From the time it was written back in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has enchanted young readers, who identify with the realistic and lively personalities of the four March sisters. Growing up as the Civil War rages, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy face the challenges and difficulties of life—and, sometimes, each other. Francesca Rossi’s wonderful illustrations are perfect for the contemporary audience.
Francesca Rossi has illustrated numerous children’s books for White Star, including Who’s Afraid of Witches?, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Little Women, Gulliver's Travels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) spent her childhood in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts. Influenced by her transcendentalist father’s friends Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Alcott began writing at an early age as she sought a way to help her impoverished family. A feminist, abolitionist, and accomplished novelist with fifteen titles and numerous short stories to her name, Alcott is best known for her timeless classic Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo’s Boys.