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Louisa May Alcott

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(1832 - 1888)

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.

Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age.

She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard.



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Best in Children’s Books Volume 11 (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems. Many of the illustrations are new to this collection.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Hans Christian Andersen
Marjorie Flack
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Feodor Rojankovsky
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A Favourite Treasury of Children’s Stories (1998)

An anthology of stories by different authors and illustrators. This is an abridged version of the Puffin edition. Contains new Pauline Baynes illustrations for an excerpt from The Sword in the Stone.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
L. Frank Baum
T. H. White
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Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
Emma Chichester Clark
Chris Riddell
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Growing Up with America (1941)

A collection of short stories about growing up in America.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Dorothy Canfield
Eugene Field
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Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Little Men (1950)

Jo March has married Professor Bhaer and started a boarding school for boys on advanced lines.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Little Women (1946)

The story of four sisters, Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg at the time of the Civil War.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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Little Women (1993)

Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical children’s book of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy growing up around the time of the Civil War.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Little Women or Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy (1915)

The story of four girls growing up during the Civil War. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Louisa Alcott’s People (1936)

Selections from the works of Louisa May Alcott, including Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Eight Cousins and Jack and Jill.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Thomas J. Fogarty

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An Old-Fashioned Girl (1902)

Polly, a simple ‘old-fashioned’ girl from the country visits her wealthy friend Fanny in the big city.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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