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Little Women

Little Women

The classic coming of age story of four sisters, brought to life in a new book-and-CD edition.

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ISBN 9781402211690
Published 16 February 2009 by Sourcebooks, Inc
Format Hardback, Abridged edition
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Illustrated by Mims, Ashley
Narrator Ross, Liza
Series Hear It Read It
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781402211690
ISBN-10 1402211694
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
Imprint Sourcebooks, Inc
Publication Date 16 February 2009
International Publication Date 1 September 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Illustrated by Mims, Ashley
Narrator Ross, Liza
Series Hear It Read It
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 207mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 322g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Sisters, Family life - New England, Family - New England, New England - History - 19th century, New England
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 116352

Description of this Book

The classic coming of age story of four sisters, brought to life in a new book-and-CD edition. The original novel Little Women is based loosely on the experiences of author Louisa May Alcott. Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo are four sisters growing up in America during the Civil War. Each girl struggles with a personality trait - Meg is vain; Jo, short-tempered; Beth, shy; and Amy, self-centered. Over the course of various adventures, each girl struggles to overcome these flaws and various hardships to become better sisters and better citizens. With Hear It Read It, Sourcebooks is proud to introduce a new take on this classic story, in a sturdy hardcover that children will return to again and again. For generations parents and grandparents have shared the classics with children as they start to read and graduate from ABCs to picture books to chapter books. These tales need no introduction: they are the same stories that were read to them, the very same adventures that filled their imaginations and taught them the power of the word to change and challenge. Sourcebooks' Little Women is a bridge that introduces budding readers to chapter books. It includes not only the abridged story and 20 engaging black and white illustrations, but also the same version read on audio CD, letting kids choose how to enjoy: listen to the story, read along with the CD, or read the story to themselves. The CD is produced by Naxos, a leader in junior classics on audio, and read by BBC voice actor Liza Ross, with music and occasional effects to set the mood.

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Author's Bio

An abolitionist and feminist, Louisa May Alcott is best known for Little Women and the sequels which followed it. Coming from a poor family, she worked as a teacher, seamstress, governess and domestic helper as well as writing. Her first book, Flower Fables, was published in 1854. Reader Liza Ross is a British stage and TV actress who also had a small part in Tim Burton's film Batman.

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