Castles in the Air
by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women
Chapter Thirteen passage: Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" was published right after the Civil War. This coming-of-age story of the four March sisters has been a well-loved classic ever since. In this passage, Laurie, the boy next door, is bored until he sees the sisters go off for a picnic. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the actions and the language.