Jo's Boys

Jo's Boys

by Louisa May Alcott
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Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott

Better known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continued the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end.

Beginning ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys — including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, and promising musicain Nat — are grown; Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment... and even murder.

Popular for more than a century, the series that began with Little Women continues to hold universal appeal with its powerful and affectionate depiction of family — the safe haven where the prodigal can always return, adversity is never met alone, and our dreams of being cherished, no matter what our flaws, come true. With this new edition of Jo's Boys, readers once again have access to a treasured classic by one of America's best-loved writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442944138
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publication date: 07/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 535 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

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Jo's Boys 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TOTES AWESOME BOOK
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Jo’s Boys is the third book in the Little Women series by series by Louisa May Alcott, and was written in 1886. It is set some ten years after Little Men. It looks at the lives of the Little Men (and women) who were at Plumfield. Tom is studying medicine and still devoted to Nan, also doing medicine, determined to remain single and do good works. Tom’s devotion is suddenly derailed when he finds himself somehow accidentally engaged to Dora West. Nat is hopeful of earning Daisy’s hand and goes to Leipzig to study music, where he is seduced by high society and finds himself in some trouble. Franz is a merchant kinsman and finds a bride in Germany, while Emil becomes second mate on a fateful ship journey where he saves the captain and his family. Dan, having pursued many paths including geology, mining and sheep farming, plans to help the Montana Indians but somehow finds himself in jail. Josie is a budding actress and Bess a sculptress. Demi intends to become a journalist, much to his mother’s despair. This book is again filled with moral tales, but Alcott also includes a day in the life of a famous author, which seems directly lifted from her own experiences. Mrs Jo disappoints in the final chapters with her attitude to Dan: while forgiven for sins, loved and praised for heroism, he is effectively banished from Plumfield as unsuitable for her niece, which seems quite snobbish and uncharitable. This book might appeal to modern-day children, with lots of explanation, but it is not up to the standard of the first book. Fair.
lovestoreadWA More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Louisa May Alcott. I love the way she writes and the fact that you feel like you know the people she is writing about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this story! Louisa May Alcott charmed me again with her heart-warming tales of everyday life in the March family. I am much disappointed, however, with the quality of the e-book. There are no links to even return the reader to the cover page, and the quality of the text is poor. On my NookColor, there were many misspellings and incorrect words. Most annoying were the partial sentences that were illegible due to garbled characters. I highly recommend the story, but not this particular publisher.
NJGirl0976 More than 1 year ago
As a devoted follower of "Little Women" as a girl, I couldn't wait to read "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys." Well, I loved "Little Men" but "Jo's Boys" left me feeling blah. The characters--well-known and well-developed in the other novels--are flat, boring and so chatty with paragraph-long monologues, I wanted to fall asleep. The characters manage to ramble on for lines and lines in fragmented sentences completely void of pronouns, but say nothing of importance. If I had to listen to someone natter on for so long in real life, my good manners would break and I would find myself snapping "Get to the d@mn point already!" more often than not. My favourite character from "Little Men" (Nan) has morphed from a sassy, intelligent girl to a bossy "feminist" so focused on her career, she can barely speak about anything else. I know Louisa May Alcott wrote this book two years before her death and I wonder if perhaps failing health is what ruined what could have been a triumphant finale to a brilliant series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows all the human trials we have to go through. Like Tommy and Nan, how he always wanted her but she didn't love him and how he marries someone else. Dan, Nat, and Emil are the key characters in this book. They were all raised and admire Mrs. Jo, the lead character in little women and Little men. She gives them advice and worries for them during money problems and the loss of who they were. Also through murder and she worries when one is lost at sea. this book is great, and their are also boys and girls. Some include her sons ans nieces and nephews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the past few books little men being my favorite as i was really sad when laurie married amy. It spoiled everything. Moving on all your favorite characters grow up and become snobby and boring. It had a terrible ending and i feel bad for dan. He was one of the beat. The problem with Alcott' s books is that only in a few can she make them end up with the right ppl. In this way shr is way different than L.M. Montgomerey. I advise you not to get this book.
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Plus I have low self confidence. Another bad trait! I also have complaining! Worst yet! So sorry for complaining.
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I haTE THIS BOOK NEVER READ IT ,EEEEVER! EVER!EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER!
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It is great just i dont like it when everbody grows up
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