Book fairies celebrate Louisa May Alcott's birthday - little women at a piano in London

The Book Fairies celebrate Louisa May Alcott’s birthday in style!

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents!”

The Book Fairies have been celebrating Louisa May Alcott’s birthday this week by sharing copies of her novels!

About Little Women:

Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth – four “little women” enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo’s hand, cried over little Beth’s death, and dreamed of travelling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo’s devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature’s most beloved women.

Book fairies celebrate Louisa May Alcott's birthday - little men

About Little Men & Jo’s Boys:

The two American classics here together in one volume, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, are worthy sequels to Little Women, one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, and its continuation, Good Wives. In Little Men, Louisa May Alcott takes up the story of the everyday dramas and exploits of the naughty but easy-going boys at Plumfield, now a boarding-school run by Professor Bhaer and his lovable madcap wife Jo, the most fiery and free-spirited of the four March sisters.

Jo’s Boys revisits the one-time members of that ‘wilderness of boys’ ten years later when they are making their ways in the world with varying degrees of triumph and disaster.

Happy finders!

We love hearing from those who have been lucky enough to find a book the fairies have left behind – here are our favourite messages and pics from today!

Get your hands on these wonderful books!

If you didn’t happen to find a book hidden today, you can find all of these beautiful editions here on the Wordsworth website!

Become a book fairy today!

If this activity has inspired YOU to become a book fairy – there’s nothing to stop you! You can start spreading magic where you live, travel and work. Grab your first set of book fairy stickers today.

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