Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

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by Louisa May Alcott, Frank T. Merrill, Reginald B. Birch, Frank T. Merrill, Reginald Bathurst Birch
     
 

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Jo March, the tomboy heroine of Little Women, has grown up! She returns in this beloved sequel as a young woman with a family of her own. Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open their hearts (and their home) to educate and care for a handful of rowdy yet well-meaning youngsters.

Plumfield, the school where the boys learn "how to help themselves and be useful men,

Overview

Jo March, the tomboy heroine of Little Women, has grown up! She returns in this beloved sequel as a young woman with a family of her own. Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open their hearts (and their home) to educate and care for a handful of rowdy yet well-meaning youngsters.

Plumfield, the school where the boys learn "how to help themselves and be useful men," has a spirited student body that includes -- in addition to the Bhaers' two sons -- Nat, an orphaned street musician, cold and frightened when he first appears at the Bhaers' door; business-minded Tommy; Dan, a "wild boy" eventually tamed by love and kindness; and other endearing little mischief-makers.

Outside the classroom, the boys rush headlong from one prank to another -- from playing matador with the family cow to nearly setting the school afire with a smoldering cigar stub. But in the end, they prove to have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family.

With tales ranging from tearful to cheerful, this heartwarming unabridged classic promises young readers an exciting and fun-filled visit to nineteenth-century America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848814762
Publisher:
Amereon, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer best known for her classic novel Little Women (1868-69), drawn from her own childhood. Personally educated by writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, she first gained literary success with Hospital Sketches (1863), based on her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War.

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Little Men 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 199 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the most sweet and endearing book i have ever read. I was glued to it for a week! I love the cute kids romance and i am 13 and would love to live at a place like this!!!!!!! This book is AWESOME SO GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But read Little women first so you can understand whats going on. Every time i read yhis book i feel like either crying or just laughing really loud cuz its so awesome cute funny sweet GOOD!!! Totally five stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nobody'll belive me but I've read Little Men about 50 times. It's a great book.
John Plunkett More than 1 year ago
Other that some typos and a few weird markings this was a good book, i hope you will agree with me when you read this. I loved little women. So i love this book. Search bangers and mash. A very good dish.
Victor Harrison More than 1 year ago
It is a good book over all but i have to say the typos made it very hard to read and understand. Many times i had to guess what they were saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest book ever and I mean it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "Classic Starts" books, of which *Little Men* is a part, are excellent; they do high-quality redactions of classic novels that makes these stories accessible to your emergent reader. The chapters are shortened and difficult vocabulary changed, but the spirit here of Louisa Mae Alcott's writing remains. Most importantly, so does the story itself, which is absorbing my son. If you know *Little Women,* this is the sequel, when Jo is grown up and running Plumfield as a girl's school. I'm an English professor and can't recommend the "Classic Start" series enough--the stories have an integrity about them that one just doesn't find in the series-fiction for this age group. I also appreciate that the "Classic Starts" series doesn't pitch or market these classic works to a specific gender. *Little Men* is an excellent story to begin with, made better by the clever editing of the series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little Men is my favorite of Louisa May Alcott's books. I love it's prequel, Little Women. However, Little Men is more frought with fun, mischievous events, and childlike pleasures. It's a great book to read if you want something to divert you and get your mind off of the stress in your life for at time! Since I work with children, I appreicated the fun of the book, and the fact that the main characters were almost all under the age of fifteen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little Men is a great book. What I like most about it is that the book is so detailed. For the chapter Crops, it tells you exactly what crops let's say Tommy, or Nan; Daisy, Demi; etc. grew. A #1 book for people who like Little Women. Definetly an A+.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a great sequel to Little Women. The charaters are great and the story is quite enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
She watched silent in the bushes. Her cat smell and fear was rolloing off her so thick a blind nosed animal could smell her.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Paced, anticipating Thorn's arrival.
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I like the chapter about "Naughty Nan". She sounds awfully interesting to be with!
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Review below mine you are the worst reviewer ever and you have HORIBLE taste you SUCK
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How do you know it was a him who wrote the passage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most hilarious book ever. I want to read it again. I love it. Get this book you will love it to.
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This is a cool book. I agree that you should read little women first because it will help you understand a couple more things. The little girl Daisy is adorable.