Louisa May Alcott
(1832 - 1888)
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.
An anthology of stories and poems. Many of the illustrations are new to this collection.
The Children’s Hour Volume 3 (1953)
Longer selections from classic novels.
Eighteen selections from classic novels.
James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Scott
Hilda van Stockum
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.
Golden Tales of New England (1931)
A collection of short stories by New England authors.
Growing Up with America (1941)
A collection of short stories about growing up in America.
Little Men (1950)
Jo March has married Professor Bhaer and started a boarding school for boys on advanced lines.
Little Women (1946)
The story of four sisters, Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg at the time of the Civil War.
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.
The story of four girls growing up during the Civil War. Read online at archive.org.
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.
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1902)
Polly, a simple ‘old-fashioned’ girl from the country visits her wealthy friend Fanny in the big city.
Routledge’s Christmas Number (1881)
A miscellany with illustrations.
Stories of Early America (1958)
Stories and poems about early American history for younger children.
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Edgar Parin d’Aulaire