Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott


Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott


Written by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Illustrated by Bethanne Anderson


Henry Holt,  2009, 40 pp., $17.00

ISBN: 9780805081923    (Ages 9-12)

Rating: HR                 Genre: Biography


This story is a biographical sketch of Louisa May Alcott, a well-known writer of the classic book Little Women. Though Louisa May came from a poor home, Alcott and her sisters were constantly encouraged by their parents, Bronson and Abigail Alcott, to think freely and independently. Constant encouragement from her family and a desire to make more money for her family led to the start of Louisa May Alcott’s writing career. Through this detailed biography, readers are able to catch the true essence of Louisa May Alcott’s life and her impact on literature. (Trade Book)


Reviewer: Lindsey Walker

                 Pre-Service Teacher

                 Secondary Education, English


Suggest Themes: Perseverance, Hard-Work