Tragedy builds a new family
Jean Little is one of Canada's best-loved and most celebrated children's authors. She has written more than fifty books, including the classics, Mine for Keeps and From Anna. Jean is 82 years old. She's completely blind and with the help of a computer, still writes every day. But one of the biggest stories of her life - unpublished and little known - has taken place in the modest house she shares with her sister, Pat de Vries, in Guelph, Ontario.
Jeanne and Ben are grown up now, and this fall they're both going to college . They are launched, more or less, two young people trying to make their way in the world. The sisters who raised them can stop running, sit back and think about a remarkable living arrangement that began with a phone call.
Here is Cate Cochran's documentary "Ours for Keeps," which we first broadcast on The Sunday Edition last December.