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The classic coming of age story of four sisters, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition. The original novel Little Women is based loosely on the experiences of author Louisa May Alcott. Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo are four sisters growing up in America during the Civil War. Each girl struggles with a personality trait - Meg is vain; Jo, short-tempered; Beth, shy; and Amy, self-centered. As the girls try to make the best of life while their father is away at war, through their creativity and love for one another, they are able to enjoy the good moments and endure the hard times. Join the girls on their heartfelt journey to becoming better sisters and better friends. Little Women is read by BBC voice actor Liza Ross, with music and effects to set the mood. With the included audio you can HEAR the entire book, word for word, READ ALONG with the audio, or READ the story on your own. Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included audio contains a dramatic reading-with music and sound effects-that match the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along. Perfect for high-level young readers experiencing the classics for the first time and also ideally accessible for "reluctant readers," HEAR IT READ IT classics give young readers the best possible introduction to the world's timeless tales. It's a terrific way for adults to re-experience the thrills of a classic tale, too Add other Hear It Read It classics to your library, including: --King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table --The Adventures of Tom Sawyer --The Secret Garden --And more...
About the Author
An abolitionist and feminist, Louisa May Alcott is best known for Little Women and the sequels which followed it. Coming from a poor family, she worked as a teacher, seamstress, governess and domestic helper as well as writing. Her first book, Flower Fables, was published in 1854. Reader Liza Ross is a British stage and TV actress who also had a small part in Tim Burton's film Batman.