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"I ran in the wind ... and had a lovely time in the woods with Anna and Lizzie. We were fairies, and made gowns and paper wings. I 'flied' the highest of all." from the journal of Louisa May Alcott

Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Born in 1832, Louisa May Alcott was raised in a poor family with much love and grew up to become a beloved writer. Do you know what her life was like?

What was it about her father that caused him to lose his teaching job?
How did Louisa and her 3 sisters have so much fun together?
When did she begin to write her stories?
How old was she when her first story was published?
What are her most famous books?

In this beautiful picture book biography of Louisa May Alcott, you will see how the difficult parts of her life gave her memories that became the clay to mold her character first and then her books. Bethanne Andersen's bold and dramatic illustrations set the mood of the time. Some of her quotes and early poems are included to help you to get to know her. You will even find her favorite yummy recipe, New England Apple Slump! On the last page, the author includes a timeline of the life of Louisa May Alcott and a biography for further reading.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill-building. Teachers who want students to get to know this famous writer will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Louisa May Alcott Biography
Louisa May Alcott featured in a newspaper for kids

Flower Fables online

Related Literature
Biographies and Autobiographies

Louisa May Alcott's Books:
Flower Fables
Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury
Jo's Boys
Little Men

A 9-page paired unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott is now available!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Crossword Puzzle: Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Where in the World? Map Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Writing a Biography
Answer Keys

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Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott is one of the 26 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Extraordinary Destinations Collection. Though you can order each unit individually for about $16.95, if you order Extraordinary Destinations you will get the 26 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while quantities last!


A special thanks to Sullivan's Chamber Music, for allowing us to use "Thoughts," two pieces for piano solo, Published by Cramer, 1862, as our background music


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