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Anderson’s Jo by Mary Grant Bruce

Anderson’s Jo by Mary Grant Bruce

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Anderson’s Jo

by Mary Grant Bruce

Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1928, [Second Edition], 2000 copies, black and white illustrated frontispiece, hardcover

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on front endpaper, foxing to endpapers and introductory pages, and some other, rubbing, discoloration and marking to covers and spine (see photographs)

Anderson’s Jo starts in Gippsland, Victoria.  Jo Wilson’s sickly mother dies on a little farm she had only arrived at as a servant-maid a few days earlier.  Jo, aged four or  five, appears to be an orphan now.  John Anderson, a neighbouring widower, adopts her.  He has a housekeeper, Mrs Collins.  Jo goes to live with them at the successful Peak Farm, in the hill country.  Jo has a very sunny disposition and cheers John up, driving his unsociableness away with her delightful nature.  Her chief sorrow in life is that she wasn’t born a boy! Years pass, and when she’s 12, Jo becomes a weekly boarder at a good private school in Highfield, 20 miles away.”


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