Little Men

Little Men

Book - 1964
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Publisher: London : Dent ; New York : Dutton, 1964
Characteristics: 335 p. ill. 22 cm

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julia_sedai
Mar 23, 2014

It's really great to continue reading the story of Jo and Professor Bhaer in this book. Even though it focuses on the boys they teach and take care of, it's easy to see their characters shine through. The boys (and girls) get in a lot of trouble, but ultimately try and fix their mistakes and learn to be moral people. One thing that the afterword noted which I found interesting is that there is no villain in this book, even though it is a children's book (the writer compared it to Harry Potter, LOTR and others where there is a prominent villain). Alcott shows that the evil is inside of people when they choose to act on it, rather than on good. Jo and Professor Bhaer teach this to the children and try to show them that acting good is always better in the end. It's a good moral book for children, teenagers, and adults alike.

mrsgail5756 Dec 30, 2013

A very good book. Not to be missed.

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NovelSally
Apr 14, 2013

Such a sweet and timeless book. The lessons and setting are a wonderful, relaxing experience.

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JJMCLENNAN
Nov 18, 2012

After reading Louisa M. Alcott's biography in the 'Childhood of Famous Americans' series I couldn't resist reading this, no matter how much I usually hate reading old-fashioned stories. This is the best book I've ever read, old-fashioned or not, I loved it.

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