Little Women (Illustrated Classics for Children) by Louisa May Alcott
Meet the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Life is difficult at home: their father is away at war and their mother struggles to make ends meet. But whether through laughter or tears, these four girls overcome their troubles while growing up to become little women.
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.