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Scribbles, sorrows, and russet leather boots : the life of Louisa May Alcott / Liz Rosenberg ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.

Rosenberg, Liz, (author.). Sudyka, Diana, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 921 ALC (Text) 33500013497177 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 921 ALC (Text) 33500013497169 New Checked out 12/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763694357
  • ISBN: 0763694355
  • Physical Description: 410 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-408).
Summary, etc.:
A biography of the author of "Little Women" describes how she struggled to achieve her dream of becoming an author and discusses her private life and her accompishments.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    Best known as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott grew up in Massachusetts. During her happiest years, in Concord, Emerson and Thoreau were neighbors and friends, but her family often experienced poverty and hunger, and they moved frequently. Strong-willed 15-year-old Louisa vowed that she would someday be "rich and famous and happy." This biography traces her path, including detailed accounts of her youthful experiences, her months as a Civil War nurse, her writing career, her travels through Europe, and her role in caring for family members. Each chapter opens with a decorative, full-page illustration in black ink. Young readers coming to the book looking for Jo March's creator may be disappointed that the first 100 pages or so focus more on Alcott's idealistic, emotionally troubled father and her more practical, long-suffering mother than on the writer. Still, Rosenberg's insights into her parents, her sisters, her unconventional upbringing, and the family dynamics are crucial to understanding the woman she became and the decisions she made along the way. An informative, thought-provoking biography. Grades 6-9. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Liz Rosenberg </b>is a poet, best-selling novelist, professor, and writer of acclaimed books for children, including <i>Monster Mama</i>, an International Reading Association Children&#8217;s Choice<i>; The Carousel</i>; and <i>What James Said</i>, among other titles. She is also the author of the biography <i>House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery</i>. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Paterson Prize. Liz Rosenberg lives in Binghamton, New York, with her daughter, Lily, and their dog, Sophie.<br><br><b>Diana Sudyka </b>is an artist and the illustrator of several children&#8217;s books, including the award-winning series the Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, <i>Sometimes Rain </i>by Meg Fleming, <i>When Sue Found Sue</i> by Toni Buzzeo, and <i>What Miss Mitchell Saw </i>by Hayley Barrett. Diana Sudyka lives in Chicago.

Subject: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 > Juvenile literature.
Women authors, American > 19th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Women authors.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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