Illustrated by Ella Bailey
Age range: +12
Three years have passed since the events narrated in Little Women, and the four March sisters are approaching adulthood, with all its accompanying challenges and expectations. Meg is preparing for her wedding, Beth continues to struggle with her health, Jo is more than ever devoting herself to literature and Amy is about to go on a tour of Europe with her aunt. Their experiences, hopes and ambitions are set in counterpoint to each other, until the whole family is brought together by tragedy and misfortune.
Following on the immediate commercial success of Little Women, Good Wives completes the story of the March sisters and their friend Laurie, and is, together with its prequel, Louisa May Alcott’s crowning achievement and one of the most popular young-adult tales ever written.
Beautifully illustrated by Ella Bailey, this new edition contains a section of extra material for your readers including a quiz and test yourself section.
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Louisa May Alcott (1832–88) wrote several classic novels inspired by her New England childhood, and was also active in the Suffragette movement.