Captain January (novel)

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Captain January is an 1891 children's novel, written by Laura E. Richards, and later transformed into two films, the 1924 silent film Captain January, starring Baby Peggy[1] and the 1936 musical film Captain January, starring Shirley Temple.[2] The story is about a lighthouse keeper and his little girl, Star.


  • Boston, Estes & Lauriat, 1891, 1893, 1897
  • Boston, D. Estes & company [1902]
  • New York, Random House [1959] (combined ed. with The Little Colonel)
  • Anthologized in The Shirley Temple Treasury (Random, 1959) with The Little Colonel, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Heidi.


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