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Four sisters live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The family is settled in a new neighborhood, living in genteel poverty after the father lost their money. Meg and Jo March, the elder sisters, both work outside the home for money to support the family. Meg teaches four children in a nearby family, while Jo aids her grand-aunt March, a wealthy widow whose strength is failing. Beth helps with housework, and Amy attends school. Their nearest neighbor is a wealthy man whose orphaned grandson lives with him. The sisters introduce themselves to the handsome shy boy, Laurie, who is the age of Jo. Meg is the beautiful sister; Jo is the tomboy; Beth is the musician; and Amy is the charming artist with blond curls. Jo is impulsive and quick to anger. One of her challenges in growing up is to control acting out of anger, a challenge that also faced her mother, Marmee. Marmee advises Jo on speaking with forethought. The boy Laurie enjoys his neighbors, joining the family often in play and home theatrics written by Jo. His grandfather, Mr. Laurence, is charmed by Beth, and gives her the piano used by Laurie’s dead sister.

Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Published on May 1, 2012 by Signet
ISBN-10: 0451532082
ISBN-13: 9780451532084
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  • thecatsmeow
    thecatsmeowTuesday, November 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm55 stars
    It's a classic. I like classics
    • LolaMonday, October 5, 2015 at 6:49 am
      Really good book
      • sweeetcake
        sweeetcakeSunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm
        this book looks interesting
        • sushi321
          sushi321Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm55 stars
          I just started this book and already love it!
          • hiThursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:42 pm
            its is nice
            • helen5
              helen5Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:20 am
              This book is one of the classics. Beautiful Meg, tomboy Jo, kind Beth, schoolgirl Amy, Young Laurie, Kindly Marmee, and all of them. I love the way Louisa May Alcott wrote this. Beautiful. I LOVE IT.
              • 5sosgurl
                5sosgurlThursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:49 am55 stars
                I LOVE this book! It is one of my favorites. If you enjoy reading about family, this book is for you
                • lizspbishops
                  lizspbishopsWednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm55 stars
                  This book is lovely! Its filled with happiness and sadness.Its about four sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, who dont have much. But yet they stay happy and work for their mother and and father. This is enough information....you must find out the rest in "Little Women". I highly recommend this book!!!!!!!!!!:-)
                  • roxy22
                    roxy22Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm55 stars
                    It's a great book, very, very sad but interesting filled with great things! Definitely my favourite book of all time!
                    • kcjkb
                      kcjkbSunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:38 am
                      I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK! Louisa May Alcott goes into great detail to clearly describe the story. Many people might say it's boring, but that's probably the first chapter or so... Afterwards, it becomes a really interesting story. I recommend it for EVERYONE, especially girls :D

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