Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott (Christy Ottaviano Books) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-05-27 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 8 user ratings

"Ms McDonough does such a wonderful job with her bios she writes! She does her research and then writes the information as if you were there in that time frame with whomever you are reading about! Wonderfully done. (I have read her Louis Armstrong biography as well and was impressed with it so wanted to read more of what she had written and I'm not disappointed at all!)

This book is about Louisa May Alcott starts with her birth, follows her throughout her childhood. Teaches us about what type of child she was and about her families hardships they had to endure including the many, many times they had to move due to the way her Father believed in a world of slavery. Later she decided she wanted to help in the war effort so she volunteers and becomes a nurse to wounded soldiers from the Civil War. Teaches us about when she first started writing and who encouraged her throughout. Follows her until her death.

What I enjoyed also in addition to the 'storybook' format this is written in. Was in the back the author added 'additional' information of a few people whom was monumental in her life. She raised her niece for 8 years until she died and Ms McDonough allows us readers to know what happened to the younger Louisa after she had to go back and live with her Dad. She also includes a timeline of Ms Alcott's life putting into perspective when you see dates and events in a format together. And the author includes her own Bibliography so as a reader you could check out the same books she used in her research. Very well done!
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" Though short, this account was relatively complete. I would call this a sketch of Louisa May Alcott's life. " said.

" This picture book biography tells Louisa's life from childhood through her death, touching briefly on all aspects of her life in between. It is heavily illustrated with very nice gouache and pastel paintings. The text on each page is on a pale yellow-beige rectangle, somewhat like a sheet of paper. Very interesting and inspiring biography. " said.

" This bluebonnet award book is excellent. Great short bio about a wonderful American author. " said.

" Beautifully illustrated. A great picture book read aloud for secondary students for Women's History Month, Teen Read Week, and November 29 on Louisa May Alcott's birthday. " said.

" Very interesting! I like learning how famous people lived. " said.

" Nice, concise biography of Alcott with interesting, creative illustrations. This is a good example of biography for younger readers and is not overly burdened with too much information. " said.

" 4.5 stars for this lovely biography. Probably my favorite of all the Bluebonnet picture books. " said.

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