By: Laura Schaefer
LITTLER WOMEN is a modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s much loved novel. The March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are tweens ranging in age from nine to thirteen. The story is set in a New England town and their father is serving overseas in the U.S. National Guard. Although the girls are younger than in the original story, they are similar in temperament and appearance. The story parallels the events in LITTLE WOMEN with a modern spin.
Meg, the oldest, tries to keep her younger sisters out of trouble. Jo is no nonsense and loves writing and ice hockey. Quiet Beth prefers to stay close to home and cook in the kitchen or practice her piano. Amy, the youngest, is very artistic.
Author, Laura Schaefer, includes recipes and craft projects in her story. Young readers may want to pick up a copy of the classic Little Women after they finish reading this modern spin on the story. I enjoy both versions.
Renee (Parr Library)