There are a couple movie re-makes of the book, including a 1955 version starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. As you can guess the movie is full of fantastic dancing. Watching Fred move always brings a smile to my face.
The copy that we read had a great biographical sketch of the author, who was related to both Mark Twain (he was her great uncle) and Daniel Boone. Sadly Jean Webster's life was short, but her literary legacy lives on in the charming work of fiction.