Book fairies were thrilled to look into the story behind Little Women and share it with lots of lucky finders!
Following on from the buzz of our Little Women campaign, we were super excited to be hiding copies of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: the story of Little Women and why it still matters. We love the idea of someone seeing our campaign around the release of the film, and then learning about this new book which covers even more!
We especially loved finding Christmassy places at which to hide the books! Were YOU lucky enough to find one?
About the book:
Soon after its publication on 30 September 1868, Little Women became an enormous international bestseller.
When Anne Boyd Rioux read it in her twenties, it had a powerful effect on her and through teaching it, she has seen its effect on many others.
In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, she recounts Louisa May Alcott’s inspiration for the book and examines why this tale set in the American Civil War has resonated through time. Alcott’s novel has moved generations of women, amongst them writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, J.K.
Rowling, Cynthia Ozick and Ursula K. Le Guin. Rioux sees the novel’s beating heart in its portrayal of family resilience and its look at the struggles of girls growing into women.
In gauging its current status, she shows why it remains a book with such power that people carry its characters and spirit throughout their lives.
Not lucky enough to find one?
You can find a copy in many good book shops and also online here at Hive Books, a site that supports independent book shops!
Would you like to hide books?
Anyone can be a book fairy! Just grab your first official sticker pack, get together some books (secondhand is fine!!) to hide, maybe find some beautiful ribbon, and soon you’ll be hiding books in your neighbourhood!