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Little Women - Kid Classics

The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Kid Classic #6)

Book #6 of Kid Classics
Edited by Jeremy Hauck / Illustrated by Maïté Schmitt
Published by Whalen Book Works
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Little Women tells the story of the four March sisters and their mother struggling to live on limited means against the backdrop of the Civil War.

One-hundred-and-fifty years since it was published, Little Women still shows girls how to push gender boundaries and be true to themselves! Taking place during the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott’s renowned American novel finds the four March sisters—conventional Meg, unconventional Jo, shy Beth, and artistic Amy—and their mother, Marmee, home at Christmas, 1862, struggling with how to make ends meet while exercising their New England values of charity, honesty, and thrift. The sisters’ father, having lost his money in a bad loan, is away volunteering as a chaplain for the Union Army. Understood to be a semi-autobiographical novel, Alcott’s stand-in, Jo, finds her way as a writer and as a young woman in a society that expects women and girls to play specific roles. And through the short span of years that the novel encompasses, the sisters and their mother—wise, unselfish Marmee—stick together and help each other through setbacks and celebrate each other’s successes. 

About The Author

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist who worked as a seamstress, teacher, and anonymous writer of thriller stories to support her less-than-well-off family until the publication of Little Women, in two parts in 1868 and 1869, brought her instant and lasting fame and financial security. Raised in the household of Transcendentalist Bronson Alcott, Louisa May was familiar with some of the greatest American writers of all time—Hawthorne, Thoreau, etc.—and forged her own immensely successful career as a novelist.

About The Illustrator

Maïté Schmitt was born in a little town near Strasbourg in France, close to the German border. Her love of old animation movies inspired her to study illustration and animation. She has illustrated numerous books and worked on a short film, A priori, which combines two of her favorite things: books and bats. Say hello at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Whalen Book Works (August 29, 2023)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781951511395
  • Grades: 4 and up
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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