Condition: Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and 7 glossy inserted plates by Etheldred B. Barry. Good overall in beige illustrated boards (previous owner's name dated in 1909, some rubbing and wear. See images for the condition of this book. These books are so incredibly charming!!!
This book features an Amy Sacker cover art.
Blurb: The character of The Little Colonel is based on a real girl - Hattie Cochran - and the setting is a fictionalized version of Pewee Valley, Kentucky, which Johnston loved from her first visit in 1895, and which she made her permanent home. The first book in the series was the basis of the 1935 film starring Shirley Temple.
The land around old Camelback mountain near Phoenix is the setting for this story. Joyce and the Ware family have made a new home, and Joyce, especially, is having a difficult time making the adjustment to the "loneliness" of the Arizona desert. That is, until an invalid at Lee's Ranch tells her the "Legend of Camelback Mountain." That tale in itself, renamed "In the Desert of Waiting" would later become one of Annie Fellows Johnston's most popular little books. A letter from Joyce to the Little Colonel brings about her visit to Arizona, and her first real taste of romance in the person of the handsome and personable Phil Tremont. Will he fit the princely mantel suggested by the Three Weavers? Many lessons are given in this book, the most memorable being "the school of the bees" and the legend of Alaka and the lost turquoises. We also meet for the first time in depth the sweet and entertaining Mary Ware, who will play such an important role in many of the future stories.
Series: The Little Colonel #7