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A charming tale of childhood, following Little Women’s Jo as she runs Plumfield school

‘We always allow one pillow-fight Saturday night’
Did you ever wonder what happened to Jo March from Little Women? She grew up, of course, and followed her dream to become a writer. In addition, she opened a school, home to her two children and twelve other boys. There’s accident-prone Tommy, bookish Demi, and greedy Stuffy. Into this large, unusual family arrives Nat – a skinny, nervous orphan boy with no schooling, just a fearless talent for the violin. Amid all the scrapes and japes of twelve rambunctious boys, can little Nat find his place at Plumfield?

Includes exclusive material: In the 'Backstory' you can find out what inspired the author and test your knowledge of Jo’s enormous family...

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Reviews

Louisa May Alcott is the only author who remains both popular and literary today… Little Women was widely read, but its sequel Little Men even more so, perhaps because it was checked out by boys, too.

New York Times

Six generations of readers have found in the story of the March family universal truths about girls, families and growing up

Guardian

The best boys - in the literary sense - that we have ever come across

Spectator

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  • Paperback

    9781784870263

    September 1, 2015

    Vintage Children's Classics

    480 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141366081

    August 17, 2015

    Puffin

    448 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780451532237

    January 30, 2013

    Signet

    368 pages

    RRP $9.99

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  • Little Men
    Louisa May Alcott

    Hardback

    9781857159400

    October 27, 1995

    Childrens Classics

    400 pages

    RRP $27.99

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