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The Little Colonel at Boarding School - cover

The Little Colonel at Boarding School

Annie Fellows Johnston

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

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Summary

A novel of new adventures—and happy homecomings—in the classic series about a Kentucky girlhood that inspired the beloved Shirley Temple film. Because of an illness in the family that her mother has to attend to, Lloyd Sherman, also known as the Little Colonel, is shipped off to boarding school from her home in Lloydsboro Valley, Kentucky.  During the semester, the Little Colonel becomes friends with Ida Shane, founds a Shadow Club to raise money for the poor, and attends her very first Halloween masquerade.  But as the Little Colonel returns home to her loving family and awaits the beginning of the New Year, she learns the most important lesson of her time away at school: absence makes the heart grow fonder.  This novel is part of the series based on real characters in the author’s life that “became one of the most celebrated children’s reads through the mid-20th century, not only in the United States but throughout much of the world” (Courier Journal).
Available since: 04/30/2000.
Print length: 318 pages.

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