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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 and the 1936 musical film Captain January, starring Shirley Temple. 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 by Annie Fellows Johnston)
  • Anthologized in The Shirley Temple Treasury (Random, 1959) with The Little Colonel, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Heidi.
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