known to other people as a very old man, but, no
one has really seen him...)
George was sent by William, to save Candy Candy from Mexico, and so, Candy Candy was save,
and brought back to Ardlay Family.
Please go to Candy Candy Part 2 to continue on the story.