Bringing the world of Anne of Green Gables into your own
Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy -- everyone's favorite "Little Women!"
Learn more about the lives and times of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women with your own copy of The LittleWomen Treasury. Photographs and drawings of "Orchard House" (the Alcotts' home in Concord, Massachusetts) help you visualize the house the fictional March girls lived in. Floor plans show the rooms on all three floors (including Jo's "writing garret").
Recipes for Meg's "Blancmange," Jo's "Gingernuts," Amy's "Pickled Limes," Hannah's Apple Turnover "Muffs," and Marmee's (Mrs. Alcott's) special way of making tea give you a taste of some the March family's favorite dishes.
Grow some of the favorite flowers the girls grew in their own little garden plots -- try Jo's "Sunflower Umbrella House" for a summertime hideaway or Beth's fragrant garden with "sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies and southernwood" -- then have a garden party for your dolls (see page 136). Lots of other garden suggestions are included.
Make a few of the items mentioned in Little Women -- a Christmas gift basket, Beth's Ribbon Box, Pickwick Club badges (exactly like the ones the Alcotts themselves made), Laurie's Birdhouse "Post Office," Amy's tiny "Acorn Tea Set," and many more.
A Little Women "Time Line" shows the world events happening from 1861-1888, the years in which the novel took place.
Photographs and illustrations of the Alcotts, Orchard House, and various family artifacts are sprinkled throughout The Little Women Treasury.
A limited number of copies of The Little Women Treasury are available ($24.95 US/$29.99 Cdn); if you would a copy (and if you would like yours signed by the authors), kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Shipping is $5 by "media mail."
[The Little Women Treasury was published by Viking Penguin (New York) in 1996.]
This volume is out-of-print but you may be able to find it on eBay or other websites.