The Little Colonel

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One of the most beloved heroines of American children's literature, the Little Colonel, a delightful young Kentucky girl, is the central figure in this nostalgic tale of growing up in a leisurely age. The Little Colonel, Mom Beck, Papa Jack, Old Colonel Lloyd (who bore a striking resemblance to Napoleon) and their companions of Lloydsboro Valley form an appealing and lively cast for this delightful story. The tranquil setting of the beautiful Kentucky countryside, the timeless grace and wisdom of the Old Colonel, and the inquisitiveness of the young lass known as the Little Colonel combine to produce an ageless classic that has been savored again and again by many generations of young readers.
ISBN: 9781565545427
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Little Colonel Series
Images: 200
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
Annie Fellows Johnstonís life exemplifies success and perseverance: she wrote over forty books (one was even made into a major motion picture) during a time period when it was not customary for women to be so successful, she was a devoted wife to a husband who died only a few years after their marriage, and she was a stepmother to three children, for whom she continued to care after the death of their father. Mrs. Johnston is most famous for her thirteen-book Little Colonel Series . In 1935, Twentieth Century Fox released The Little Colonel based on the first book in the series, The Little Colonel . The movie starred Shirley Temple and Lionel Barrymore. Born on a farm in a small town in Indiana on May 15, 1863, Annie sharpened her writing skills as a young girl. Her father, a minister, died when she was two but left an exstensive collection of reading material, and her mother, an advocate for womenís education, encouraged Annie to teach and go to college. She attended the University of Iowa for a year, taught for three years, worked as a private secretary, and traveled through New England and Europe before she married a cousin, who encouraged her to write, and became a mother to his three young children. Mrs. Johnstonís unique writing style fictionalized real people and experiences. On a visit to Pewee Valley, Kentucky, in 1895, Mrs. Johnston met little Hattie Cochran,
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