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Life doesn’t always work out like you want it to, as the four March sisters know very well. With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, money is tight and times are tough. But Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy don’t dwell on life’s hardships, and always look on the bright side – whether they’re staging a play or doing daily chores! Cheerful and resilient, the sisters can find fun in almost any situation. But what fate holds in store for them, only time will tell…

  • Inspirational story adored by generations of readers
  • The tale of four sisters united by love and loyalty
  • Set in New England during the American Civil War
  • Theme of overcoming problems and doing your best

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321 in ROW Primary Summer 2020





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  • 320 pages


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  1. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 9 March 2014

    I didn’t like Ballet Shoes. I was so excited about reading it so was very disappointed. Stopped at about two and a half chapters in. Very boring. Not the type of book for me.

  2. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2014

    Really good book it was our class read in school would deffinatley reccomend this book

  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2014

    I thought this book was much too old fashioned and I didnt like the characters.

  4. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 6 March 2014

    such a great book about the civil war, and was really great. We read it at school near christmas time!

    5out of 5
  5. Avatar bat 761713

    on 7 March 2013

    Little Women is a classic tale of four sisters: Margret, Joesiphine, Elizebeth and Amy. They have lots of things happening in their family. I would recommend as an age rating for the book 10-14

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar cat 761729

    on 6 March 2013

    One of the loveliest books ever. I’ve always loved this story! I really recommend this book.

  7. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    I love it. Jo is my favourite!

  8. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 January 2013

    This book is all about 4 sisters living in old America- their father has gone to war and they are very poor. I found this book sometimes sad , but this is worth reading, as it is heartwarming and really makes you think about the poor and how they had to make do with a very small amount of things- This book is excellent!

  9. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 November 2012

    i picked this up this book many times before i actually finished it. Once you get through the first 5 chapters it starts to become really interesting and i love the storyline. It’s about an american family set in the olden days, and their father is at war. There are 4 sisters – Amy, Beth, Jo, and the eldest Meg. The book is all about the lives and happenings the girls get up to from making friends with the boy next door, Laurie, to going to balls, to looking after each other. I really enjoyed it but it is written in a really posh manner which sometimes can make the phrases hard to understand. But altogether I think it is a really good book.

    5out of 5
  10. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 12 August 2012

    My favourite book! I genuinely love this book! I am only sad that I didn’t realise how good it was before :) -RhythmicGymnast

    5out of 5
  11. Default avatar

    on 15 May 2012

    My favourite book, read it in a week. Starting the next book [Good Wives].

    5out of 5
  12. Petula 113689

    on 9 March 2012

    it was quite boring with really posh language so i stopped reading after about 30 pages

  13. Stargirl 113407

    on 7 March 2012

    This is a great book. It is a bit sad at times but it is lovely and the girls love each other loads. When their father comes home their world revolves around him but most of the time it is just them! Eventually they all settle down but tragedy strikes and i think it might make some people cry as well as being very well written!

  14. Clarice thumb 136

    on 4 March 2012

    Little women is such a lovely book. I loved everything about it, although some parts were extremely sad, and loved that it was set in a different time. Really lovely.

  15. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 3 March 2012

    A fabulous classic, that every girl must read, i love it ! It has a great story and despite it’s age is still a great book to read. I would recommend it for ages 11+

  16. Bellasara 113282

    on 29 February 2012

    Little Women warmed my heart more than any other book. I loved the story and the way it was written. I felt like I could relate to each sister in a different way, I truly felt as though I was with the characters, experiencing life with them. The book is written in such a way that you are transported into the world of the March sisters, and I loved every bit of this book.

    5out of 5
  17. Avatar owl 761790

    on 18 January 2012

    it was an ok good book

    4out of 5
  18. Default avatar

    on 18 December 2011

    An easy read. My favourite book of all time! My fav character is Joe shes so like me I even dressed up as her on book day!!!!

    5out of 5
  19. Stargirl 113407

    on 23 September 2011

    this is a heart warming tale about 4 sisters.

    there father goes to war, one of them is seriously ill and they help feed the poor.

    read this sad,funny and enchanting tale

  20. Jane blonde 113694

    on 7 August 2010

    i thought this book was good but it was quite hard to read and had a wierd plot. i can’t even remember what it is it was so bad.

    4out of 5
  21. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 6 June 2010

    I think this book is fascinating. my fave character has to be Jo or Beth. I think Jo a wonderful character. I wish I could write a book like this one day.

    5out of 5