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Pulitzer Prize Richards' CAPTAIN JANUARY, 1902
Pulitzer Prize winner, Laura E. Richards wrote the story, "Captain January" in 1890. This is the 1902 edition and tells the tale of a baby, Star, rescued at sea and raised in a lighthouse by an old sea captain. When a stern truant officer takes the child away because she is not being educated properly, distant relatives come to the rescue and adopt her. When they buy her a yacht, they hire Captain January and his friends to man the vessel. The daughter of Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", Laura E. Howe Richard's "Captain January" was twice made into a movie, the last one starring Shirley Temple, famous child star. The 78-page 5-5/8" x 7-5/8" book was published in Boston by the Dana Estes and Company and is a fine example of Richard's work. Hard cover book has a picture of Captain January rescuing Star from the sea printed in maroon, black and white on the yellow cloth cover. Inside, on first flyleaf, is a presentation note in ink: "Presented to Frank Hoskins by P.A. Wolfert for headmarks in Spelling Class B". Frontispiece is a black and white portrait of the captain. This copy is bright and clean with a bit of age toning around the edges, one page of light foxing, and very lightly bumped top and bottom of spine and corners. It is in excellent condition for a book that is over 100 years of age, and would make a great gift for one who enjoys the stories of Laura E. Richards. Thank you for stopping by.
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