June 6, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1562926160
ISBN - 13: 9781562926168
From the Publisher
Louisa May Alcott's Lost Christmas Treasure"If someone would only come and take me away! I'm so tired of living here I don't think I can bear it much longer," Patty cries. Patty's life in an orphanage is a dark world with little hope, beauty, or love. Even after a family finally does come for Patty, it is only because they need a servant. But there is one person who does care about Patty. And soon Patty's life will never be the same!Honor Books is pleased to present Louisa May Alcott's newly discovered literary treasure as a book publishing first!In the 1870s, Louisa May Alcott made friends with five earnest fans of her best-selling "Little Women." The young Lukens girls had written to Miss Alcott telling her that they were so inspired by the examples of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, that they, too, were launching their own literary publication.Soon the Lukens girls received a very special gift-a Christmas story from Miss Alcott about a lonely orphan girl who finds a family to love her. Following its publication, the story stayed in an old magazine until many years later, a reader chanced upon it. Now its available to Alcott fans once again, released by Honor Books for the very first time as a stand-alone volume.You will cherish this enchanting tale filled with quiet moral lessons in which orphan Patty finds her heart's desire . . . and you will find heartwarming inspiration for filling your own life with more love.
About the Author
Louisa May Alcott, generally considered to be a writer of sentimental fiction for children, has received renewed critical attention from scholars examining her adult fiction and previously uncredited gothic thrillers. These works reveal a darker, more complex side of this author. Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Two years later with her family she moved to Boston and in 1840 to Concord, which was to remain her family home for the rest of her life. Her father, Bronson Alcott, was a transcendentalist and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott early realized that her father could not be counted on as sole support of his family, and so she sacrificed much of her own pleasure to earn money by sewing, teaching, and churning out potboilers. Her reputation was established with Hospital Sketches (1863), which was an account of her work as a volunteer nurse in Washington, D.C. Alcott's first works were written for children, including her best-known Little Women (1868--69) and Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871). Moods (1864), a "passionate conflict," was written for adults. Alcott's writing eventually became the family's main source of income. Throughout her life, Alcott continued to produce highly popular and idealistic literature for children. An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Eight Cousins (1875), Rose in Bloom (1876), Under the Lilacs (1878), and Jack and Jill (1881) enjoyed wide popularity. At the same time, her adult fiction
From Our Editors
Orphaned as she is, Patty yearns to have a family that will take her in and love her like she was just another daughter. As the Christmas season encroaches, she looks to her tightly crossed fingers in hopes of feeling luck’s stroke in time for the holidays. Will she find her home? The Quiet Little Woman is a heartwarming story about real dreams coming true. Accompanied by two other stories by Louisa May Alcott—Tilly’s Christmas and Rosa’s Tale—this edition makes for a treasury of hope, love and enchanting reading for young eyes.