Mary Ware’s Promised Land

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Mary Ware, introduced to readers in The Little Colonel series (all published by Pelican), is seventeen years old and ready for adventure. Although she is young, she has already had many travels and experiences, including a trip to New York City and a wonderful season at boarding school. Now she is heading back out West with her family, but not without leaving behind some unfulfilled hopes. She can only correspond through letters to one whom she longs more than anything to see. Mary watches delightedly as her handsome brother Jack finds romance, but her joy for his happiness is tempered by her own desires. Follow Mary Ware on her adventure to womanhood. Her honest and easygoing personality will win the confidence of all young readers. Her friends and family will capture hearts as well. Does Mary's "promised land" really exist, and will she ever reach it? Ms. Johnston answers both of these questions and skillfully creates yet another enduring classic.
ISBN: 9781565546318
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Little Colonel Series
Images: 200
Pages: 0
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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