The vivacious Lloyd Sherman, better remembered as the Little Colonel, is growing up. As usual, this process brings both pleasure and pain into her life. In this book Lloyd's adventures lead her, along with her best friends, to Warwick Hall, a lovely old boarding school in Washington, D.C., where they will have wonderful times together. When Christmas break comes along, Lloyd and her friends are filled with excitement over all of the parties and dances that they will attend. Christmas break is sure to bring Lloyd happiness, but with it also comes painful disappointment. Will she ever be allowed to return to her beloved friends and school? Annie Fellows Johnston skillfully recreates the difficulties and joys that are a part of becoming a woman. For generations (starting with The Little Colonel, also published by Pelican), the adventures of Lloyd Sherman and her fun-loving friends have won readers' hearts. The Little Colonel stories prove that although times have changed, essential human qualities have t.