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Little Men

Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 (Paperback - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Little Men
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At Plumfield, an experimental school for boys, the little scholars can do very much as they please, even slide down banisters. For this is what writer Jo Bhaer, once Jo March of Little Women, always wanted: a house “swarming with boys…in all stages of…effervescence.” At the end of Little Women, Jo inherited the Plumfield estate from her diamond-in-the-rough Aunt March. Now she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, provide their irrepressible charges with a very different sort of education—and much love. In fact, Jo confesses, she hardly knows “which I like best, writing or boys.” Here is the story of the ragged orphan Nat, spoiled Stuffy, wild Dan, and all the other lively inhabitants of Plumfield, whose adventures have captivated generations of readers.


Authors: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
Statement of Responsibility: Louisa May Alcott ; with a new introduction by John Matteson ; and an afterword by J.T. Barbarese
Title: Little men
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, [2012]
Characteristics: xviii, 350 p. ; 18 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-350)
Subject Headings: New England History 19th century Fiction Families New England Fiction Schools Fiction Boarding schools Fiction March family (Fictitious characters) Fiction
Topical Term: Families
Schools
Boarding schools
March family (Fictitious characters)
ISBN: 0451532236
9780451532237
Branch Call Number: FIC A
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Mar 23, 2014
  • julia_sedai rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's really great to continue reading the story of Jo and Professor Bhaer in this book. Even though it focuses on the boys they teach and take care of, it's easy to see their characters shine through. The boys (and girls) get in a lot of trouble, but ultimately try and fix their mistakes and learn to be moral people. One thing that the afterword noted which I found interesting is that there is no villain in this book, even though it is a children's book (the writer compared it to Harry Potter, LOTR and others where there is a prominent villain). Alcott shows that the evil is inside of people when they choose to act on it, rather than on good. Jo and Professor Bhaer teach this to the children and try to show them that acting good is always better in the end. It's a good moral book for children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Apr 14, 2013
  • NovelSally rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Such a sweet and timeless book. The lessons and setting are a wonderful, relaxing experience.

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