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An Alcott Family Christmas
     

An Alcott Family Christmas

by Alexandra Wallner
 

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Christmas is coming and Louisa May and her family are very excited. The Alcotts are poor and Louisa and her sisters can't buy Marmee and Pa presents. But Louisa, who plans to be a famous writer someday, has written a play that the girls will perform. Afterward the biggest treat of all will be their Christmas dinner, the first big meal they've had in a long time. But

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Christmas is coming and Louisa May and her family are very excited. The Alcotts are poor and Louisa and her sisters can't buy Marmee and Pa presents. But Louisa, who plans to be a famous writer someday, has written a play that the girls will perform. Afterward the biggest treat of all will be their Christmas dinner, the first big meal they've had in a long time. But when a poor neighbor comes calling for their help, the Alcotts do what they must in the true spirit of Christmas.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This book could easily be titled Little Women: The Prequel, as it recasts young Louisa May Alcott and her family as virtual counterparts to the main characters from that classic novel. Though too poor to buy presents, the Alcott girls give up their Christmas feast, complete with goose (Bronson Alcott was famously vegetarian), to an ailing neighbor and regale their parents with a play on Christmas morning. The early American decor and occasional folk-art motifs infuse these proceedings with a vague period charm, but the representation of the Alcott household seems wholly based on fiction. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440414896
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/13/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.67(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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