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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

When I think of Little Lord Fauntleroy what  comes to mind is Freddie Bartholomew…

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C. Aubry Smith… (the Earl of Dorincourt)

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Dolores Costello Barrymore…. (Dearest)

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and Mickey Rooney ….(Dick) (check out the bike!)

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I loved this movie and watched it every time it would come on television.  Freddie was perfect as Fauntleroy, and so was the rest of the cast. I could never picture anyone else in the parts to this movie.

And so, when I picked up the book, Little Lord Fauntleroy, to read …it was with the greatest pleasure that it was their voices I heard when I read the dialogue in the book!

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Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (April 19, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1440063974

Book Description

One very special boy weaves some magic in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s sentimental favorite. When young Cedric Errol learns that he is actually a British lord and heir to an estate, his life is transformed. He leaves Boston for Dorincourt Castle to live with his uncle, the Earl—a tyrant who’s loathed by one and all. Will Cedric succeed in melting his cold, cruel uncle’s heart?

It has been eons since the movie has been on television and so,even though I knew the story, the dialogue was long gone out of my memory .   And the delicious writing of Frances H Burnett had never been mine to remember.

But I will remember it now.

Like her other book, The Secret Garden, I found the writing of this book so eloquent that I couldn’t put it down for more than an hour without picking it up again.

Neither of the two books should ever go unread.  Are they faery tales?  Are they children’s stories?   I can’t say for sure because they are so easily read yet with every page they seem to effect your very being.  Exquisite writing to be sure.

If you have the chance to do both, read the book and see the Freddie Bartholomew movie… don’t miss either of them!

Please Read Little Lord Fauntleroy, let Cedric do for you what he does for everyone he comes in contact with…

It makes me wonder if there every has been such a child ?

4 Comments:

Blogger Cath said...

I honestly don't think I've ever read this. I don't even remember seeing the film but suspect I must have. It certainly hasn't shown here in years that I know of. So odd to think Mickey Rooney has been around that long. Is he still alive?

12:01 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Did you know it was on Turner Classic Movies today? The whole 24 hours was devoted to Freddie B...part of their "Summer Under The Stars" August programming---each day is devoted to one star...And today was Freddie's day...! I missed that one because someone came to visit, but I saw a number of other films of his in the morning and early afternoon....

5:44 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Naomi: I didn't know it but discovered it when it was half over! I watched the last half to find they stuck even to the dialogue 100 percent! I guess back then they figured if the book was a hit why change anything! It was wonderful seeing it.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

You make me want to read this one AND see the movie Pat!

12:53 AM  

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