Under The Lilacs

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Under the Lilacs, a children's novel by Louisa May Alcott, was first published in 1878. It is a whimsical tale, different from the oft-serious tone found in the more popular Little Women series. The story features two sister, Bab and Betty Moss, who when playing one day discover a circus runaway, Ben Brown, and his dog Sancho. The girls set Ben up with a job herding cattle, where he gets to ride a horse, his favorite pastime. The girls and Ben have summer adventures, in the ...
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Overview

Under the Lilacs, a children's novel by Louisa May Alcott, was first published in 1878. It is a whimsical tale, different from the oft-serious tone found in the more popular Little Women series. The story features two sister, Bab and Betty Moss, who when playing one day discover a circus runaway, Ben Brown, and his dog Sancho. The girls set Ben up with a job herding cattle, where he gets to ride a horse, his favorite pastime. The girls and Ben have summer adventures, in the process discovering more about life and themselves.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832-1888), one of the most well-known American novelists of the 19th century, was born on November 29, 1832 to transcendentalist educator Amos Bronson Alcott and his wife, Abigail May Alcott. She was the second of four sisters (like Jo, her literary corollary), and grew up in a family that encouraged and sympathized with her abolitionist and feminist leanings. As a child she received instruction from noted literary figures such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, all family friends. In addition to the Little Women series, which included four novels, she wrote 28 other works, three under the pen name A.M Barnard. Though Alcott had chronic health problems in her later years, most likely attributed to an autoimmune disease, she continued to write until her death at 55 in 1888.

Relates the adventures of Ben Brown, his performing poodle Sancho, and the two young girls who feed and care for them after the boy and dog run away from the circus.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616402976
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    A Must read Book

    I LOVE any book by Louisa Alcott,and this book is no exception. She pulls you unto the lives of the people, and keeps you there till the end and leaves you craving for more. Awesome

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    A Book That Touches Your Heart.

    One day a small family found a strange boy. He told them that his mother had died and he didn't know what has become his father. The boy had ran away from being abused in a circus. He came to find that he liked to live in the small town, especially when a young lady and her brother come to live there. Will he ever know abou his father.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 22, 2001

    Cute Story!

    It's definitely a cute, funny, and happy little story! Loved it!

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    The Spynx kit

    The kit mewed even louder. Shhe is slowly dieing of cold and hunger. Thinks please! Please help! MEW! MEW!

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    Aprentice Den

    A group and tangled hether and vines wrap around a vine connected to a tree. The entangled mess forms a dome shape shape with a hole at the front. It weighs enough so its touching the ground. And more plant grew into the soil. The dome inst going anywhere. This is the apprentice den.

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