Meet the March sisters: good-natured Meg is the eldest. Then there’s Jo whose tomboyish foibles and wild stories cause the family no end of amusement. Next is Beth, who is gentle and kind to everybody. And last is Amy, the spirited baby of the family. With Mr. March away at war, the girls try their best to act like little women. But they can never keep out of mischief for long.
The March girls charm Laurie, the rich boy next door, who becomes like a brother to them. The book follows the five of them through dreams and disappointments, the return of Mr. March from the war, and a terrible tragedy that changes all of their lives.
Little Women, with its lively, three-dimensional characters, is as delightful today as it was a century ago.
Original author: Louisa May Alcott
Retold by author: Noe Venable
Guided Reading Level: M
Lexile Level: 380