Mary Ware, The Little Colonel’s Chum

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For the first time, supporting character Mary Ware steps out of Annie Fellows Johnston's hugely popular Little Colonel Series and into her very own collection of adventures. With Mary Ware's acceptance into Warwick Hall, a prestigious boarding school that had previously educated Lloyd Sherman, the Little Colonel, she quickly becomes a favored student with the headmistress, Madame Chartley. Madame Chartley grants Mary Ware the honor of living in the Little Colonel's old dorm room, shared by fellow Warwick Hall student Ethelinda Hurst. Mary Ware, the na've, unabashed, enthusiastic young woman from the deserts of Arizona, and Ethelinda Hurst, a spoiled, aristocratic brat from the suburbs of Chicago, affect and influence each others' characters more than either could have predicted as they age and mature into proper young women. Johnston's Little Colonel Series enjoyed worldwide popularity in the early twentieth century, peaking in 1935 with the release of the eponymous film starring Shirley Temple. Through the success of her books, Johnston's strong support of the female education movement and her own moral code influenced and impacted generations of young women even in the years following her death.
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ISBN: 9781565548138
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Little Colonel Series
Images: 25
Pages: 336
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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