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