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Louisa May Alcott: Young Novelist
     

Louisa May Alcott: Young Novelist

by Meryl Henderson (Illustrator), Beatrice Gormley
 
Dear Reader:
The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to

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Dear Reader:
The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects.
These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you.
Happy Reading!
The Editors

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Part of the "Childhood of Famous Americans" series, this biography is "fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader..." Consisting of fifteen chapters, only the first few really fit the above description of "fictionalized biography." The parts of the book dealing with Louisa's life as a young author and adult read more like a typical biography, enriched by many quotes from primary sources, such as letters and journals. The author does an especially good job connecting Louisa's most popular children's books, such as--Little Women and Little Men, to her own life experiences, opinions and concern. Black-and-white illustrations and a list of her children's books are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689820250
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
524,046
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the History’s All-Stars series, as well as biographies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

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