Little Men
Little Men

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Annotation: Relates the story of Plumfield School, established by Jo and her husband to provide a secure, homelike environment for boys and girls.
Catalog Number: #178290
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: 2004
Pages: 346 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-451-53223-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-08339-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-451-53223-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-08339-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2003070372
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: - Find Other Reviewed Titles
NCTE High Interest-Easy Reading
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346).
Word Count: 105,312
Reading Level: 8.1
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 8.1 / points: 19.0 / quiz: 537 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:8.4 / points:23.0 / quiz:Q06954
Lexile: 1150L
Please, sir, Is this Plumfield? asked a ragged boy of the man who opened the great gate at which the omnibus left him. "Yes. Who sent you?" "Mr. Laurence. I have got a letter For The lady." "All right; go up To The house, and give it to her; she'll see to you, little chap." the man spoke pleasantly, And The boy went on, feeling much cheered by the words. Through the soft spring rain that fell on sprouting grass and budding trees, Nat saw large square house before him a hospitable-looking house, with an old-fashioned porch, wide steps, and lights shining in many win-dows. Neither curtains nor shutters hid the cheerful glimmer; and, pausing a moment before he rang, Nat saw many little shadows dancing on the walls, heard the pleasant hum of young voices, and felt that it was hardly possible that the light and warmth and comfort within could be for a homeless "little chap" like him.

Excerpted from Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
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At Plumfield, an experimental school for boys, the little scholars can do very much as they please, even slide down banisters. For this is what writer Jo Bhaer, once Jo March of Little Women, always wanted: a house “swarming with boys…in all stages of…effervescence.” At the end of Little Women, Jo inherited the Plumfield estate from her diamond-in-the-rough Aunt March. Now she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, provide their irrepressible charges with a very different sort of education—and much love. In fact, Jo confesses, she hardly knows “which I like best, writing or boys.” Here is the story of the ragged orphan Nat, spoiled Stuffy, wild Dan, and all the other lively inhabitants of Plumfield, whose adventures have captivated generations of readers.


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