A Merry Christmas
by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women
Chapter Two passage: Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” shortly after the Civil War in 1868 and 1869. It is her most notable work and has been loved by children for generations. In this passage, the four March sisters learn about the true meaning of Christmas. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the details of the story, the theme, the language, and make an inference on some of the implied descriptions.