Little Women

An immediate bestseller, “Little Women” was published in two parts: one in 1868, and one in 1869. This coming-of-age story of the four March sisters became author Louisa May Alcott’s most noted work. Today it is still celebrated as one of the best-loved classics for children. This reading set includes passages from the some of the chapters of the book.

The Laurence Boy

Little Women is the story of four sisters; Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March; during the Civil War. While once the March family had a good deal of money, the family has fallen onto hard times. The wealthy Mr. Laurence and his grandson live next door to the March family.…

Experiments

Little Women is about the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They are growing up during the American Civil War, and their father is with the Union Army. The family has fallen on hard times, and the two oldest girls, Meg and Jo, have gone to work to earn…

Amy’s Valley Of Humiliation

The novel Little Women is about the March sisters growing up during the Civil War. This passage is about Amy, the youngest sister. At Amy’s school, the latest fad, or popular thing, is a treat called pickled limes. The girls in the class often share this treat with their friends.…

Jo Meets Apollyon

Little Women is the story of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. In this passage, Jo is angry with her little sister Amy. Amy burned the book Jo was writing because Jo wouldn’t allow Amy to go with her to the theater. Now Jo has gone skating with…

Secrets

Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up during the Civil War. Each March sister has a distinct personality. Meg, the oldest, is dignified and proper. Jo, next in age, is energetic and wants to be a writer. Beth is shy and quiet and loves music. Amy, the…

Meg Goes To Vanity Fair

Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in the late 1860s. It’s the story of  the four March sisters growing up during the American Civil War. Their names are Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Their once prosperous family has lost most of their money, and Mr. March is serving in the…

Beth Finds The Palace Beautiful

Little Women is the story of the four March sisters growing up during the U.S. Civil War. Meg, Jo, and Amy are outgoing; Beth is quiet and shy, but she loves music. In this passage, the girls have become friends with Laurie, the boy who lives next door. Laurie lives…

Being Neighborly

Little Women is the story of the four March sisters growing up during the American Civil War. The girls have made a friend of the boy next door named Laurie Laurence. Laurie lives with his wealthy grandfather, Mr. Laurence. In this passage,  Jo, one of the sisters, visits Laurie who…

A Telegram

Louisa May Alcott published Little Women in 1868-1869. It tells the story of the March family: Father, Marmee, and their four daughters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They live in Massachusetts during the Civil War. Father, a once wealthy man, has lost his fortune. His family tries to manage while…

Camp Laurence

Little Women is about the adventures of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The sisters are growing up during the American Civil War. In this passage, the sisters have been invited by the boy next door, Laurie, to an afternoon party of lunch and croquet. He has…