Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ana's Picture Book of the Week

Louisa, The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen. 2009 Henry Holt, 48 pages.
ISBN: 0805081925

I love picture books and I love biographies... and I love it when both are combined successfully! This warmly illustrated picture book tells of the most beloved American author Louisa May Alcott. Her family was definitely sui generis, holding unusual beliefs and moving often, and Louisa began thinking and writing poetry at a very young age.

This new picture book sheds light on what a noble soul Louisa had, filled of generosity, integrity and character. Highly recommended especially for young readers who love the wonderful Little Women author.

1 comment:

fedsped said...

I have never felt the same about Alcott since I read some of her "other" writings--not the famous novels but some short stories collected by Madeleine Stern. She was very bigoted against Irish Catholics, she spoke of them as if they were uncouth savages. Contrast that with her real concern for, and charity towards, the free blacks after the Civil War. Hmm.