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Two Little Knights of Kentucky

Annie F. Johnston

Book Overview: 

In This volume the Little Colonel returns to us like an old friend, but with added grace and charm. She is not, however, the central figure of the story, that place being taken by the “two little knights,” Malcolm and Keith, little Southern aristocrats, whose chivalrous natures lead them through a series of interesting adventures.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . snow, curled around her face in the same soft, pretty fashion, and by every refined feature she showed her kinship to the aristocratic old faces which looked down from the family portraits in the hall.

"I couldn't be as stately and dignified as she is if I practised a thousand years," thought Virginia, scrambling up from the pile of cushions to roll a chair nearer the fire. As she did so, her heel caught in the rug, and she fell back in an awkward little heap.

"The more haste, the less grace, my dear," said her grandmother, kindly, thanking her for the proffered chair. Virginia blushed, wondering why she always appeared so awkward in her grandmother's presence. She envied the boys because they never seemed embarrassed or ill at ease before her.

While she was picking up her valentines the boys came in. If two of the cavalier ancestors had stepped down from their portrait frames just then, they could not have come into the room in a more charming man. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This children's book was published in 1899, and is about two brothers in the post-Civil War South. It is somewhat dated, but is an interesting story of the region and the thinking of that time period. After hearing the tales of King Arthur and his knights the two decide to live by the code of a knig

A children's book from 1899, "The Two Little Knights of Kentucky" is cute but moralistic. "In This volume the Little Colonel returns to us like an old friend, but with added grace and charm. She is not, however, the central figure of the story, that place being taken by the “two little knights,” Mal

Boys and their adventures…and a bear!

This book was so incredibly cute and a breath of fresh air. I thought nothing wrong of this book.

The Good: Quaint episodic moral tale about helping those less fortunate
The Bad: Very dated social issues
The Literary: Casual references to Shakespeare and other literary greats

Brothers Malcolm and Keith have a series of adventures in the post-Civil War South in this second book in the "Little Colone