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ISBN13: 9780140374568
ISBN10: 0140374566
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Left as an orphan after her father's death, Rose Campbell is sent to live at the "Aunt Hill" with her six aunts and seven rowdy boy cousins. For someone who is used to a girls' boarding school, it all seems pretty overwhelming. Her guardian, Uncle Alec, makes her eat healthy things like oatmeal, and even tries to get her to give up her pretty dresses for drab, sensible clothes. Will Rose ever get used to her uncle's crazy notions and all her noisy relatives?

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Left an orphan after her father's death, Rosie Campbell is sent to live at "Aunt Hill" with her six aunts and seven boy cousins. For someone who was used to a girl's boarding school, it all seems pretty overwhelming. Will there come a day when she can't imagine living anywhere else?

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leslieluvzbooks, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by leslieluvzbooks)
This is quite possibly my favorite Louisa May Alcott novel.
An innocent, orphaned young girl, having lived with several great-aunts following the death of her father, is at once thrust into not one but TWO of the worst situations she could ever imagine: the arrival of her "wild, seafaring" uncle who is now her guardian, and the descent of not a few, but seven "dreadful boy" cousins. What will become of young Rose now?
With the skill and tenderness of a thoughtful writer, Alcott takes Rose and the reader through many encounters and unexpected adventures as Rose learns valuable moral lessons on love, caring, obedience, and true modesty from the unlikeliest of sources: her Uncle Alec.
Reading this book again and again, I am constantly struck with the care with which Louisa Alcott crafts her characters. Each individual is distinct: the responsible leader Archie, fun-loving, lackadaisical Charlie, dandyish Steve, bookish Mac, Will and Geordie, brothers who are never without each other, and little Jamie, the "baby" of the gang. Each Aunt wants a piece of Rose, for different reasons: Aunt Plenty would see her an excellent housekeeper, Aunt Clara wants a debutante, Aunt Jane wants for her a polished education, Aunt Jessie approves a more carefree, active lifestyle befitting her youth, and Aunt Myra is convinced the child will die an early death. None of them approve of Alec's appointment as guardian, and everyone watches to see if Rose will bloom or wilt in his unorthodox, madcap, inarguably logical care.
From the author who gave us "Little Women" comes another tender, pensive, heartwarming tale of love, humility, wisdom, and femininity.
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Hillary, January 17, 2008 (view all comments by Hillary)
I have read this book several times, and I found it to be a book that was sweet and inspiring. Lousia May Alcott is a stellar writer and her strong female characters are sensible, unique and real.
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HarmonyCat, June 10, 2006 (view all comments by HarmonyCat)
I loved this book and its sequel - A Rose in Bloom - very much when I was a kid. It was very entertaining and I loved all the characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140374568
Author:
Alcott, Louisa May
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin Classics
Series Volume:
102-18
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.87 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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