Under the Lilacs

Under the Lilacs

by Louisa May Alcott
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Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott

They had their tea party in that rundown, ramshackle, and downright creepy house. There were Bab and Betty and most of a dozen of their worn-down dolls, and no matter how worn-down or creepy this place might seem to you and I, for these girls and their dolls, it was the most wonderful place for a party any of them could imagine.

Then that monstrous dog had stolen all the food, and by the time they chased it down, it'd eaten the last crumbs! They followed the dog back into the decrepit barn, and that was how they met its master, a circus run-away, Ben Brown. Ben turned out to be a horse master. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463895884
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 8 - 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 grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

he began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard and under it wrote novels for young adults.

She was the daughter of transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and social worker Abby May and the second of four daughters: Anna Bronson Alcott was the eldest; Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and Abigail May Alcott were the two youngest. The family moved to Boston in 1834,

Alcott's early education included lessons from the naturalist Henry David Thoreau, but she received the majority of her schooling from her father, who was strict and believed in "the sweetness of self-denial".She also received some instruction from writers and educators such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, all of whom were family friends.

Along with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, Alcott was part of a group of female authors during the Gilded Age, who addressed women's issues in a modern and candid manner. Their works were, as one newspaper columnist of the period commented, "among the decided 'signs of the times'"

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Under the Lilacs 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 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!
Anonymous 9 days ago
This book has a interesting theme but is poorly spelled and VERY hard to understand. I wish that it was written better so that i would be able to finish 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kit mewed even louder. Shhe is slowly dieing of cold and hunger. Thinks please! Please help! MEW! MEW!