Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.
She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic
|Altersempfehlung||9 - 11|
|Verlag||Penguin LCC US|
|Maße (L/B/H)||18,3/13,3/5,8 cm|
Franziska Goseberg, Thalia-Buchhandlung Paderborn
A classic I've watched as a movie a million times, but never actually read before: The book follows four sisters from childhood to adulthood, giving us the chance to watch as they get over the (seemingly) big problems like a miss-shapen nose or burned-off curls to the point where they start making lives for themselves. I enjoyed the book immensely as I found a bit of myself in all the girls, and I'm sure that is true for every woman reading the book.