Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Picture book of the week

Louisa, The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen. 2009 Henry Holt, 48 pages.
ISBN: 0805081925

I love picture books and I love biographies... and I love it when both are combined successfully! This warmly illustrated picture book tells of the most beloved American author Louisa May Alcott. Her family was definitely sui generis, holding unusual beliefs and moving often, and Louisa began thinking and writing poetry at a very young age.

This new picture book sheds light on what a noble soul Louisa had, filled of generosity, integrity and character. Highly recommended especially for young readers who love the wonderful Little Women author.

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