Little Women

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1242 Title: Little Women Number of Pages: 562 Original Copyright Date: 1868 Date Completed: February 23, 2000 Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Plot Summary: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the March sisters. Their father is off to war and they rely on their mother, Marmee, to see them through the hard times of the Civil War. In the first part of this book the reader is introduced to the characters. Meg is the sensible one, Jo is the tomboy , Beth is the sweet one, and Amy is the artistic and feminine one. The girls are all generous and even give their own Christmas dinner to a poor family. Meg has her first dance and brings Jo along. At the dance we meet Laurie, the mysterious grandson of the Old Mr. Laurence living next-door. His real name it Theodore, but he prefers Laurie because he was teased in school by the girls. The girls all spend a lot of time at the Laurences home, all excepting Beth. Because she is afraid of Old Mr. Laurence, she stays away. Mr. Laurence asks if he could have Beth over to play for him. When she does, it creates a lasting bond between them. Old Mr. Laurence loves her playing so much that he gives her a small piano that had belonged to his deceased granddaughter. The girls have a secret club called the Pickwick Club in which each of the girls undertakes a separate identity. Amy is punished at school for having pickled limes in the classroom and Marmee decides to school her at home. One night Laurie invites the older girls to come see a play at his house and Amy wants to come along. Jo puts her off and leaves with an attitude. When Jo returns, her precious diary has been burned
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