This sparkling sequel to the beloved Little Women follows the grown-up and married Jo, mistress of Plumfield, a school for boys (and a few girls, too). The fun begins with a new arrival, Nat Blake; it is through his eyes that we first meet Plumfield’s lively residents and experience the cheerful confusion that reigns in the welcoming home. Fans of the first book will happily greet these wonderful characters…and renew their acquaintance with such old favorites as Laurie and Meg.
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.
Table of Contents
|8.||Pranks and Plays||99|
|14.||Damon and Pythias||182|
|15.||In the Willow||202|
|16.||Taming the Colt||219|
|20.||Round the Fire||265|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The "Classic Starts" books, of which *Little Men* is a part, are excellent; they do high-quality redactions of classic novels that makes these stories accessible to your emergent reader. The chapters are shortened and difficult vocabulary changed, but the spirit here of Louisa Mae Alcott's writing remains. Most importantly, so does the story itself, which is absorbing my son. If you know *Little Women,* this is the sequel, when Jo is grown up and running Plumfield as a girl's school. I'm an English professor and can't recommend the "Classic Start" series enough--the stories have an integrity about them that one just doesn't find in the series-fiction for this age group. I also appreciate that the "Classic Starts" series doesn't pitch or market these classic works to a specific gender. *Little Men* is an excellent story to begin with, made better by the clever editing of the series!
I had just started reading the original little men book in my classroom when i found it on my nook. I was so happy because this book tells the same story as the original book but it has translated old english into modern day english.