Little Women (Little Women #1)

by Louisa May Alcott (Author)

Little Women (Little Women #1)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Little Women
Come laugh and cry with the March family in this beloved classic. Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow different paths, and that discover the growing up is sometimes very hard to do. . . This edition includes an introduction by Louise Rennison, and a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.
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"The American female myth."
—Madelon Bedell
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods. She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic
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Guided Reading Level
Puffin Books
Publication date
April 20, 2008
Little Women
BISAC categories
JUV007000 - Juvenile Fiction | Classics
Library of Congress categories
Family life
New England
March family (Fictitious characters)

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