Jack And Jill

Jack And Jill

by Louisa May Alcott

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Jack And Jill by Louisa May Alcott

Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880.It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good friends named Jack and Janey, Jack and Jill tells of the aftermath of a serious sledding accident.Jack Minot and Janey Pecq are best friends who live next door to each other. They are always seen together, so Janey gets the nickname of Jill, to mimic the old rhyme. The two do go up a hill one winter day- and then suffer a terrible accident. Seriously injured in a sledding accident, they recover from their physical injuries, while learning life lessons along with their many friends. They are helped along their journey to recovery by various activities created by their mothers. In the end they are all the better for it and have learned many valuable lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727363395
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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Jack and Jill 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very enjoyable! I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like Louisa May Alcott's books (exception: Under the Lilacs). I was afraid of reading this for fear it would be too much like Under the Lilacs, but I was wrong. I liked this a lot, and it would be one of my favorites by Alcott, if I didn't like Eight Cousins, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and Little Women so much! I liked the book for the main reason that Alcott has again inspired me to become a better, more responsible person. I enjoyed reading about the personal homemaking ambitions of Molly and Merry, and how they succeeded and inspired others. Merry's goal of beautifying the space she lived in was motivating. Anybody can learn a lesson or two from this story. I actually cared about the characters involved (and I won't tell any spoilers!). It's really too bad there isn't as sequel to this about when all the kids are grown up, like in the other books Alcott has written. About the only thing I didn't like was the fact that it felt like Mrs. Minot took the place of Jill's mother when they came to live with them. After the move, Mrs. Minot took it upon herself to teach, raise, school, and cultivate Jill, and poor Mrs. Pecq disappeared, only to be mentioned as "the housekeeper." I felt sorry for her. I enjoyed reading about the fun activities young people of the day were involved in (May Daying, picnicing, boating, etc.). Something that surprised me was the young people "pairing up" as they did. They are sweet on each other, but nothing more. I was expecting to read about 19th century teenagers as perfect little adults, but not so. While being mature and responsible in the main, they are not "angels", they have their flaws, and they were not so "old" that they couldn't still enjoy being children-- even at the ages of 13, 15, etc. What a contrast to today's typical teen! While we try to act oh so "old", we usually lack genuine maturity and responsibility. I'd say this is a healthy book for all types of readers, esp. preteens, teens, and young adults. Some say it is too "preachy", "old-fashioned", "out-dated" and "moral". While I don't think it's preachy, if the story seems so sickening to the reader because of the "wholesome goodness" in it, I think that is the fault of the reader, not the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very halerius book. I really recamend it. It is my favorite book by Luisa May Alcot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining light hearted story, fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book! I strongly recommend it! I didn't want to put it down!
alyssama121 10 months ago
I was interested in Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott because the only book I’ve read by her is Little Women, so I wanted to see what her other works contained. It’s fairly similar in style and content; it’s a realistic fiction narrative about growing up and always striving to be a better person. I love the characters she follows in this series, especially the titular characters: Jack and Jill. They are two friends who become seriously injured during a sledding accident. Through their families’ and friends’ help, they’re able to recover and learn how to be more careful. The main themes in this are learning how to be kind to others and put their happiness before your own, as well as learning how to take responsibility for yourself. While it’s not a thrilling book, I found it to be enjoyable, since the characters are so likeable and relatable. Their friendships with each other and how they take care of each other is incredibly heartwarming, and it’s a pleasant, happy, feel-good read. However, it is also a product of its time and does have some antiquated ideals; it is also a quite a bit more preachy than Little Women was, but it at the very least mostly preaches kindness and doing right by others, which are certainly great qualities for anyone to learn. On the whole, Jack and Jill is a nice middle grade coming of age story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book but its just like the fairy tale i have heard it millions of times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Alcott book I read and i loved it.
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Great book and I am not even done with it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book follows the lives of Jack and Janey (nicknamed Jill for her close friendship with Jack) after a sledding accident they have. Jack is quick to recover, but Jill is feared to be crippled forever. Read how Jack and Jill's friends come to the rescue and how bittersweet memories teach the children life's sometimes hard lessons. There was not a moment when I wanted to put the cozy book down! Alcott knows how to tell a good story for all ages and teach good lessons. The ending is fulfilling and happy, as Alcott knew her audience would like to know the futures of the young friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very wholesome book that is great for families.
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