Under the Lilacs

Under the Lilacs

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by Louisa May Alcott
     
 

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Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott - Under the Lilacs is a children's novel by Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1878. The story is about two girls, Bab and Betty Moss, Miss Celia, a circus runaway, Ben Brown, and his dog Sancho.

When Bab and Betty decide to have a tea party with their dolls a mysterious dog comes and steals their prized cake. The girls find

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Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott - Under the Lilacs is a children's novel by Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1878. The story is about two girls, Bab and Betty Moss, Miss Celia, a circus runaway, Ben Brown, and his dog Sancho.

When Bab and Betty decide to have a tea party with their dolls a mysterious dog comes and steals their prized cake. The girls find a circus run-away, Ben Brown, hiding in their play barn. Ben is a horse master, so when the Mosses take Ben in they find him work at a neighbour's house driving cows.

Eventually Ben finds out his beloved father is dead. Miss Celia, a neighbour, comforts him and finally offers to let Ben stay with her and her fourteen-year-old brother Thornton.

Many adventures and summer-happenings go on in Celia's house, as Ben slowly finds his place among his friends. Sancho gets lost, Ben is accused of stealing, Miss Celia gets hurt and Ben takes a wild ride on her horse, Lita. They have an archery competition, where Ben emerges as the winner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781669952
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
06/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
445 KB

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832 -1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women was set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott's literary success arrived with the publication by the Roberts Brothers of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jo's Boys completed the "March Family Saga". In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election. Alcott, along with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, were part of a group of female authors during the Gilded Age who addressed women's issues in a modern and candid manner. Alcott, who continued to write until her death, suffered chronic health problems in her later years. Alcott died of a stroke in Boston, on March 6, 1888, at age 55, two days after visiting her father's deathbed. Her last words were "Is it not meningitis?"

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Under the Lilacs 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's definitely a cute, funny, and happy little story! Loved it!
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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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