Synopses & Reviews
Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic, set during the Civil War, follows the lives, loves, and tribulations of the four March sisters -- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy -- and explores the rich nuances of family life and relationships.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
A fresh, practical approach to Louisa May Alcott's enduring classic, which follows the lives, loves, and tribulations of the four March sisters.
Little Women, A Vocabulary-Building Classic for Young Readers Second Edition
*400 vocabulary words to help students aged 9-12 improve their vocabulary while reading classic literature
*Glossary of important vocabulary words on the pages facing the text of the story, along with definitions, pronunciations, parts of speech, synonyms, and sample sentences to enhance comprehension and learning in context
*Sidebars full of fun trivia about the book, the author, and the time period in which the story takes place
*Mini-quizzes at the end of each chapter to stimulate and enhance learning in context, critical reading, and critical thinking skills
*Interactive bonus material at the end of the book including word matching challenges and madlibs, to make books a more engaging learning experience.
*1 page of questions about the book to stimulate reading group and classroom discussion
*1 page of tips for writing a great book report based on the book
About the Author
Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania in 1832, the second of four daughters of the philosopher Bronson Alcott. She was educated at home and went on to become a schoolteacher in Boston. Her first book Flower Fables (which she wrote when she was sixteen) was published when she was twenty-two, but she interrupted her career as a writer to nurse soldiers at a Washington hospital during the civil war. Her most enduring book, Little Women, was published in 1868 and was an instant success. Other books include Little Men and Jo's Boys. Louisa May Alcott died in 1888 at the age of fifty-six.