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Little Women

Little Women
 

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - together they are the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun. Through squabbles, happy times... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141311722
Published 13 November 2001 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 9780141311722
ISBN-10 014131172X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 13 November 2001
International Publication Date 27 September 2001
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: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 224g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress March family (Fictitious characters), Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 17383

Description of this Book

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - together they are the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

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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
NZ Review The American female myth. Madelon Bedell
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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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