6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 1999
The authors of this book present a charming perspective of how Louisa May Alcott's personal life paralled many of the story lines in Little Women. They paint a detailed picture of the day to day activities which were necessary to maintain a certain standard of living in the late 1800's. After reading this Treasury of Little Women, one gets the impression what Louisa May Alcott missed in real life, she made for herself in Little Women. The authors provide recipes from that timeframe and instructions for sewing projects and such which were described in Little Women. Even if one has no desire to use the recipes or instructions, it is quite interesting to read the ingredients used back then and methods for doing things the old-fashioned way -- by hand. Reading this book was a nice get-a-way from the problems of today.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2009
Expertly researched and executed. A real treasure for anyone who loves Little Women. I also own the Anne of Green Gables Treasury and Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury. Treasury is truly and appropriate name for these lovely books that bring so much more to the enjoyment of literature. These are meant for young ladies but young and old will enjoy them. They are colorful with wonderful illustrations and lots of great information. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
on December 14, 2011
I first found this gem at a thrift store but when I realized it was the perfect companion for a homeschool co-op, I knew I was going to need multiple copies. No local bookstores carried it but Amazon did. This book is just what it's title promises: a perfect companion to Little Women. There are details on the history surrounding the lives of the characters, recipes, and crafts relevant to the era. My girls and their friends have yet to grow tired of this book and the plethora of treasures it contains!