Little Women is the story of four young girls Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy who grow into being young women during the civil war. The girls are especially self sufficent for the times on their own with their mother. The novel focuses on their growing up and the loss of innocence at the death of Beth. Jo rejects the next door neighbor as a husband and he becomes Amy's husband. " Daniela Lo Presti, Resident Scholar
"The four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, struggle against poverty with their Marmee while their father is away serving as a doctor during the Civil War.
The story charts the childhood games, whims, and lessons of four young girls becoming young women. Jo faces many obstacles familiar to all of us--saying goodbye to her sister Meg when she gets married, saying goodbye to her sister Beth, who dies young, and striving to become something great in the world--a famous writer." Megan E. Davis, Resident Scholar
"Little Men is the follow-up to Louisa May Alcott's book, Little Women. At the end of Little Women, Jo March inherits her Aunt March's estate, Plumfield. With the help her husband, a German professor, she turns the building into a school. The school has both rich pupils whose parents pay tuition, and pupils taken in a charity cases. Of course, all are treated with the same respect.
Some of the main characters include the sensitive Nat, tough Dan, saintly Daisy, wise Demi, and beautiful Bess. Fans of Little Women will enjoy learning about the children of some that books characters: Daisy and Demi are Meg's children, and Bess is Amy and Laurie's daughter. There is no overriding conflict besides trying to keep the boys in some kind of order and to educate them. "
Katy Pape, Resident Scholar
"Little Women is the story of four march sisters, Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy who struggle against poverty with their Marmee and grow into reponsible young women, while their father is away working as a doctor during the civil war.
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