Mary Ware In Texas

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"Two girls . . . came out under the bunting-draped arch and strolled along past the banana trees to the garden seat just below her. From her hiding place behind the moon-vines, Mary watched them as only a sociable little soul could watch, who for months had been hungering for such companionship. She clutched the railing with both hands, hoping fervently that they would stop." -from Chapter 1 As Mary Ware visits the bustling cities of Texas for the first time, she experiences the challenges of urban life and new social situations. Mary comes to better understand human emotions and impulses and also begins to better understand herself and her own inner strength. Annie Johnston's books featuring Mary Ware are a spin-off from her beloved Little Colonel Series, a collection of semi-biographical books about a young lady named Hattie Cocharn. Though published more than one hundred years ago, Johnston's works are still celebrated for their lasting impact on generations of young women.
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ISBN: 9781565546301
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Little Colonel Series
Images: 200
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
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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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