Captain January was written in 1891. Captain January saves an infant girl from a shipwreck in which her parents were drowned. He names her Star. He raises her for several years. The wealthy sister of Star's deceased mother sees her when she visits Maine and wants to adopt her but the young girl Star emphatically refuses. Captain January dies shortly thereafter. The story ends with the Captain, near death, makes arrangements for the wealthy sister to be notified. The book Captain January was made into two movies: A 1924 silent film starring Baby Peggy and the 1936 musical starring Shirley Temple.