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Little Women
Contributor(s): Alcott, Louisa May, McKowen, Scott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1402714580     ISBN-13: 9781402714580
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: October 2004
Annotation: The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.
Scott created these drawings in scratchboard - an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.
The beautiful Meg, artistic tomboy Jo, doomed Beth, and selfish Amy: since the publication of Little Women in 1869, these four sisters have become America's most beloved literary siblings. Louisa May Alcott's rich and realistic portrait has inspired three movies and stirred the emotions of countless young girls. Set in New England during the Civil War, the novel follows the adventures of the March sisters as they struggle to pursue their dreams.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sisters; Fiction.
Family life; New England; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2004015669
Lexile Measure: 1160
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Unabridged Classics (Sterling Classics)
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 6.50" W x 2.00" (2.20 lbs) 525 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 513
Reading Level: 7.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 33.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q08019
Reading Level: 6.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 20.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall)
The complete text of Alcott's classic tale of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March is reprinted with a ribbon bookmark and a list of open-ended questions ("Do you think she overreacted, or was her anger justified?") designed to stimulate thought. Repeated scratchboard illustrations head each chapter, giving the book a generic appearance. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.