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 Littler women : a modern retelling
 Author: Schaefer, Laura

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 215 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 781986 ISBN: 9781481487610
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Sisters -- Fiction
 Family life -- New England -- Fiction
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Conduct of life -- Fiction
 New England -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

During one year, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, aged nine to thirteen, get to know their neighbors the Lawrences, attend school dances and sleepovers, have first crushes, and grow closer despite their differences.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Alcott, Louisa May
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 194604

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/17)
   School Library Journal (07/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 Gr 4–7—A contemporary retelling of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are tween sisters, ranging in age from nine to 13. On top of the worries facing these modern girls, their beloved father is away with the National Guard. While the March sisters do not have much and are not fashionable or trendy (much to Meg's dismay), they are resourceful. This is demonstrated by their recipes and crafting tricks that are liberally dispersed throughout the book. Like the characters of Little Women, the sisters learn valuable lessons through each adventure. Schaefer's March sisters are updated but will be recognizable to Alcott devotees. The writing is accessible, making this a good selection for younger middle grade readers perhaps not quite ready for the original tale. VERDICT While Alcott's story will remain a classic go-to, this modern-day retelling is a fun addition for larger library collections and where young Little Women fans abound.—Morgan Brickey, Arlington Public Library, TX - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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