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A Little Princess Book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess Book
  • Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN Code: 1528790383
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Summary: Sara Crewe is a highly intelligent pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. After the death of her doting father, she is left penniless and is forced to work as a servant in utterly demeaning conditions. However, ingenious resourcefulness and unwavering optimism in the face of despair work together to change her fortunes for the better. "A Little Princess" is a timeless and much-loved tale not to be missed by fans and collectors of classic children's literature. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was a British-American playwright and author most famous for her children novel “The Secret Garden” (1911). Other notable works by this author include: “Queen Silver-Bell” (1906), “Racketty-Packetty House” (1906), and “The Shuttle” (1907). Read & Co. is republishing this classic children's novel in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter) Book by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter) Book
  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN Code: 0785236511
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Summary: A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature’s most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. “… and then the rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Little Women follows sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they endure hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The timeless story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have provided the audience for Jo’s plays, rooted for neighbor Laurie’s romantic pursuit, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved characters. Little Women (Seasons Edition -- Winter) is one of four titles available in October 2019. The winter season will include Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities, and Little Women.

Sara Crewe Book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sara Crewe Book
  • Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN Code: 1776534433
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Summary: This charming and uplifting novella is the basis for a later, novel-length version that author Frances Hodgson Burnett eventually published under the title The Little Princess. The daughter of a prominent captain, Sara is enrolled at a boarding school while her father sails the seas. When tragedy strikes, Sara's world is turned upside down, but in the end, she finds a way to triumph over adversity.

Little Women Book by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women Book
  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1998-04-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 0191605506
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Summary: Little Women has remained enduringly popular since its publication in 1868, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. Set in a small New England community, it tells of the March family: Marmee looks after daughters in the absence of her husband, who is serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War, and Meg, Jo,Beth, and Amy experience domestic trials and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the novel (sometimes known as Good Wives) the girls grow up and fall in love. The novel is highly autobiographical, and in Jo's character Alcott portrays a strong-minded and independent woman, determined to control her own destiny. The introduction to this edition provides a fascinating history of the Alcotts,and of Louisa Alcott's own struggles as a writer. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Little Women Book by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women Book
  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 1683357590
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Summary: Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation--in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film! Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Lousia May’s Alcott’s classic tale as well as a must-have keepsake for fans of the film.

Heidi Book by Johanna Spyri

Heidi Book
  • Author : Johanna Spyri
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN Code: 0486142949
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Summary: Beloved classic about the effervescent, nature-loving Swiss miss who ultimately transforms the lives of many people — among them Clara, a handicapped young lady, and Heidi's embittered, reclusive grandfather.

Little Women: The Official Movie Companion Book by Gina McIntyre

Little Women: The Official Movie Companion Book
  • Author : Gina McIntyre
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1683357604
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Summary: Go behind-the-scenes with the March sisters in this official companion to the major motion picture adaptation of Little Women, written and directed by Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic comes to life in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film, and this stunning guide details the making of the major motion picture, with an all-star cast featuring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson. Learn about the history that led to Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel and the modern vision that brought these cherished characters to life for a new generation. Take a look at how the film was made in an insider’s guide packed with cast and crew interviews, photos of the real-life locations that were transformed into iconic sets for the film, and recipes that bring the flavors of 19th century New England to life. Featuring lavish full color photos of the set, actors perfecting their craft, detailed images of key props, and more, this companion is a must-have both for fans of the film and Alcott’s original masterpiece.

Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection (Delphi Classics) Book by L. M. Montgomery

Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection (Delphi Classics) Book
  • Author : L. M. Montgomery
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release Date : 2015-11-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: L. M. Montgomery has charmed readers for over a century with her delightful tales of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, detailing provincial life in turn-of-the-century Canada. This eBook features the Complete Anne of Green Gables novels and short stories, organised in the traditional Delphi Classics quality format, with bonus features. * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Montgomery's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * All the Anne of Green Gables Books - including the rare works sometimes missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is fully illustrated with W. A. J. Claus’ original artwork * Features special bonus text: Montgomery's autobiography THE ALPINE PATH - discover the author’s literary life Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Anne of Green Gables Series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ANNE OF AVONLEA ANNE OF THE ISLAND ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS ANNE’S HOUSE OF DREAMS ANNE OF INGLESIDE RAINBOW VALLEY RILLA OF INGLESIDE The Short Story Collections CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA The Autobiography THE ALPINE PATH: THE STORY OF MY CAREER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles, including our bestselling Beatrix Potter, E. Nesbit and L. Frank Baum eBooks of classic children's literature.

Black Widow Book by Leslie Gray Streeter

Black Widow Book
  • Author : Leslie Gray Streeter
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0316490725
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Summary: With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson). Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle." Sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, like comfy track suits and compression socks. Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?) Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage, and aging, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day-drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences, and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started? Tender, true, and endearingly hilarious, Black Widow is a story about the power of love, and how the only guide book for recovery is the one you write yourself.

Jo & Laurie Book by Margaret Stohl,Melissa de la Cruz

Jo & Laurie Book
  • Author : Margaret Stohl,Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1984812025
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Summary: Bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz bring us a romantic retelling of Little Women starring Jo March and her best friend, the boy next door, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence. 1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a bestseller, and her publisher and fans demand a sequel. While pressured into coming up with a story, she goes to New York with her dear friend Laurie for a week of inspiration--museums, operas, and even a once-in-a-lifetime reading by Charles Dickens himself! But Laurie has romance on his mind, and despite her growing feelings, Jo's desire to remain independent leads her to turn down his heartfelt marriage proposal and sends the poor boy off to college heartbroken. When Laurie returns to Concord with a sophisticated new girlfriend, will Jo finally communicate her true heart's desire or lose the love of her life forever?

Good Wives Book by Louisa May Alcott

Good Wives Book
  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Release Date : 2020-08-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN Code: 8726587475
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Summary: After "Little Women's" immediate commercial and critical success readers demanded to know more about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. In "Good Wives", Louisa May Alcott follows the dinamic life of the beloved March sisters and their further character development. The novel together with its sequels "Little Men", and "Jo's Boys", has been one of the most widely read in the world. It has inspired numerous adaptations including a 2019 movie starring Emma Watson with six Academy Award nominations. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet.Having grown up in poverty, May Alcott was a passionate advocate for women's rights and abolitionist. She is best known as the author of the March Family Series: "Little Women", "Good Wives", "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys". The story of the March sisters has inspired numerous adaptations including a 2019 movie starring Emma Watson with six Academy Award nominations.

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park Book by Marthe Jocelyn

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park Book
  • Author : Marthe Jocelyn
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 073526550X
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Summary: For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Enola Holmes. Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is looking forward to Christmas. Having just solved a murder and survived her own brush with death in her small town of Torquay on the coast of England, Aggie can't wait to spend the holidays with her sister Marjorie, the new Lady Greyson of Owl Park, an enormous manor house in the country; Grannie Jane and her fellow sleuth and partner in crime, Hector Perot. Owl Park holds many delights including Aggie's almost cousin Lucy, exciting and glamorous visitors from Ceylon and disguises aplenty in the form of a group of travelling actors, not to mention a secret passageway AND an enormous, cursed emerald. Not even glowering old Lady Greyson (the Senior) can interfere with Aggie's festive cheer. But when Aggie and her friends discover a body instead of presents on Christmas morning, things take a deadly serious turn. With the help of a certain nosy reporter, Aggie and Hector will once again have to put their deductive skills and imaginations to work to find the murderer on the loose. Filled with mystery, adventure, unforgettable characters and several helpings of tea and Christmas pudding, Peril at Owl Park is the second book in a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere.

Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920 Book by Frank Q. Christianson,Leslee Thorne-Murphy

Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920 Book
  • Author : Frank Q. Christianson,Leslee Thorne-Murphy
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN Code: 0253029880
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Summary: From the mid-19th century until the rise of the modern welfare state in the early 20th century, Anglo-American philanthropic giving gained an unprecedented measure of cultural authority as it changed in kind and degree. Civil society took on the responsibility for confronting the adverse effects of industrialism, and transnational discussions of poverty, urbanization, women's work, and sympathy provided a means of understanding and debating social reform. While philanthropic institutions left a transactional record of money and materials, philanthropic discourse yielded a rich corpus of writing that represented, rationalized, and shaped these rapidly industrializing societies, drawing on and informing other modernizing discourses including religion, economics, and social science. Showing the fundamentally transatlantic nature of this discourse from 1850 to 1920, the authors gather a wide variety of literary sources that crossed national and colonial borders within the Anglo-American range of influence. Through manifestos, fundraising tracts, novels, letters, and pamphlets, they piece together the intellectual world where philanthropists reasoned through their efforts and redefined the public sector.

Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction Book by Christine Bayles Kortsch

Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction Book
  • Author : Christine Bayles Kortsch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1317147995
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Summary: In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing. Even as the Education Acts of 1870, 1880, and 1891 extended the privilege of print literacy to greater numbers of the populace, stitching samplers continued to be a way of acculturating girls in both print literacy and what Kortsch terms "dress culture." Kortsch explores nineteenth-century women's education, sewing and needlework, mainstream fashion, alternative dress movements, working-class labor in the textile industry, and forms of social activism, showing how dual literacy in dress and print cultures linked women writers with their readers. Focusing on Victorian novels written between 1870 and 1900, Kortsch examines fiction by writers such as Olive Schreiner, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Margaret Oliphant, Sarah Grand, and Gertrude Dix, with attention to influential predecessors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. Periodicals, with their juxtaposition of journalism, fiction, and articles on dress and sewing are particularly fertile sites for exploring the close linkages between print and dress cultures. Informed by her examinations of costume collections in British and American museums, Kortsch's book broadens our view of New Woman fiction and its relationship both to dress culture and to contemporary women's fiction.

Children's Literature in Primary Schools Book by David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh

Children's Literature in Primary Schools Book
  • Author : David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1473993954
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Summary: How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors

Louisa May Alcott and the Textual Child Book by Kristina West

Louisa May Alcott and the Textual Child Book
  • Author : Kristina West
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-13
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN Code: 303039025X
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Summary: This book examines constructions of childhood in the works of Louisa May Alcott. While Little Women continues to gain popular and critical attention, Alcott’s wider works for children have largely been consigned to history. This book therefore investigates Alcott’s lesser-known children’s texts to reconsider critical assumptions about childhood in her works and in literature more widely. Kristina West investigates the trend towards reading Alcott’s life into her works; readings of gender and sexuality, race, disability, and class; the sentimental domestic; portrayals of Transcendentalism and American education; and adaptations of these works. Analyzing Alcott as a writer for twenty-first-century children, West considers Alcott’s place in the children’s canon and how new media and fan fiction impact readings of her works today.

What Katy Did at School Book by Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did at School Book
  • Author : Susan Coolidge
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1995-08-31
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0141937572
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Summary: Dr Carr's mind is firmly made up. Katy and her little sister Clover are to spend a whole year away at boarding school. A strange place, far from home, but on arrival the girls have an inkling that it might turn out to be rather different from their expectations. One thing is for sure, it certainly isn't going to be dull with a girl like Rose Red as an ally.

What Katy Did Next Book by Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did Next Book
  • Author : Susan Coolidge
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1994-09-29
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0141937629
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Summary: Katy Carr can hardly believe it when she is invited to spend a whole year in Europe with Mrs Ashe and Amy. Although a year seems like a long time away from her beloved family, living in the small American town of Burnet, Katy embarks enthusiastically on her greatest adventure. This charming story, first published in 1886, is the third of Susan Coolidge's three hugely popular Katy books.