A Little Princess

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A Little Princess

Author: ,

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528790383

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 206

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Book Summary: Sara Crewe is a highly intelligent pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. After the death of her doting father, she is left penniless and is forced to work as a servant in utterly demeaning conditions. However, ingenious resourcefulness and unwavering optimism in the face of despair work together to change her fortunes for the better. "A Little Princess" is a timeless and much-loved tale not to be missed by fans and collectors of classic children's literature. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was a British-American playwright and author most famous for her children novel “The Secret Garden” (1911). Other notable works by this author include: “Queen Silver-Bell” (1906), “Racketty-Packetty House” (1906), and “The Shuttle” (1907). Read & Co. is republishing this classic children's novel in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.


Little Women

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Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681959801

Genre: Fiction

Page: 511

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Book Summary: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Little Women is a children’s classic novel that still enthralls adult audiences. Telling the story of the March families trials and triumphs, Little Women is a story of love, friendship and family.


Little Women

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Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704733

Genre: Fiction

Page: 560

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Book Summary: A beautiful new Deluxe Edition of Alcott's beloved novel, with a foreword by National Book Award-winning author and musician Patti Smith. Nominated as one of America’s most-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and artistic Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother Marmee enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published in 1868 and has been adored for generations.


Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593113187

Genre: Cooking

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart! Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From maple glazed scones and delicate sugar and spice cake, to berry tartlets and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book! Book includes full, unabridged text of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, interspersed with recipes, food photography, and special food artwork.


Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9176393658

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

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Book Summary: Anne of Green Gables is a children’s classic by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery and recently adapted by Netflix in the hit series Anne with an E. 11-year-old Anne is mistakenly sent away from her orphanage to live on Prince Edward Island with brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who need help on their farm. Wild and imaginative Anne learns to find her place in the little town of Avonlea, makes friends, and strives to be the best in school. A children and adults' favourite Anne's tale of is one of love, individuality, and (mis)adventures. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author. She is most famous for her novel ́Anne of Green Gables ́ that was an instant hit and became a series that is still enjoyed by children and parents the world over. She grew up on Prince Edward Island and was raised by her grandparents after her mother's early death. Much like her most famous character, Anne, Montgomery had a lonely childhood for which she found relief in the beautiful nature of Prince Edward and in her fierce imagination, which she very early on turned into writing. She ́s a canon of Canadian and children ́s literature with over twenty novels, and hundreds of short-stories, poems, and essays to her name.


Heidi

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Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142949

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Book Summary: Beloved classic about the effervescent, nature-loving Swiss miss who ultimately transforms the lives of many people — among them Clara, a handicapped young lady, and Heidi's embittered, reclusive grandfather.


Jo & Laurie

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Jo & Laurie

Author: Margaret Stohl,Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1984812025

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz bring us a romantic retelling of Little Women starring Jo March and her best friend, the boy next door, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence. 1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a bestseller, and her publisher and fans demand a sequel. While pressured into coming up with a story, she goes to New York with her dear friend Laurie for a week of inspiration--museums, operas, and even a once-in-a-lifetime reading by Charles Dickens himself! But Laurie has romance on his mind, and despite her growing feelings, Jo's desire to remain independent leads her to turn down his heartfelt marriage proposal and sends the poor boy off to college heartbroken. When Laurie returns to Concord with a sophisticated new girlfriend, will Jo finally communicate her true heart's desire or lose the love of her life forever?


Heidi

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Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1838578021

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Heidi loves her simple life on the mountains, and she is heartbroken when she is taken to live in the city. She soon makes new friends, but she misses her grandfather, the goats, and her friend Peter. Will Heidi ever be allowed to return home? This charming tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers aged 4+.


Little Women

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Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683357590

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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Book Summary: Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation--in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film! Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Lousia May’s Alcott’s classic tale as well as a must-have keepsake for fans of the film.


Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

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Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

Author: Gina McIntyre

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683357604

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Go behind-the-scenes with the March sisters in this official companion to the major motion picture adaptation of Little Women, written and directed by Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic comes to life in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film, and this stunning guide details the making of the major motion picture, with an all-star cast featuring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson. Learn about the history that led to Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel and the modern vision that brought these cherished characters to life for a new generation. Take a look at how the film was made in an insider’s guide packed with cast and crew interviews, photos of the real-life locations that were transformed into iconic sets for the film, and recipes that bring the flavors of 19th century New England to life. Featuring lavish full color photos of the set, actors perfecting their craft, detailed images of key props, and more, this companion is a must-have both for fans of the film and Alcott’s original masterpiece.


Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction

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Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction

Author: Christine Bayles Kortsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317148002

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Book Summary: In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing. Even as the Education Acts of 1870, 1880, and 1891 extended the privilege of print literacy to greater numbers of the populace, stitching samplers continued to be a way of acculturating girls in both print literacy and what Kortsch terms "dress culture." Kortsch explores nineteenth-century women's education, sewing and needlework, mainstream fashion, alternative dress movements, working-class labor in the textile industry, and forms of social activism, showing how dual literacy in dress and print cultures linked women writers with their readers. Focusing on Victorian novels written between 1870 and 1900, Kortsch examines fiction by writers such as Olive Schreiner, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Margaret Oliphant, Sarah Grand, and Gertrude Dix, with attention to influential predecessors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. Periodicals, with their juxtaposition of journalism, fiction, and articles on dress and sewing are particularly fertile sites for exploring the close linkages between print and dress cultures. Informed by her examinations of costume collections in British and American museums, Kortsch's book broadens our view of New Woman fiction and its relationship both to dress culture and to contemporary women's fiction.


Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920

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Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920

Author: Frank Q. Christianson,Leslee Thorne-Murphy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253029880

Genre: History

Page: 266

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Book Summary: From the mid-19th century until the rise of the modern welfare state in the early 20th century, Anglo-American philanthropic giving gained an unprecedented measure of cultural authority as it changed in kind and degree. Civil society took on the responsibility for confronting the adverse effects of industrialism, and transnational discussions of poverty, urbanization, women's work, and sympathy provided a means of understanding and debating social reform. While philanthropic institutions left a transactional record of money and materials, philanthropic discourse yielded a rich corpus of writing that represented, rationalized, and shaped these rapidly industrializing societies, drawing on and informing other modernizing discourses including religion, economics, and social science. Showing the fundamentally transatlantic nature of this discourse from 1850 to 1920, the authors gather a wide variety of literary sources that crossed national and colonial borders within the Anglo-American range of influence. Through manifestos, fundraising tracts, novels, letters, and pamphlets, they piece together the intellectual world where philanthropists reasoned through their efforts and redefined the public sector.


LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

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LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

Author: Janice M. Alberghene,Beverly Lyon Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135593183

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Book Summary: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Children's Literature in Primary Schools

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Children's Literature in Primary Schools

Author: David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473993954

Genre: Education

Page: 256

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Book Summary: How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors


Louisa May Alcott and the Textual Child

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Louisa May Alcott and the Textual Child

Author: Kristina West

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303039025X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Book Summary: This book examines constructions of childhood in the works of Louisa May Alcott. While Little Women continues to gain popular and critical attention, Alcott’s wider works for children have largely been consigned to history. This book therefore investigates Alcott’s lesser-known children’s texts to reconsider critical assumptions about childhood in her works and in literature more widely. Kristina West investigates the trend towards reading Alcott’s life into her works; readings of gender and sexuality, race, disability, and class; the sentimental domestic; portrayals of Transcendentalism and American education; and adaptations of these works. Analyzing Alcott as a writer for twenty-first-century children, West considers Alcott’s place in the children’s canon and how new media and fan fiction impact readings of her works today.


British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Author: Owen Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074862872X

Genre: History

Page: 752

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Book Summary: What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.


What Katy Did at School

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What Katy Did at School

Author: Susan Coolidge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937572

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Dr Carr's mind is firmly made up. Katy and her little sister Clover are to spend a whole year away at boarding school. A strange place, far from home, but on arrival the girls have an inkling that it might turn out to be rather different from their expectations. One thing is for sure, it certainly isn't going to be dull with a girl like Rose Red as an ally.


Reading in the Dark

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Reading in the Dark

Author: Jessica R. McCort

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 149680645X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. It is even more crucial now to understand the methods by which such texts have traditionally operated and how those methods have been challenged, abandoned, and appropriated. Reading in the Dark fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often-neglected genre. These scholars explore the intersection between horror, popular culture, and children's cultural productions, including picture books, fairy tales, young adult literature, television, and monster movies. Reading in the Dark looks at horror texts for children with deserved respect, weighing the multitude of benefits they can provide for young readers and viewers. Refusing to write off the horror genre as campy, trite, or deforming, these essays instead recognize many of the texts and films categorized as "scary" as among those most widely consumed by children and young adults. In addition, scholars consider how adult horror has been domesticated by children's literature and culture, with authors and screenwriters turning that which was once horrifying into safe, funny, and delightful books and films. Scholars likewise examine the impetus behind such re-envisioning of the adult horror novel or film as something appropriate for the young. The collection investigates both the constructive and the troublesome aspects of scary books, movies, and television shows targeted toward children and young adults. It considers the complex mechanisms by which these texts communicate overt messages and hidden agendas, and it treats as well the readers' experiences of such mechanisms.


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Author: Kate Wiggin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936835

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall leaves Sunnybrook Farm to go and live with her aunts, Miranda and Jane, in Riverboro neither she nor her aunts know quite what to expect. And with Rebecca around it's usually the unexpected that happens anyway. In fact it is this gift for the unexpected that means that life is never quite the same again for anyone with whom she comes into contact. This classic story of a young girl growing up in the American state of Maine at the end of the l9th century follows Rebecca's life, education and escapades through the next seven years until the day, as the new mistress of her aunts' old brick house, she begins her adult life.


Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott

Author: Harriet Reisen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429928816

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Book Summary: PBS and HBO documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Louisa May Alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. “At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Year A fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.