A cherished holiday scene from a beloved classic comes to life in this festive, cozy picture book homage to Little Women.
It’s almost Christmas, and Jo March is determined that this year, unlike the last, there will be presents. It is in this spirit that she and her dear friend Laurie build a snow maiden for poor, sick Beth. The next day, Beth is thrilled with her present, and each of the girls, in turn, receives a little something from the others. But the best gift of all arrives when Papa, who has been away at war and ill, makes a surprise return home for Christmas dinner.
With a timeless message of goodwill and giving and stunning painted artwork, A Little Women Christmas makes a perfect gift for fans of Louisa May Alcott’s literary treasure as well as for anyone who appreciates the true meaning of Christmas.
Heather Vogel Frederick is the award-winning author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, the Pumpkin Falls Mystery series, the Patience Goodspeed books, the Spy Mice series, and Once Upon a Toad. An avid fan of small towns like Pumpkin Falls, Heather and her husband live in New England, close to where Heather grew up. You can learn more about the author and her books at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.
Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth's Crossing, named a 2001 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. He is best known for his books with Kate di Camillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Great Joy. Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)
Length: 32 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
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"Frederick turns a holiday-centric episode from [Little Women] into a standalone story brimming with warmth. . . . Outdoor scenes of the March house and its snowy environs are as crisp and clear as a snap of winter air."
– Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW
“If reading Little Women is already a holiday tradition, this is a fine addition to the rotation, especially for younger Alcott fans.”