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Little Women

Little Women
 

The good-natured March girls - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - manage to lead interesting lives despite their father's absence at war and the family's lack of money. Whether they're making plans for putting on a play or forming a secret society, their enthusiasm is infectious.

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ISBN 9780140366686
Published 3 March 1994 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Illustrated by Hughes, Shirley
Series Puffin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780140366686
ISBN-10 0140366687
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 3 March 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Illustrated by Hughes, Shirley
Series Puffin Classics
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 234g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children's stories, American
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The good-natured March girls - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - manage to lead interesting lives despite their father's absence at war and the family's lack of money. Whether they're making plans for putting on a play or forming a secret society, their enthusiasm is infectious.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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Author's Bio

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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