Little Men (Classic Starts Series)

Little Men (Classic Starts Series)

Hardcover(Modern Retelling)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402754234
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Edition description: Modern Retelling
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 118,530
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

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

1.Nat1
2.The Boys15
3.Sunday23
4.Steppingstones41
5.Pattypans52
6.A Firebrand70
7.Naughty Nan89
8.Pranks and Plays99
9.Daisy's Ball110
10.Home Again122
11.Uncle Teddy138
12.Huckleberries152
13.Goldilocks174
14.Damon and Pythias182
15.In the Willow202
16.Taming the Colt219
17.Composition Day229
18.Crops242
19.John Brooke252
20.Round the Fire265
21.Thanksgiving285

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Little Men (Classic Starts Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
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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.