An Old-fashioned Girl

Paperback | November 1, 1996

byLouisa May Alcott

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Polly Milton never questions the way she is until she visits 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.

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 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...

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Polly Milton never questions the way she is until she visits 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.

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. Tw...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.6 × 5 × 0.9 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

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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

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 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.