Jo's Boys [NOOK Book]

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Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" was first published in 1886. This final book in the unofficial Little Women trilogy follows Jo's children into adulthood. Franz and Emil, Tommy Bangs, Dolly, Stuffy, Nat, Dan and Daisy appear, along with the almost-grown-up Bess, Josie, Rob and Teddy.
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Overview

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" was first published in 1886. This final book in the unofficial Little Women trilogy follows Jo's children into adulthood. Franz and Emil, Tommy Bangs, Dolly, Stuffy, Nat, Dan and Daisy appear, along with the almost-grown-up Bess, Josie, Rob and Teddy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012218698
  • Publisher: Girlebooks
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 884,577
  • File size: 291 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    It has Laurie in it, so it can't be completely bad...

    First, the chilling confession: I've never read Little Men. So I can't say how this book compares to that one, or remark on any significant character development. I have read Little Women however, and can freely remark that, this book, although readable, is hardly worth comparing to that book, and Jo, if possible, gets even more annoying. It's not that I didn't like it. If you can get past Alcott's, at times, overbearing pedagogy and anti-temperance lectures, it's a fairly good read. I most enjoyed Dan, who is probably the most interesting character in the story. His sins, passions and redemption are wholly believable and intriguing. As Anne Shirley would say: there's plenty of "scope for imagination" in them. If the whole book had been written about Dan, it would have been lovely. As for the the others, Nan was insufferable, Josie and Teddy were adorable, Laurie was still alarmingly attractive. I've always found Jo sort of annoying, even when I liked her, and in this book it seems that everything that made her endearing has been sapped out to make room for a motherly advice dispenser. It gets old after a while. In all, it's a decent read for a boring afternoon. Not a book that I think I'll find myself coming back to again and again; albeit the occasional peek at the chapters about Dan.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2007

    Absolutely Disappointing

    Don't get me wrong, Alcott has written a lot of fabulous books. But, I find that this sequel is the worst and as empty as water. The storyline is bad and no obvious point is conveyed. As it is supposed to be 'How the Boys Turned Out' should that not be what it's about? But instead, it spends the whole time on some love affairs which are very stupid and it is not until the end do they unveal exactly how these boys turned out. Not only that, it is disappointing, how the boys do turn out...what happens to Dan and everybody. About how Meg is so protective...I don't think her parents were like that!!! Absolutely disappointing behavior which makes an absolutely disappointing book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Jo¿s Boys is the third book in the Little Women series by series

    Jo’s Boys is the third book in the Little Women series by series by Louisa May Alcott, and was written in 1886. It is set some ten years after Little Men. It looks at the lives of the Little Men (and women) who were at Plumfield. Tom is studying medicine and still devoted to Nan, also doing medicine, determined to remain single and do good works. Tom’s devotion is suddenly derailed when he finds himself somehow accidentally engaged to Dora West. Nat is hopeful of earning Daisy’s hand and goes to Leipzig to study music, where he is seduced by high society and finds himself in some trouble. Franz is a merchant kinsman and finds a bride in Germany, while Emil becomes second mate on a fateful ship journey where he saves the captain and his family. Dan, having pursued many paths including geology, mining and sheep farming, plans to help the Montana Indians but somehow finds himself in jail. Josie is a budding actress and Bess a sculptress. Demi intends to become a journalist, much to his mother’s despair. This book is again filled with moral tales, but Alcott also includes a day in the life of a famous author, which seems directly lifted from her own experiences. Mrs Jo disappoints in the final chapters with her attitude to Dan: while forgiven for sins, loved and praised for heroism, he is effectively banished from Plumfield as unsuitable for her niece, which seems quite snobbish and uncharitable. This book might appeal to modern-day children, with lots of explanation, but it is not up to the standard of the first book. Fair.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    The sample is great

    It is great just i dont like it when everbody grows up

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    If you loved Little Women you will love this book too.

    I am a fan of Louisa May Alcott. I love the way she writes and the fact that you feel like you know the people she is writing about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2011

    Wonderful story but disappointing format

    I absolutely love this story! Louisa May Alcott charmed me again with her heart-warming tales of everyday life in the March family. I am much disappointed, however, with the quality of the e-book. There are no links to even return the reader to the cover page, and the quality of the text is poor. On my NookColor, there were many misspellings and incorrect words. Most annoying were the partial sentences that were illegible due to garbled characters. I highly recommend the story, but not this particular publisher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Phoning It In

    As a devoted follower of "Little Women" as a girl, I couldn't wait to read "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys." Well, I loved "Little Men" but "Jo's Boys" left me feeling blah. The characters--well-known and well-developed in the other novels--are flat, boring and so chatty with paragraph-long monologues, I wanted to fall asleep. The characters manage to ramble on for lines and lines in fragmented sentences completely void of pronouns, but say nothing of importance. If I had to listen to someone natter on for so long in real life, my good manners would break and I would find myself snapping "Get to the d@mn point already!" more often than not. My favourite character from "Little Men" (Nan) has morphed from a sassy, intelligent girl to a bossy "feminist" so focused on her career, she can barely speak about anything else.
    I know Louisa May Alcott wrote this book two years before her death and I wonder if perhaps failing health is what ruined what could have been a triumphant finale to a brilliant series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2002

    Perfect

    This book shows all the human trials we have to go through. Like Tommy and Nan, how he always wanted her but she didn't love him and how he marries someone else. Dan, Nat, and Emil are the key characters in this book. They were all raised and admire Mrs. Jo, the lead character in little women and Little men. She gives them advice and worries for them during money problems and the loss of who they were. Also through murder and she worries when one is lost at sea. this book is great, and their are also boys and girls. Some include her sons ans nieces and nephews.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    TOTES AWESOME BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Saydee

    Yep. It is.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    James

    No

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    James

    Walks in imeadlty gets down and licks ur puzzzy

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Taiann

    She walks in and lies on the bed, waiting.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    ?...

    W t f?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Duke

    Bye

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Jo

    I am jealous. Oh u and katie. U said u liked me and all tht....and i was rdy to date u wen i came back from my game and stuff.... but i guess i blew it right? Brb

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Mrs. Terry- Us

    Thanks yall.
    Now i know i was about to pay for a lame coversation.
    Thanks again for being my guini pig:)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2006

    Haven't finished it yet, but.....

    I definitely don't think the part that I've read is as good as the other Alcott books. I don't know, maybe I haven't gotten to 'the interesting part'. But the beginning isn't nearly as page-turning as her other books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    A good book . . .

    I love books by Louisa May Alcott, but this one, wasn't as interesting as the rest I'm afraid. I guess I was sort of sad that all the kids grew up and got maried, or died. I was expecially disipointed in Dan. I know his adventures were more thrilling then the more quiet carectors in the book, but they were not to be admired. However, I was content that Jo got her dream of writing, and most of the others got what they had strived for aswell. In the end, I do beleive it was a good ending to the lives of the March's.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    I'm Sure it will b gr8!

    I haven't read it yet, but Little Men is my All time FAVORITE book. I fell in love with all the characters!! I am SOOO looking forward to it. But if you want 2 do a book report, piece of advice, Little Men is not the book 2 do!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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