Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This American classic is as fresh and meaningful today as it was when written over 130 years ago. Largely based on the author's own childhood, Little Women is a timeless tale of the four young March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—who grow to maturity in their mother's tender but strong and loving care. As different in personality as they are one in their devotion to each other, the girls vow to support their beloved mother, Marmee, by behaving their best while Father is away serving in the Civil War.
Literary-minded tomboy Jo develops a fast friendship with the boy next door, and pretty Meg, the eldest, finds romance; frail and affectionate Beth fills the house with music, and little Amy, the youngest, seeks beauty with all the longing of an artist's soul. Although poor in material wealth, the family possesses an abundance of love, friendship, and imaginative gifts that captivate readers time and again.
This inexpensive, complete and unabridged edition of this beloved novel is sure to delight a generation of new readers, as well as those reacquainting themselves with its warmth and charm.
Lexile Measure: 1300L
©2000, Dover. Author: Louisa May Alcott. Paperback, unabridged, 549 pages, 5 x 8 inches. Middle/high school.