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Little Women

Little Women

Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, learn from their mistakes, nurse each thr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099572961
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Published 1 August 2012 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
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ISBN-13 9780099572961
ISBN-10 0099572966
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Children's Classics
Publication Date 1 August 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 283g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress March family Fictitious characters - Juvenile fiction, Sisters - Juvenile fiction, United States - Juvenile fiction - Social life and customs
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 291979

Description of this Book

'Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another'. Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, put on wild theatricals, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another'. Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But though they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, put on wild theatricals, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble. BACKSTORY: Learn all about the author's life and how it inspired her famous story, and find out which of the March sisters you most resemble!
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania, and she grew up with plenty of books to read but seldom enough to eat. Louisa went to work when she was very young as a paid companion and teacher, but she loved writing most of all, and like Jo March she started selling sensational stories in order to help provide financial support for her family. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War but the experience made her extremely ill. Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults. Louisa was also a campaigner for women's rights and the abolition of the slave trade. She died on 6 March 1888.

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