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Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott

When Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there's a lot more to her rags-to-riches story. Louisa came from a family that was poor but freethinking, and she started teaching when she was only seventeen years old. But writing was her passion. This informative biography captures the life of a compassionate woman who left an indelible mark on literature for all ages.

For more about this literary pioneer and her famous work, visit A Mighty Girl's Little Women Collection.

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"McDonough has captured the essence of Alcott's fascinating life story in this picture book.... The writing is simple, straightforward, and well paced. The author gives a balanced treatment of Alcott's early, middle, and later life. Interesting supplemental material includes a recipe for Alcott's favorite dessert. Andersen's stylized illustrations are done in warm oranges, rich blues, and dark greens. Rather than being pictorially or historically precise, they reflect the mood of the text by varying proportions and adding textures. The resulting images are bold, intense, and dramatic." -- Donna Cardon, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 10
Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
Illustrator Bethanne Andersen
ISBN 0805081925
Publication Date Aug 18, 2009
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Language English