Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

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by Louisa May Alcott
     
 

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Contents

Chapter I The Catastrophe
Chapter II Two Penitents
Chapter III Ward No. I
Chapter IV Ward No. 2
Chapter V Secrets
Chapter VI Surprises
Chapter VII Jill's Mission
Chapter VIII Merry and Molly
Chapter IX The Debating Club
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Contents

Chapter I The Catastrophe
Chapter II Two Penitents
Chapter III Ward No. I
Chapter IV Ward No. 2
Chapter V Secrets
Chapter VI Surprises
Chapter VII Jill's Mission
Chapter VIII Merry and Molly
Chapter IX The Debating Club
Chapter X The Dramatic Club
Chapter XI "Down Brakes"
Chapter XII The Twenty-second of February
Chapter XIII Jack Has a Mystery
Chapter XIV And Jill Finds it out
Chapter XV Saint Lucy
Chapter XVI Up at Merry's
Chapter XVII Down at Molly's
Chapter XVIII May Baskets
Chapter XIX Good Templars
Chapter XX A Sweet Memory
Chapter XXI Pebbly Beach
Chapter XXII A Happy Day
Chapter XXIII Cattle Show
Chapter XXIV Down the River





JACK AND JILL


Jack and Jill went up the hill
To coast with fun and laughter;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.




Chapter I. The Catastrophe


"Clear the lulla!" was the general cry on a bright December afternoon,
when all the boys and girls of Harmony Village were out enjoying the
first good snow of the season. Up and down three long coasts they went
as fast as legs and sleds could carry them. One smooth path led into the
meadow, and here the little folk congregated; one swept across the pond,
where skaters were darting about like water-bugs; and the third, from
the very top of the steep hill, ended abruptly at a rail fence on the
high bank above the road. There was a group of lads and lasses sitting
or leaning on this fence to rest after an exciting race, and, as they
reposed, they amused themselves with criticising their mates, still
absorbed in this most delightful of out-door sports.

"Here comes Frank Minot, looking as solemn as a judge," cried one, as
a tall fellow of sixteen spun by, with a set look about the mouth and
a keen sparkle of the eyes, fixed on the distant goal with a do-or-die
expression.

"Here's Molly Loo
And little Boo!"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013461246
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
240 KB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Jack and Jill 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very enjoyable! I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like Louisa May Alcott's books (exception: Under the Lilacs). I was afraid of reading this for fear it would be too much like Under the Lilacs, but I was wrong. I liked this a lot, and it would be one of my favorites by Alcott, if I didn't like Eight Cousins, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and Little Women so much! I liked the book for the main reason that Alcott has again inspired me to become a better, more responsible person. I enjoyed reading about the personal homemaking ambitions of Molly and Merry, and how they succeeded and inspired others. Merry's goal of beautifying the space she lived in was motivating. Anybody can learn a lesson or two from this story. I actually cared about the characters involved (and I won't tell any spoilers!). It's really too bad there isn't as sequel to this about when all the kids are grown up, like in the other books Alcott has written. About the only thing I didn't like was the fact that it felt like Mrs. Minot took the place of Jill's mother when they came to live with them. After the move, Mrs. Minot took it upon herself to teach, raise, school, and cultivate Jill, and poor Mrs. Pecq disappeared, only to be mentioned as "the housekeeper." I felt sorry for her. I enjoyed reading about the fun activities young people of the day were involved in (May Daying, picnicing, boating, etc.). Something that surprised me was the young people "pairing up" as they did. They are sweet on each other, but nothing more. I was expecting to read about 19th century teenagers as perfect little adults, but not so. While being mature and responsible in the main, they are not "angels", they have their flaws, and they were not so "old" that they couldn't still enjoy being children-- even at the ages of 13, 15, etc. What a contrast to today's typical teen! While we try to act oh so "old", we usually lack genuine maturity and responsibility. I'd say this is a healthy book for all types of readers, esp. preteens, teens, and young adults. Some say it is too "preachy", "old-fashioned", "out-dated" and "moral". While I don't think it's preachy, if the story seems so sickening to the reader because of the "wholesome goodness" in it, I think that is the fault of the reader, not the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very halerius book. I really recamend it. It is my favorite book by Luisa May Alcot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining light hearted story, fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book! I strongly recommend it! I didn't want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Alcott book I read and i loved it.
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Great book and I am not even done with it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book follows the lives of Jack and Janey (nicknamed Jill for her close friendship with Jack) after a sledding accident they have. Jack is quick to recover, but Jill is feared to be crippled forever. Read how Jack and Jill's friends come to the rescue and how bittersweet memories teach the children life's sometimes hard lessons. There was not a moment when I wanted to put the cozy book down! Alcott knows how to tell a good story for all ages and teach good lessons. The ending is fulfilling and happy, as Alcott knew her audience would like to know the futures of the young friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very wholesome book that is great for families.
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