The Little Colonels Hero
It is therefore not surprising that she married a cousin, William L. Johnston, a widower with three young children Her husband's death in and the necessity of supporting his children gave a forced impetus to her writing. Her first book, Big Brother , was published in After the completion of Joel: a Boy of Galilee , in , Mrs.
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Johnston visited in the Pewee Valley, near Louisville, Ky. A spirited little girl who resembled a colonel of the old school and the atmosphere of leisure and of aristocratic living which still lingered in the valley from the days of slavery so caught her fancy that when she returned to Evansville she depicted them in The Little Colonel , the first of a series of twelve books. She moved there in and it remained home to her until her death more than thirty years later. From until her stepson died in she made a temporary home for him where the climate would benefit his health, first in Arizona, then in California, and, for eight years, in Texas.
Her sojourn in the Southwest gave her the setting for several of her stories… Without superior gifts of imagination, keen and balanced observation, or psychological acuteness, Mrs. Johnston entertained thousands of children and inspired many of them to emulate the integrity of her characters, who lived in a world where good intentions prevail and where simple virtues are glorified.
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