Coupon
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott, Fiction, Family, Classics
by Louisa May Alcott


Overview - Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $25.95
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 7 copies from $11.99
 
 
 
 

More About Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott, Fiction, Family, Classics by Louisa May Alcott
 
 
 
Overview
Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Eight Cousins (1875) is a happy story about a sad girl, thirteen-year-old Rose Campbell. Orphaned and weak, Rose is on the verge of tears in the book's first glimpse. She is a "low-spirited butterfly," as author Louisa May Alcott describes her. But Rose has big surprises coming -- for one, the appearance of her seven boy cousins of "all ages, all sizes." Another is the supposed boy-hater's discovery of how much she likes this "flock of tall lads," and even their bagpipes. The arrival of Rose's unconventional guardian, Uncle Alec, sets the stage for a summer of fun and learning. Alcott hides the book's lessons is a whirl of big-family commotion, but she is ever the moralist. Eight Cousins teaches Rose (and Alcott's readers) to eat right, exercise, and be ready to sacrifice for the sake of friendship. Rose's birthday signals a new beginning for the once-pensive little girl -- and one more surprise: that Rose might feel more than friendship for one boy in particular. Rose must define for herself her role as the only woman of her generation in her family and as an heiress in Boston's elite society. Rose in Bloom is Alcott's sequel to Eight Cousins.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781606647615
  • ISBN-10: 160664761X
  • Publisher: Aegypan
  • Publish Date: July 2008
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Classics
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews