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by Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott
Little Brown & Co; Reprint edition (November 1, 1994)
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Part of Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott.

Part of Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott. The original twelve boys had of course scattered far and wide during these years, but all that lived still remembered old Plumfield, and came wandering back from the four quarters of the earth to tell their various experiences, laugh over the pleasures of the past, and face the duties of the present with fresh courage; for such home-comings keep hearts tender and.

Louisa May Alcott's Good Wives along with Little Women continually rank as amoung the best children's books of. .Beginning ten years after "Little Men, " Jo's Boysrevisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer

Louisa May Alcott's Good Wives along with Little Women continually rank as amoung the best children's books of all time. Beginning ten years after "Little Men, " Jo's Boysrevisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo remains at the center of the tale, surrounded by her boys-including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, andpromising musician Nat-as they experience shipwreck and storm, disappointment and even murder.

Louisa May Alcott (/ˈɔːlkət, -kɒt/; November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer 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 in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel "Little Women", published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Childhood and early works. Alcott was a daughter of noted Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. Louisa's father started the Temple School; her uncle, Samuel Joseph May, was a noted abolitionist. Though of New England parentage and residence, she was born in Germantown, which is currently part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was a prolific writer, author of more than two dozen novels and story collections, including the beloved Little Women trilogy. She served brielfy as a nurse during the Civil War, and was a passionate advocate for social reforms throughout her life.

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles.

Jo’s rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure-a world enlivened by Alcott’s unique .

Jo’s rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure-a world enlivened by Alcott’s unique powers of observation and sympathy. In Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out (1886), her final novel, Alcott returns to the familiar precincts of Plumfield. Asked by her publisher to write a girls’ book, Louisa May Alcott at first doubted her abilities; she confessed to her journal that she never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters. Yet from this modest start, she fashioned a series of novels that catapulted her to fame and fortune in her own time and remain among the most beloved works in all of American literature.

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Recounts the further adventures, successes, and failures of the numerous young men of Plumfield school
  • Growing up I never realized that Little Women was only the first of three books written by Louisa May Alcott. I loved reading Little Women and when I discovered there were more books, I grabbed at the chance, re-read Little Women and immediately followed it up with Little Men....

    Too often in today's world, young folks don't realize how wonderful these stories of old are, how much proper teaching goes into them, how ethical they are, and how beautifully written they are full of inspiration and wonder. I found Little Men very inspiring with teachable moments both for parents and children alike. I enjoyed following the story along as the realization of Jo's dreams to have her life filled with lots of boys came to fruition. It was also extremely nice to see her value little girls too and bring them into the fray and teaching both boys and girls alike.

    I listened to this book to audio recording and immensely enjoyed the verbalization of the reader. Each character had his/her own voices and it was extremely lovely to just drive and enjoy the story as it unfolded.

    I highly recommend this book to all - old and young alike - as each can learn and take away great lessons in respect, love, and responsibility.

    Happy Reading!

  • Louisa May Alcott was one of my favorite girlhood authors, and Little Women is still one of my all-time favorites. But although I have read it several times (as well as listened to an excellent audio version), I have never re-read the sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys since my initial reading of them at about age 12.

    I recently obtained audio copies of both of these books and anticipated listening to them as eagerly as my first reading, since after so many years I really remembered nothing at all about them. And while Little Men was merely satisfactory (more about that in my review of that book) Jo's Boys proved to be an enjoyable and satisfying conclusion to the March family saga.

    Although not quite as captivating as Little Women, still it shares many similarities. Taking place 10 years after the end of Little Men, it continues the stories of the young men of Plumfield as they each seek to find their place in the world. So while the narrow focus of Little Men on children and its exclusive setting of Plumfield made it the dullest book of the trilogy, in Jo's Boys Alcott again returns to a wider setting as she recounts the adventures and misadventures of the various young men and women introduced in Little Men in settings as varied as Austria, a Kansas prison, and of course, dear old Plumfield, now transformed into Lawrence College.

    Fans of Little Women will be glad that Jo, Meg, Amy and Laurie, after an almost total absence in Little Men, are again center stage. In fact, Alcott worked in a bit of autobiographical elements as "Mrs. Jo" has now become a famous author, who writes stories for young girls, and who struggles with the trials and tribulations of celebrity-hood. She also works in some of the current elements of the times in which she wrote, as the young ladies discuss higher education and careers for women, as well as suffrage.

    There are only a few weaknesses in Jo's Boys, none of them major. A couple -- namely Emil's relentless use of nautical jargon and Jo's frequent lapses into Marmee-esque moralizing -- carried over from Little Men. Although I am glad that Alcott didn't give everyone a happily-ever-after ending in Jo's Boys, still I felt that the end of the book came a bit too abruptly, almost as though she just got tired of writing it.

    Although this is a bit no-frills as audio books go -- no introductory music or announcer, for instance -- still it is an excellent production. Tantor doesn't always have the best narrators, but I must say that Tavia Gilbert did a fine job on this one.

  • Because these are public domain books, the publisher simply downloaded the scanned version from somewhere and printed. I like the cover, but because the original was scanned, there are odd skips in the lines that make no sense, disrupting the reading. I love LM Alcott books, so I'll keep these, but my enjoyment is severely tempered by the poor quality of this publication.

  • When I was a little girl, this was one of my favorite books. I read and re-read it many times and always with great enjoyment. I bought it recently as a bit of nostalgia. I still enjoy the book.

    The book is filled with little morals that had a great impact upon me as a girl, and I can see why now. They are woven into the story. The characters of the boys and girls are good examples of the values and beliefs of the time. They had little wholesome adventures and had their faults. They also had unusual parental disciplines. All quite realistic.

    Christian families looking for wholesome children's reading will find this a good selection.

  • The story is for five stars worth of wonderful Louisa May Alcott. This sequel to "Little Men" is set ten years after the first book and follows her "Little Men" as the become young men. HOWEVER, this paper back format and send about 11" x 13" and the font is rather small, hence the loss of a star.

  • No page numbers, book information- such as year published and random characters and symbols! See the attached photo.
    Makes me wonder how much of this text has been screwed up.

  • I like louisa

    Louisa May Alcott---11/29/1832---3/6/1888.


    Her family was friends with EMERSON,THOREAU

    Family was always poor but happy.

    Louisa had chronic health problems.

    24 stories in this book.Moral stories. Stories
    about her WONDERFUL family.

    A must have.

    I have 1 book for my self and I bought a
    second book for my grandaughters.

    This is a book for daughters to pass on to
    their daughters.

    bbp okc 63 retired

  • Love this recording. Excellent narrator and a wonderful family-friendly story. (Although my six year old did learn the word "Dam*" from it. Still love it!