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In a specially adapted version for young readers by Lucia Monfried Little Women is the lively and warm story of the MArch sisters...Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when beloved Mother must leave to nurse Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a In a specially adapted version for young readers by Lucia Monfried Little Women is the lively and warm story of the MArch sisters...Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when beloved Mother must leave to nurse Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a broken heart, a trip to Europe—and the girls are young women. This book shows vividly the joys of growing up in a loving family. Cover illustration by Al Leiner. -from the back cover


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In a specially adapted version for young readers by Lucia Monfried Little Women is the lively and warm story of the MArch sisters...Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when beloved Mother must leave to nurse Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a In a specially adapted version for young readers by Lucia Monfried Little Women is the lively and warm story of the MArch sisters...Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when beloved Mother must leave to nurse Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a broken heart, a trip to Europe—and the girls are young women. This book shows vividly the joys of growing up in a loving family. Cover illustration by Al Leiner. -from the back cover

30 review for Little Women (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Beautiful classic. My daughter and I took turns reading it aloud over our Christmas break. We both agree Jo was our favorite character. Now we want to see the movie together.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Deedeebear3

    this is a good book I gave it 3 stars cause it was abridged and there were to many time gaps.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Lil' Chip

    We read this together for school. I wish we didn't pick an abridged version because a lot of it was choppy and out of the blue but still a good book!

  4. 4 out of 5

    melita

    this was probably my favorite book until I read To Kill A Mockingbird...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Perkins

    I read this yesterday in an attempt to learn about 19th century speech for my own book. It didn't help much. ;) But I'm still glad I read it. Considering some of the heavy events that happen within the novel, it's actually a surprisingly light read. You won't find an exciting, riveting conflict in this novel, rather, you're treated to smaller events woven throughout a sweet coming of age tale. (view spoiler)[ A beloved character dies, but somehow Louise Alcott treats the subject matter in such a I read this yesterday in an attempt to learn about 19th century speech for my own book. It didn't help much. ;) But I'm still glad I read it. Considering some of the heavy events that happen within the novel, it's actually a surprisingly light read. You won't find an exciting, riveting conflict in this novel, rather, you're treated to smaller events woven throughout a sweet coming of age tale. (view spoiler)[ A beloved character dies, but somehow Louise Alcott treats the subject matter in such a way where it's not overly depressing for the reader. (hide spoiler)] My one complaint is with four main characters, the narration was never able to spend enough time on any one of them. Thus I never felt emotionally invested in any of the sisters. I also don't care for omniscient narration. It makes the reader's relationship with each character feel less personal. I wish Alcott had chosen to go with a limited narrator and followed Jo's thoughts/internal struggles so I could have felt more connected to at least one of the sisters. I loved the warmth within the March family. All four sisters were flawed, but their love for each other was unconditional. Okay, I'm off to read Little House on the Prairie now. Alcott's got me on a classic children's lit kick.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    Since this is bridged, it made this a little choppy and made it feel like each sentence was a whole paragraph.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I really enjoyed reading this adaptation of Little Women. It gave me an idea of what the story would be like and I look forward to reading the full-length version once I can find my copy of it (I think it's packed away in a box somewhere). For younger readers, this is a good introduction to the story. The pictures that are scattered through it are well-done in a sort of coloring book style. A creative young person might even enjoy coloring them as they read the story. I really enjoyed reading this adaptation of Little Women. It gave me an idea of what the story would be like and I look forward to reading the full-length version once I can find my copy of it (I think it's packed away in a box somewhere). For younger readers, this is a good introduction to the story. The pictures that are scattered through it are well-done in a sort of coloring book style. A creative young person might even enjoy coloring them as they read the story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Powers

    It's abridged, and I don't do abridged. It does capture the spirit of the story, though, so I guess you could say the editors did what they set out to.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aisha

    I think twas too fast like the story kept leaping but then again it is meant for kids. am sure would not feel same about the full book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    It had its moments, but, overall, it felt dull and disjointed. Hopefully the original classic is better than this.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cat Carstairs

    ~3.5 out of 5 stars~ This may come as a surprise to those who know me, but this is my first encounter with anything Little Women related. I know this isn't the original version (I think it's meant for younger readers because of the easy writing and pictures) but again, it was the only version I had. I do wish now that I had read the original instead because the story came across, but not how I wanted it to. Never have I read or watched anything to do with Little Women before this. I dove ri ~3.5 out of 5 stars~ This may come as a surprise to those who know me, but this is my first encounter with anything Little Women related. I know this isn't the original version (I think it's meant for younger readers because of the easy writing and pictures) but again, it was the only version I had. I do wish now that I had read the original instead because the story came across, but not how I wanted it to. Never have I read or watched anything to do with Little Women before this. I dove right in without any thought. Reading this copy of the book did get me interested in the story of the March sisters and their life adventures, but I wanted more complexity and feeling out of it. That's not to say I didn't wholly relate to Jo. She was the one sister that I liked more than the rest because, like me, she loved reading and writing and didn't fit in to what society wanted. I did like Beth as well, but only because of our shared love for playing piano. Finishing this book made me really want to get the whole experience out of it by reading the original. Though if I have strong opinions about some of the things in this version, I may become a mess of feelings if I do. For example, (view spoiler)[ is anyone else really triggered by the fact that Jo didn't end up with Laurie? They BELONG TOGETHER!!! Personally, Amy and Laurie were not a match. Jo and Fredrich Bhaer didn't have much of a chemistry either. Bhaer and Amy should've wound up together. (hide spoiler)] And the part when (view spoiler)[ Beth died should've been more deep and heart-tugging, when it was almost bittersweet. I can't believe she ended up dying though! That's depressing. (hide spoiler)] Reading this made me excited to see the new movie adaptation coming out this month. The trailer looks amazing, and I know all the drama and life experiences will feel more real. Saoirse Ronan was a great choice for Jo, and Timothée Chalamet with his perfectly tousled hair is too cute not to be Laurie. Is it wrong to hope that the movie adaptation will let them be together?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kristi Drillien

    (4.5 / 5) I knew the story fairly well already, having seen the 1994 movie adaptation, though I've never read the original book (yet). My daughter was new to the story though, and overall, she really enjoyed it. The rating reflects how much she liked it, and the missing half a star was because she was super disappointed that (view spoiler)[Jo and Laurie didn't end up together (hide spoiler)] . Though I worried that much of what I was reading to her was going to go above her head, even with the adap (4.5 / 5) I knew the story fairly well already, having seen the 1994 movie adaptation, though I've never read the original book (yet). My daughter was new to the story though, and overall, she really enjoyed it. The rating reflects how much she liked it, and the missing half a star was because she was super disappointed that (view spoiler)[Jo and Laurie didn't end up together (hide spoiler)] . Though I worried that much of what I was reading to her was going to go above her head, even with the adaptation, she was able to understand most of it as we went. Or if she didn't understand something, she didn't really realize that she didn't. Now and then I'd stop and explain something that I thought she might not get (usually because of vernacular that is not in use these days) or that she questioned as we went. I would recommend this book for children around 8-12, with the extra note that with younger kids, it might be helpful (and enjoyable) to read it with a parent or older sibling/friend.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Wickham

    I only gave this 3 stars because it is a very abridged edition and I don't like to read abridged versions of books. Although, this time it was appropriate as Arely and I were reading it together and she is not quite ready for the full blown version in terms of the complicated vocabulary. Grandma gave her this book for Christmas and she was excited to read it. Of course, I have read "Little Women" several times and it is a timeless story that is well known and definitely worth reading. The best p I only gave this 3 stars because it is a very abridged edition and I don't like to read abridged versions of books. Although, this time it was appropriate as Arely and I were reading it together and she is not quite ready for the full blown version in terms of the complicated vocabulary. Grandma gave her this book for Christmas and she was excited to read it. Of course, I have read "Little Women" several times and it is a timeless story that is well known and definitely worth reading. The best part about reading this book was that Arely looked forward to reading it every day and at the end she said, "Best book ever!" That thrilled my heart to hear her say that about a book. I told her that she has so much to look forward to if she loves books.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Toni NB

    I read this years ago and loved it so much then. I admired and looked up to Jo, so much so that I wanted to grow up and be like her, a writer. Recently I came across an old paperback copy of the classic by Moby Books, an illustrated edition, no more than 5 inches tall. It's the sweetest copy with the text on the left and marvelous illustrations on the right, page after page! I would have loved reading this book when I was younger and the illustrations make it even better. I want to take my color I read this years ago and loved it so much then. I admired and looked up to Jo, so much so that I wanted to grow up and be like her, a writer. Recently I came across an old paperback copy of the classic by Moby Books, an illustrated edition, no more than 5 inches tall. It's the sweetest copy with the text on the left and marvelous illustrations on the right, page after page! I would have loved reading this book when I was younger and the illustrations make it even better. I want to take my colored pencils (a la Amy ?) and color them all.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I've had this copy since I was a child and decided to read it again before the movie comes out. Although the story itself is very simple and choppy, as it is an abridged version for children, it was a great refresher for me! It was really nostalgic too. I remember the illustrations from when I was a kid and remember crying when reading about Beth's death. I'll have to go back and read the full version again soon but this was the perfect quick read before I see the movie!

  16. 5 out of 5

    girly books

    I absolutely loved this book so much it was a reread but I love it so much I have not read this in a while it is my favorite book of all times but I do love the original one better I just love the series so much! I cried a lot, laughed a lot, and smiled a lot. If you have never heard of it where have you been read it now it brings back so many memories which make me sad.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Hurwitch

    I read this book in my childhood, and I decided to read it again on Christmas this year. While it may have started out as a way to get read to see the movie, I thoroughly enjoyed this re-read. Very quick (I finished in the same evening), but chock full of meaning and symbolism. It took everything in me not to give it the 'AP Lit' treatment and sticky-note it up.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Palak

    What a pleasant, adapted version! I have not read the original, but Lucia Monfried does a very good job of making this an understandable read for young readers. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, and this was a quick way to do that. Really love the story amongst the 4 sisters, and I’m looking forward to see how the movie will pan out!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sage

    Delightful — I recorded myself reading this aloud chapter by chapter for my Read Ahead mentee! We were just starting to read the unabridged version when the program was shut down, so I decided to send her these :) I forgot how much I loved this book growing up, and now I really want to read Little Men and Jo’s Boys again!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nichole Ostrander

    These illustrated classics are great for small readers wanting to read some of the bigger stories. While I have noticed that they skip a chapter or two for the most part they keep the essence of the story. Little women was very bitter sweet to read as an adult, but sparked the interest of the book and film for some of my children.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Theredheaded_Bibliomaniac

    I liked it...i was in school when I read this one.. Even thought it was abridged version I loved it. It's very well written. Along with the sisters we a also face all that and enjoy when the time comes. I am gonna read the unabridged soon. Also the movie is gonna be out this year... So excited.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    I need to read the original version. This is very light and I'm sure the original is more involved. Also this version is heavily illustrated. I wanted to read Little Women before I see the latest movie.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hanna

    A good interpretation for kids, and it brings back memories. The pictures are rough, but I remember them fondly. I missed this.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aki

    I really enjoy reading this Book

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elena ( The Queen Reads )

    Randomly picked this one from my shelf and I loved it. I love how each sister was given a chance to shine on their own and how they coped up with life's challenges.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ava A.

    This book wasn't very descriptive and it didn't really suck me in, but it was okay I guess.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    Endearing family story. Thankful for the audible version because some of the phrases would have gone over my head without hearing them. Lovely classic. Glad I finally crossed one off the list!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

    3.5 stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tori Darland

    The book was so good!!! I recommend it if you have seen the movie.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    This is an abridged version, so it's choppy. It's still a pretty good book and a fast read.

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