Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories
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Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories

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Originally published under the title Proverb Stories, this collection includes: Kitty's Class Day; Aunt Kipp; Psyche's Art; A Country Christmas; On Picket Duty; The Baron's Gloves; My Red Cap; What the Bells Saw and Said.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by 1st World Library (first published 1882)
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Phil Syphe
“Kitty’s Class Day” as a title sounds like a story about a young child going to school, but it is in fact about a 17-year-old obsessed with looking her best, making use of what materials she’s got to look fashionable and make men’s heads turn with admiration and women look with envy.

This light-hearted and amusing tale is my favourite of this collection.

4 stars.

“Aunt Kipp” is the name of a 70-something rich woman who is something of a Scrooge. She does little to help her niece, grandniece, or gr...more
I appreciate Alcott for her insight into the poverty of the time and also the Civil War. Otherwise, I find it maudlin and sentimental.
Jesse Field
"How little it takes to make a young girl happy! A pretty dress, sunshine, and somebody opposite, and they are blest." Well, that about sums it up, folks.
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