Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Ages 9-12
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26 January 2017
9781509827770
664 pages
Synopsis

Now a major motion picture starring Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep.

Recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories of all time, Little Women is an utterly beguiling novel.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition includes the sequel, Good Wives, which picks up the girls' stories three years on, and features an afterword by publisher Anna South.

Louisa May Alcott tells the story of the courageous and ingenious March sisters; Jo, the independent tomboy; Beth, who is delicate and loving; pretty and kind Meg; and beautiful, precocious Amy, the baby of the family. Their devoted mother Marmee, recently impoverished, must care for them alone whilst their father is away serving as a chaplain in the Civil War.

Alcott’s book has become the cast-iron foundation from which other writers and artists can build their own beliefs and desires.

Independent

One-hundred-and-fifty-year-old literature never felt so alive . . . There’s a reason why Little Women, in print continuously since its first volume was published in 1868, has been such an enduring phenomenon, and that is Jo March.

Guardian

During the 150 years since the novel’s publication, fans have worshipped Alcott’s story . . . a treasured American classic and peerless coming-of-age story for girls.

The Atlantic