- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Lexile Measure: 1090 (What's this?)
- Series: Puffin in Bloom
- Hardcover: 816 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books (August 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780147514011
- ISBN-13: 978-0147514011
- ASIN: 0147514010
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.3 x 7.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3,133 customer reviews
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- #162 in Children's Classics (Books)
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Little Women (Puffin in Bloom) Hardcover – August 28, 2014
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About the Author
About the cover artist:
Based in Winter Park, Florida, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., a worldwide stationery and gift brand, is an artist best known for her whimsical designs which often include hand-painted illustrations and lettering. She has created unique, illustrated covers for the Puffin in Bloom book collection, which includes such classics as L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
About the author:
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and began her writing career at an early age, with short stories for newspapers and magazines. What began as a series of stories in the 1860s became the classic American children's novel we know today as Little Women.
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It's written in an old-fashioned style, and a little harder to follow than some more modern literature, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Even the rhythm of the words takes you back to a sweeter simpler time which was in reality a very harsh time in American history. For the uninitiated, LW details the life of four teen-aged sisters in the Civil War Era. Aside from their father being away from home during the first part of the book the war is not a main topic. It's all about the relationships between these sisters, their mother, their neighbor and later their budding romances.
Take your time with this one. Read it slowly and savor.
As a child with no sisters, I read with wonder the day to day relationship between the sisters, leaving me envious and longing for that kind of closeness. When I first read this book, my youngest brother was very ill and died soon after, I felt such sorrow and empathy for frail, gentle Beth.
"Little Women" has the grace and charm of the 18th century and is a sparkling look into the fascinating world of girls as they become women. I recommend this classic novel to readers of all ages.