LITTLE WOMEN Book List compiled by Gere Staff
(all summaries are publisher’s summaries)
Classics for Adults
By: Louisa May Alcott
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.
By: Daniel Defoe
In 1659, after becoming the sole survivor of a shipwreck, Englishman Robinson Crusoe lives on a deserted island for more than twenty-eight years.
By: Charlotte Bronte
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret.
By: Rudyard Kipling
Presents the adventures of Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves in the jungle, his companions, Baloo and Bagheera, and his enemy, Shere Khan.
Pride and Prejudice
By: Jane Austen
Human foibles and early nineteenth-century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of English country family life as Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters are encouraged to marry well in order to keep the Bennet estate in their family.
Tarzan of the Apes
By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Born of noble stock to parents marooned on the savage West African coast, the young lord Greystoke is orphaned in his first year of life. Named Tarzan by the great apes that raise him, he must learn the law of the jungle to survive.
Classics for Children
By: J.M. Barrie
The Darling children have adventures in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
By: A.A. Milne
j Milne – jP Milne – jF Milne
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday. Many more Winnie-the-Pooh titles are available, including picture books, first readers and chapter books.
The Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books & 4 Unpublished Works
By: Beatrix Potter
This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. More titles by Beatrix Potter are available.
By: Astrid Lindgren
j Lindgren – jP Lindgren
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village. Picture book versions are also available
Alice in Wonderland
By: Lewis Carroll
Beloved classic describes a little girl's adventures in a topsy-turvy land underground and her encounters with such improbable characters as the White Rabbit, March Hare and Mad Hatter, the sleepy Dormouse, grinning Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, and the dreadful Queen of Hearts.
By: Michael Bond
jP Bond and j Bond
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family. Available in picture books and chapter books
The Chronicles of Narnia
By: C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis tells his remarkable tales of the magical land of Narnia and its immortal inhabitants including Aslan the lion, Mr Tumnus the Faun and the evil White Witch. The whole series is available.
By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Heady tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure as seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim Hawkins. An action-packed adventure story that will hypnotize young readers and entertain older ones.
By: Louisa May Alcott
This is the third book about the March family and their friends. With two sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the informal school at Plumfield, Jo March (now Jo Bhaer) couldn't be happier. But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole March family, boys have a habit of getting into scrapes and there are plenty of troubles and adventures ahead.