Louisa May Alcott: Young Novelist

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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 ...

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Overview

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

Traces the life of the author of the well-loved stories of the March sisters, "Little Women" and its sequels.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689820250
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Childhood of Famous Americans Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 374,976
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    Nice book.

    This was a great read!! I loved it. Well most of the time. My class at school had to choose a biography to read. So I saw my friend reading this and said wow this looks goood and I loved all her books!!! As soon as possible (asap) I got the book and read it and loved it. It's great for reaports for school and poeple love it! Now I know how hard it is to be a writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    The famous Louisa

    I love this book.It was a very useful book for school. I loved it so much. I t makes me want to be a writer. Right now I am just writting short stories. It shows people all around the world how hard she tried, and how hard it is to write a book.This book shows how hard Lousia tired in her life.That's why I like the book.

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