"The truest portrayals of child life ever written."Boston Transcript
"Since the time of Little Women, no juvenile heroine has been better beloved of child
readers than the Little Colonel."St. Paul Dispatch
In the prettiest part of Kentucky, an old Southern family is torn apart by tragedy. When his
beloved daughter married a Yankee, the Old Colonel disowned her and has not spoken a word
to her or even laid eyes on his granddaughter. The old man's heart turned hard as stone and
children fear him. Hard times have befallen his daughter, and there is talk of her "goin' to the
the poorhouse." But she would rather die than go to him for help.
One day, by accident, he meets a little girl who looks vaguely familiar. Upon questioning her, he
finds she is called the Little Colonel because she has a vile temper and stamps her feet when she
gets angry and hollers, just like him. It is indeed his granddaughter, and slowly a bond grows
between them. But can the love of a little girl mend the powerful hatred that has rent the family in
Anna Fields has found her true home behind the microphone after beginning her career on the stage in Washington, D.C. She has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards and won the coveted Audie Award in 2004.
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