“I’m eleven yeahs old, anyway, I’d have you to undahstand, Bobby Moore,” answered the Little Colonel, with such dignity that Rob wished he hadn’t spoken. “I was eleven last week. That was one of my birthday presents, havin’ my own way about cuttin’ my hair, and anothah was the house pahty. Oh, you don’t know anything about the house pahty I’m to have in June, do you!” she cried, every trace of displeasure vanishing at the thought. “Grandfathah and papa Jack are goin’ away fo’ a month to some mineral springs in Va’ginia, and I’m to have my house pahty in June to keep mothah and me from bein’ lonesome. It will not be a very big one, only three girls to spend June with me, but mothah says we can have picnics every day if we want to, and invite all the boys and girls in the Valley, and we can have the house full from mawnin’ till night.”
—from Chapter One
The Little Colonel always finds herself involved in unexpected, exciting adventures, and this time she is throwing a month-long house party for three of her girlfriends, and her best friend, Bobby Moore. With the Little Colonel around, mischief is sure to follow. Yet, in the end, everyone more fully understands the value of friendship.
About the Author
Annie Fellows Johnston has sold more than one million copies of her “Little Colonel” books, including The Little Colonel, The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation, The Little Colonel’s House Party, Two Little Knights of Kentucky, Mary Ware in Texas,
and Mary Ware’s Promised Land.
All are published by Pelican.
Annie Fellows Johnston (1863-1931) was the author of more than fifty books in the Little Colonel Series, as well as those in the Mary Ware Series. Her prolific number of high-quality stories made her one of the most popular writers of her time, in which she sold more than one million copies of “Little Colonel” books.
Pelican is proud to reprint these intriguing stories so that Ms. Johnston and the Little Colonel can again win esteem among a new generation of readers.