Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott.

When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his 'little women' when he comes home.

This heart-warming story of family life has been popular for more than a hundred years.
101 printed pages

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    Damiana Karinahas quoted2 years ago
    Oh!’ said Miss Kate, looking rather shocked. She said no more, but her face showed that she thought being a private teacher was little better than being a servant, and Meg’s cheeks quickly became red.
    ‘In America, young ladies prefer to work and earn money for themselves,’ said Mr Brooke quickly, ‘and not expect others to pay for everything.’
    geraskinamhas quoted8 months ago
    ‘A little bottle of perfume,’ said Amy. ‘It won’t cost much, so I’ll have some money left to buy something for me.’

    ‘We’ll let Mother think we’re
    Элина Сабитоваhas quotedlast year
    ‘I wish I was going to college,’ said Jo.
    ‘I hate even the idea of it!

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