Louisa May Alcott
Fun Family Read-Alouds for 2nd Grade and Older
The Great American Read
If you loved Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's moving account of the upbringing of four sisters in nineteenth-century Massachusetts, don't miss Eight Cousins, a similarly stirring novel that follows the childhood and young adulthood of plucky protagonist Rose Campbell, the sole female child born to her extended family. Rose struggles to fit in with her seven male cousins, and learns a thing or two about genteel Boston Brahmin society...
7) Jo's boys
The sequel to Little Women sees the March sisters grow up and experience great love and tragedy in their lives
It is three years since we last met the inimitable March sisters and much has changed since we left them as little women. Meg, the eldest and most sensible of the sisters, is preparing to marry Mr. Brooke. She no longer works as a governess, instead happily looking after her young twins, Demi and Daisy. Jo, as ever...
12) Little women
13) Great or nothing
If you think Louisa May Alcott's oeuvre is limited to feel-good juvenile fiction like Little Women, think again. This accomplished tale of mystery and suspense will leave even the most attentive readers guessing until the last page. It's a must-read for fans of classic mysteries.
17) Flower Fables
Though she is now best remembered as the author of the classic novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott was a prolific writer whose talents led her to explore many different genres. Flower Fables is a collection of fairy tales and poetry that Alcott first put together for Ellen, the daughter of American essayist and Transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A literary landmark—the original, suppressed draft of the classic novel!
Little Women is a timeless classic. But Louisa May Alcott’s first draft—before her editor sunk his teeth into it—was even better. Now the original text has at last been exhumed. In this uncensored version, the March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming from wild girls into little women—just as their friends...
Today's readers may instantly associate the name Louisa May Alcott with Little Women, but the Massachusetts-born writer composed a vast number of novels over the course of her career, many of which are just as engaging as the beloved story of the four March sisters. Rose in Bloom is a sequel to an earlier Alcott novel, Eight Cousins; it follows the protagonist Rose as she makes the transition to adulthood and broaches the turbulent...