An Old-fashioned Girl by Louisa May AlcottAn Old-fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

An Old-fashioned Girl

byLouisa May Alcott

Paperback | November 1, 1996


Another coming-of-age novel from the author of beloved favorite Little Women

Polly Milton never questions the way she is—until she goes to visit her cousins in the city. Her cousin Fanny looks too glamorous to be Polly’s age, and wouldn’t be caught dead playing in the snow. Will Polly ever learn to be like the other girls? And does she even want to? Sometimes being old-fashioned is right in style. A timeless story by the author of Little Women.
Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. When she was almost 2 years old, Louisa's family moved to Massachusetts, the state where she lived the bulk of her life. The family moved many times over the years, usually back and forth between Boston and Concord (Mass.). Some notable places Louisa lived we...
Title:An Old-fashioned GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.74 × 5.08 × 1.01 inPublished:November 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140374493

ISBN - 13:9780140374490

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books One of my favourite books as a girl. I often felt like I was old fashioned and that no one liked that, but this book celebrated that. Spans over many years and you are always rooting for Polly and Tom, and your heart breaks every time theirs does. Though many would disagree with me, I like it more than Alcott's more famous book Little Women.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book! A Louisa May Alcott classic about staying true to yourself and working hard. Readers may recognise the first half of this story from the play put on in Jo's Boys.
Date published: 2016-11-13

From Our Editors

Few young women, given the chance, would turn up their noses at the opportunity to sample the good life amidst plenty of luxury in the big city. Especially, as in Polly’s case, when they come from a small town and have few pretty possessions or exciting prospects of their own! But when Polly makes the trip to the city to stay with the wealthy Shaws, she discovers that money can buy plenty of things — but it can’t buy a sweet nature, a good heart of a set of firm principles. By showing the good effect that this simple country girl has on a rich family and vice versa, Louisa May Alcott creates another pleasant tale around her pet themes of family, faith and love in this Puffin Classics edition of An Old-Fashioned Girl.