Little Women
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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott
Book #1 in the Little Women Series
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11 - 16
Reading age
816
Page count
750L
Lexile measure
Aug 28, 2014
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Little Women was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume (entitled Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although this name derived from the publisher and not from Alcott). It was also successful. The two volumes were issued in 1880 in a single work entitled Little Women. Alcott also wrote two sequels to her popular work, both of which also featured the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo’s Boys (1886). Although Little Women was a novel for girls, it differed notably from the current writings for children, especially girls. The novel addressed three major themes: “domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine’s individual identity.”

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Book Details

ISBN
9780147514011
Publication Date
August 28, 2014
Publisher
Puffin Books
Original Publication Date
May 3, 1900
Page Count
816
Audience
Young Adult
Reading Age
11 - 16 years
Lexile® Level
750L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~R
ATOS® Book Level
3.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
2
Accelerated Reader Quiz
83446
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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