Louisa May Alcott is an author well-known for writing Little Women and Little Men. She was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She had three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May. Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts. Her book, Little Women, was a replica of her family except they had different names! Like Jo March in Little Women, Louisa was a tomboy.
Louisa started writing when she was young. She had a rich imagination. Louisa’s career as an author began with writing poetry and short stories. They appeared in popular magazines.
When she was 22, her first book, Flower Fables, was published. Then her publisher in Boston asked her to write a book for girls. The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters’ coming of age and is set in Civil War New England.
In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories. She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. An interesting fact is that Louisa and her father were both born on November 29. So were C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle!
If you want to find out more about Louisa May Alcott go to http://www.louisamayalcott.org
Louisa May Alcott List of Books
Review of Little Women