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Eight cousins / Louisa May Alcott.

By: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Fairfield, IA : 1st World Library Literary Society, 2004Edition: First edition.Description: 299 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781421809762; 9781595406767.Subject(s): Family life -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | Cousins -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10Summary: Thirteen-year-old Rose Campbell has been cared for by her well-meaning but rather fussy aunts during the year since her father's death. When her legal guardian‚ Uncle Alex‚ returns from his world travels‚ Rose's pallor and listless‚ "ladylike" ways shock him. He proposes that he take charge of her education‚ health and life style for a year to try and make her life more wholesome and happy. Many amusing and touching incidents revolving around Rose's relationships with her seven boisterous but affectionate male cousins.
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Thirteen-year-old Rose Campbell has been cared for by her well-meaning but rather fussy aunts during the year since her father's death. When her legal guardian‚ Uncle Alex‚ returns from his world travels‚ Rose's pallor and listless‚ "ladylike" ways shock him. He proposes that he take charge of her education‚ health and life style for a year to try and make her life more wholesome and happy. Many amusing and touching incidents revolving around Rose's relationships with her seven boisterous but affectionate male cousins.

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From the pen of Louisa May Alcott comes a tale of one girl's transformation in nineteenth-century Boston. Rose Campbell may be an orphan, but she has no shortage of family. There are six aunts, seven cousins, and an uncle -- Uncle Alex, who has strange notions about the proper way to raise children. After years of boarding school and being ladylike, Rose finds that playing with rowdy boys, getting fresh air, and eating good food have a surprising effect. Eight Cousins provides an enjoyable story as well as an intriguing glimpse at Alcott's views on women, which were radical for her time. Excerpted from Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-At the age of 13, Rose finds herself orphaned and living with two elderly aunts on "Aunt Hill" where she is treated as delicately as the flower for which she is named. But Rose soon finds her quiet world turned upside down with the arrival of her seven boisterous boy cousins followed by her Uncle Alec, a doctor and a world traveler. Upon meeting Rose, Uncle Alec quickly prescribes fresh air and much activity to help with the girl's poor constitution. Uncle Alec's diagnosis turns out to be an accurate one and Rose, with the help of her cousins, finds herself in the middle of much hijinx and merriment. Veteran stage actress Barbara Caruso brilliantly breaths life into each and every one of Louisa May Alcott's delightful characters. With just the slightest change of inflection she is able to capture the essence of each character from the oldest to the very youngest. This audiobook would be an asset to any collection.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

These new editions of Alcott classics are more attractive outside than in: lovely covers, featuring illustrations by Jane Dyer, are at odds with the lack of internal illustrations, the poor paper quality, and the less-than-generous margins. From HORN BOOK 1996, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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