Press enter after choosing selection

Sign in to request

Locations
Call Number: Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa, Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May, Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May, Kids Book / Fiction / Classics / Alcott, Louisa May
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Traverwood Branch

Location Call Number Branch Item Status
Downtown Kids Books Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown Kids Books Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown Kids Books Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa Downtown Library On Hold Shelf
Downtown Kids Books Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa Downtown Library Due 10-09-2021
Downtown Kids Books Y Fiction / Alcott, Louisa Downtown Library Due 10-14-2021
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch In transit
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-01-2021
Pittsfield Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Pittsfield Branch On Hold Shelf
Traverwood Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Traverwood Branch Reshelving
Traverwood Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Traverwood Branch Due 10-01-2021
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-07-2021
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-15-2021
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-10-2021
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Alcott, Louisa May Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-14-2021
Westgate Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Classics / Alcott, Louisa May Westgate Branch Due 10-18-2021

various
The classic story of the March family whose 4 daughters are growing up in New England in the mid-1800s. There are numerous sequels, for example, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Annotation. Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--impulsive Jo, eldest hardworking sister Meg, precocious Amy and timid Beth. With their father away at war, and their loving Marmee working to support the family, the four sisters have to rely on one another for support as they endure the hardships of wartime and poverty. We witness the sisters growing up and figuring out what role each wants to play in the world, and, long the way, join them on countless unforgettable adventures.

REVIEWS & SUMMARIES

Summary / Annotation
Author Notes

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

little women submitted by leeann_tincher on July 3, 2011, 1:59pm BEST BOOK EVER
MY FAV BOOK IN THE WORLD

Sisters! submitted by adipirro on July 8, 2011, 5:23pm This is one of the best books I've ever read! It brings back so many happy memories :) For those who are scared to read it because it's a classic, don't be. I always looked at classics as boring, dull, detailed, and slow. I finally convinced myself to read it and I'm glad I did!!

Little Women submitted by Commander Taffy on July 22, 2011, 8:56am Little Women follows the life of several extraordinary women.

Not just sisters submitted by Smileyfrowns on June 19, 2012, 10:18am A really great book that shows the value of friendship in hard times :D

Growing Up submitted by kathscot on August 14, 2012, 8:48pm You get to see Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their friend Laurie as they face trials big and small in growing up. You will want to read it again and again.

good submitted by jessicazhang on June 19, 2013, 11:54am GREAT BOOK!

Loved it! submitted by Blackberry Elf-Glitter on July 13, 2013, 4:59pm I had watched the1994 movie before several times before I'd read this, and I really really hated it! But just so I could say I'd read it, I did, but it had unexpected results. I. LOVED LOVED LOVED it! I guess the movie left out a lot of exciting things.. I ADORED the characters, I though they were really likeable, and had so much more characteristic and more of everything they'd had in the movie. It never got boring! Every chapter had new adventures, new people, new discovers! Even though it's a classic, don't let that stop you. READ IT!

Little Women submitted by SBNB on August 11, 2015, 8:29pm Great book! It’s a classic and definitely worth reading.

Family Book submitted by charlottedebaltzo on June 20, 2017, 10:50am This book is a little long, but very worth it. It really shows the substance of a happy life, the tedious everyday life of a family!

Loved it submitted by sr.sarahmarie on July 3, 2017, 8:47am This book is so refreshing and inspiring! Even better than the movie!!

A father's take submitted by EJZ on June 24, 2018, 9:58am This book is surprisingly relevant - its depiction of the growth of the March girls into women is quite modern and feminist in many ways. Sure, there's the inevitable marriages and children, and if it was written today perhaps Jo would have a different fate. But the marriages are shown to be a partnership of equals, and the children come along not to add meaning to the women's lives, but almost as a result of adulthood.

The religious and moral tones are not as heavy-handed as you would expect in a book of this generation, written for the audience it was, and what moral instruction is there continues to ring true for the most part. The March women are not advised to become a domestic servant, nor are they shown to be incomplete without men, for the most part.

I love this book so much submitted by irksit on July 8, 2018, 10:41pm This book practically introduced me to feminism. It is my second favorite book of all time, after Pride and Prejudice.

Little Women submitted by maria.wyche on July 24, 2018, 5:32pm
Little women is one of my personal favorites. This book is not for everyone as it is very long and gets tedious in places. This book features four sisters. The eldest is named Meg and is very motherly. The second eldest is named Jo and is boyish. The third eldest is named Beth and is gentle and quiet. The youngest is named is named Amy and is artistic and enjoys putting on airs. It all together is a very enjoyable book and I hope you read it and enjoy it as much as I do.

little women submitted by sandri on August 8, 2018, 7:01pm this was an awesome book. I loved it. the connection that the sisters had between each other was kind and they looked out for one another.

Little women submitted by bf on January 11, 2019, 5:14pm You will feel like you are right there with the March family and especially Jo. The writing is vivid and not boring. Something new is always happening and you feel like you are part of it. Just try a few chapters and see how you like it. You may want to keep reading.

Little Women submitted by rekha on June 18, 2019, 9:41am Shows independent women. Shows Family taking care of each other

Classic submitted by TLW1998 on July 27, 2019, 12:05am Great book about sisterhood

Little Women submitted by Varshini on July 30, 2019, 11:06am Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg are all wonderful characters. Little Women is a great classic that teaches great lessons. Everyone can learn something! 5/5 stars.

Loved It submitted by cindygeer on July 5, 2020, 1:53pm Loved reading this classic. Made sure to read it before watching the movie.

A favorite submitted by jaromatorio on July 24, 2020, 11:28am I can absolutely understand why this book is a classic!! You can’t help but come to love the March family and their circle like they’re your own, and even though I’ve never met a real life family as moral, cohesive, and charming as this crew, I really felt by the end of the book that I was friends with each and every one of them.

Of course there are plenty of aspects of “Little Women” that feel a bit antiquated in this day and age, but I’d say that (for 1868!) Louisa May Alcott was really pretty progressive. “Little Women” manages to pass the Bechdel Test with flying colors—which can’t be said for many works of fiction from the nineteenth century—and, though it centers on the domestic lives of the March women, it really paints a fuller picture of the protagonists’ personalities, fears, and dreams than most of its contemporaries.

If you haven’t read “Little Women” I’d absolutely recommend that you pick it up!

Upon rereading, I find many things wrong with this book submitted by zixyxuan on August 13, 2020, 9:25am I remember enjoying this book when I read it at the age of ten. Now rereading it in 2020 thanks to the Little Women movie, I started to realize all the problems with this book. For example, it really annoyed me how perfect all of the girls were throughout the story. They literally never make any mistakes. And even when they do, they receive a nice sermon from their mother about women needing to control their anger to faithfully serve their husbands (honestly, this was so infuriating in Meg's case with John) and how they should appreciate being poor. Jo March was the only decent character that was progressive for the time period and made this book better than 2-stars. I am having a hard time understanding why people enjoy reading this.

Overall rating: 2.5 / 5 Stars

Beautiful submitted by Nay7 on August 15, 2020, 1:51am I loved everything about it

Little Women submitted by jhaberich on June 17, 2021, 8:02am This is kind of an older book. You wouldn't normally find this in the "currently popular" section at a book store. However, it is a bit of a change of pace for me from what I normally read. I think it is definitely worth giving a try. Read past the first couple of pages and give this book a chance, and you might end up enjoying it.

Little Women submitted by angie. on July 21, 2021, 7:53pm And old read, but a classic. You'll not want to put this book down!

Cover image for Little women

SERIES
Oxford children's classics


PUBLISHED
various publishers, various.
Year Published: 1868
Description: various pages ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 1300

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780192720016
0192720015
0141192410
0393976149
0689835310
9780316489270 (2018 ed.)
9780147514011

SUBJECTS
March family (Fictitious characters)
Family life -- New England -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
New England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.