Little Women (Edited Classic)

Louisa May Alcott (Author)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

Four young women, with four very different dreams. Behind them lies a childhood of poverty and hardship - yet one that is enriched by a loving mother and supportive friends. Ahead lie obstacles - and opportunities - far greater than they ever imagined. Will they learn to use their gifts wisely and well? Can they turn their challenges and fears into success and happiness? And will they find the strength, courage, passion, and hope within themselves to make their dreams a reality?

Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to todays readers. But the books have not been abridged in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the authors voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic translation that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.

TL editors approach every book entirely on its own merits, guided constantly by these questions:

What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?

How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?

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SKU 4335
ISBN 9781591941132
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 750L
Product Type Paperback Books
Primary Contributor Louisa May Alcott
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Townsend Press