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Little Men (Little Women #2)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  28,134 ratings  ·  874 reviews
"Little Men" continues the story of the March family of "Little Women". Jo and her husband, the kindly professor Bhaer, open a school for boys at Plumfield. As Jo says, "A good, happy, homelike school with me to take care of them and Fritz to teach them".
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Published 1965 by Western Publishing Company Inc (first published 1871)
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Soumia Conan she has 4 sisters the same thing in her story little women:
ANNA Bronson Alcott
Elizabeth sewall Alcott
Abigail may Alcott
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In the…more
she has 4 sisters the same thing in her story little women:
ANNA Bronson Alcott
Elizabeth sewall Alcott
Abigail may Alcott
do you see something??
In the novel : little women there are 4 sisters
Megbeth March
Josephine March (Louisa
Elizabeth March ( the same name of Louisa's sister)
May March (the same name also)
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Sunny in Wonderland
When I was in the 5th grade, my mother gave me this book. Granted, it was an abridged version for children, but it was a CHAPTER BOOK, and was REALLY LONG, and was the first - absolute first - classic story that I'd ever read. I spent the next two years reading this book over and over again.

I remember having a Snoopy sticker - the nicest sticker I'd ever seen of Snoopy - and stuck it to the front cover of my book to mark it as my own.

30 years later, I read Little Women. Which I loved. And a week
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Kathy
I have always enjoyed these classic books. They were originally written for older children and the easy language and innocent themes reflect this. This is the 3rd in the Little Women series and follows the lives of grown-up Jo, her husband and the 12 boys and 2 girls that she teaches in her boarding school. It is full of traditional morals and is highly didactic. It is essentially a collection of short stories. As a mother, these books remind me of some of the traditional values that I want to t ...more
Jesse
There is not another book in all of literature that I hold as dear as this one; I never expect to find another that gives me half as much pleasure. It would be impossible to count how many times I've read it over the years (it has to be dozens and dozens by now), and it remains a locale of constant pilgrimage, as I still return to it at least once a year. I'm always a bit nervous whenever I take it up again that my education of postmodern "isms" will have made me suddenly immune to its charms (a ...more
SailingByAshBreeze
I found this book to be even more entertaining and heart-warming than Little Women (and I loved, loved, loved that book!). Little Women, of course, is a pre-requisite to Little Men. However, my 10 year old boy read Little Men first and still absolutely fell in love with the book and all the characters. Now, he is inspired to read Little Women (something he felt sure boys would not read)
My 13 year old girl read Jo's boys (sequel to Little Men)---loved it as well!

Here is my Little Men review I pos
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Chicklet
Someone once told me that Little Men was written before Little Women. When she tried to get it published she was refused. She was told that the public wanted a story about young ladies from a woman, not young men. It was after that, that she wrote Little Women. Sometime after that became a huge success she published Little Men...I'm not certain if she found someone to publish it for finally resorted to doing it herself. This motivated me to find and read Little Men which was good....and with th ...more
Chelsea
Little Men is, technically, the sequel to Little Women and picks up a good numbers of years later, after Jo March and her husband, Professor Bhaer, as they start their school at Plumfield, the house that originally was owned by Jo’s Aunt March. The novel opens when Nat, a street-bound boy with an amazing ability to play the violin beautifully, shows up on Jo’s doorstep, and from then on out the story features a stable but large group of kids and their kind and guiding adult influences. The Bhaer ...more
Stephen
Lovable hoyden Jo from Little Women has grown up and married and, along with her Germanic Bhaer of a husband, now runs a school for boys at Plumfield. In addition to her own children she's got 12 little men that she's lovingly shaping and wants to add some girls to the mix as well. Through a series of vignettes we see Jo and her charges through a series of adventures where the March family continue their almost too good to be true development of "real family values" in post civil war Massachuset ...more
Anne
I re-read Little Women, which resonated with me at age 24 going on 25 in a way that it never did when I was younger, and then since I knew nothing would satisfy me but more Alcott, I decided to keep going, since I'd never read the sequels.

Little Men is utterly charming, and you can tell that Alcott just went to town creating the school of her dreams. I told my mom about it and she said, "It sounds like homeschooling!" Each boy has his education tailored to his interests and abilities, when they
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Wendy
This was...boring. You can tell Alcott's heart just wasn't into writing this the way it was with Little Women. It's episodic, which doesn't bother me, except that the 'episodes' don't make you feel any closer to any of the characters. The only ones I felt close to were carry-overs from Little Women--Jo, Laurie, Fritz, etc. The kids all sort of blended together after a while, and I wasn't really invested in any of them. Spoiler in this sentence-->The death of John Brooke felt like it was throw ...more
Christina
After finishing Little Women, I dove straight into Little Men, the second volume of the series. Little Men continues some years after Little Women left of and details the life of Jo as she and her husband runs a school for young boys.
This is a charming book, almost as charming as Little Women but not quite. It also lacks the depth of the latter and reads more like a series of short stories detailing the lives of the boys attending the school.
I really liked Dan, the young wild boy who has experie
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Stephen
I was curious to see how this had been abridged to make it more palatable to modern youth. I'd read most of the original as a child but had lost interest part way though. This version at less than 100 pages is a good adaptation. (and at 5 for the dollar a good bargain!) It gives the feel of the story and could be good for young readers. Perhaps as bed-time stories. It's a bit treacley for adults but I might just dig up the original and give it a go.
Jessica
I mostly remember almost crying through this entire book, because I was so upset that Jo was still married to the old German dude and not Laurie. It was fun to see the March sisters' childen, and the stories about the school were interesting. But there will always be that little part of me that wants Jo and her Teddy to be together . . .
Moira Russell
I think the last time I read this book was about in 1989 and was surprised at how much of it I remembered. It is rag-tag and episodic, as the author herself freely admits, but genuinely involving. It gets dreadfully sentimental at many points, but so does Dickens. To a modern reader, or at any rate this one, it's interesting how much of it is an apologia for her father and his educational theories (famously his school was closed down; after Louisa's novel became best-seller, his own Record of a ...more
Faith Spinks
Unfortunately I read Jo's Boys and Little Men in the wrong order. My frustration with Jo's Boys had been that it jumped straight in with characters we did not really yet know. However, now having discovered my error I realise that Little Men does provide the necessary introduction. Now having read Little Men I shall have to return and re-read Jo's Boys.

Little Men follows the life of Jo Bhaer and her husband, the Professor, in their school now established at Plumfield, the estate she inherited fr
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Heather
I have to start off by admitting that even though Little Women is one of my all time favourite books, I didn’t know it was the first in a trilogy until a couple years ago.

Not too long ago I found the second and third books in the same edition as my copy of Little Women at a used bookstore. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I needed to get them. Now I have the complete collection in matching covers. Yes, that makes me happy.

I was a little disappointed when I first started reading. I thought i
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Alli
If I had to grab just a few books out of my burning house, this would be one of them. I learned more about how to parent and educate my son in this delightful story than I have reading any other book specifically written on those subjects. It is a treasure that I will cherish as long as I remain a parent.
Duane
I probably judge Little Men unfairly because, well, because it's just not Little Women. I think I was expecting to much of it. I was also upset by, and this is silly, the fact that Jo turned down Teddy's proposal which then led me to view Jo's and the professor's relationship negatively. So it had a big strike against it to start with for me. Let's be honest, it's hard to top something as good as Little Women. I gave it 3 stars, it probably deserved four.
JoAnn
Wow, how does Jo do it!? So charming and wonderful. So practical, pragmatic, selfless and perfect for a romping house full of boys. Gotta love her and Alcott tells an amazing storyline that kept me intrigued and fascinated by it's wholesome goodness. Through her toil, insight and sacrifice Jo learns and is able to enjoy the law of the harvest with relationships, primarily those of the young ones she is trying to mold. Excellent read!
Darnia
3.5/5 stars

Mari bernostalgia kembali dengan buku anak-anak jaman kita kecil dulu. Di mana anak-anak bagaikan malaikat dengan kesalahan-kesalahan yg akan membuat mereka jera. Di mana para orang tua hidup damai dan memiliki kesabaran tiada terbatas. Di mana mereka semua tinggal di rumah dengan lahan yg luas, dekat padang rumput dan sungai dan kehidupan alam lainnya. Begitulah kehidupan di Plumfield, sekolah khusus anak laki-laki (yg nantinya ada tambahan dua anak perempuan) yg dikelola Bapak dan I
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Amber
This was a pretty good sequel to Little Women. I enjoyed Jo Bhaer and her husband Professor Bhaer care for the young boys of Plumfield as they taught them how to be good as well as watched their adventures unfold. I liked Teddy's prayer too as well. I enjoyed it and I hope others will check it out.
Truly
Setelah mengenal para gadis yang paling dicintai dalam sastra Amerika, Meg, Jo,Amy dan Beth. Kita mengetahui kisah romantis mereka menuju gerbang pernikahan dalam Goodwives yang mengharu-biru. Maka dalam little man, kita akan melihat bagaimana Nona Jo March yang tomboi sekarang sudah menjadi Nyonya Jo Bhaer yang ceria. Bersama Profesor Bhaer suami terkasih, ia mengelola Sekolah Plumfield, sekolah khusus laki-laki . Awalnya Plumfield adalalah sebuah rumah tinggal yang diwarisinya dari sang Bibi M ...more
MizziQ
Dec 30, 2011 MizziQ rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People making a point to read classics
Shelves: classic, i-own-it
This would have easily recieved 5 stars from me if it didn't waver so much. The author made a point in saying there was no certain direction for this story- but even so, I was really sad when there was no real "main character". At first it was pretty obvious it was Nat, but then it just went all over. I guess it's just a different style of writing. I still throughly enjoyed it. I read Little Women a long time ago but never realized there were sequels. The things you learn when you've got a cold. ...more
Fadhilatul
Little Men adalah novel ketiga dari serial Little Women karya Louisa May Alcott. Bercerita tentang Sekolah Plumfield, sekolah khusus laki-laki, yang diasuh oleh Fritz dan Josephine Bhaer. Ada 12 anak laki-laki dan 1 perempuan sebelum akhirnya tiba seorang anak yatim piatu bernama Nat. Nat Blake, seorang musisi jalanan cilik yang ditinggal mati ayahnya merasakan kehangatan yang tak biasa selama ia tinggal di sekolah itu. Ibu dan Bapak Bhaer yang ramah dan hangat, juga teman-teman yang baik hati d ...more
Lynn Hartter
The best of the the three (four) March Family volumes focuses on the boys and girls attending Jo's Plumfield, the country estate left her by Aunt March, where she operates a boys school (and also has a few female students) near her hometown of Concord. Each has distinctive character flaws, like the first section of Little Women, that they choose to try to overcome, some with more success than others. Moral views of the time are also studied, through Jo's admission of poor boys as well as wealthy ...more
Rachel
Read this while I was down with Bronchitis recently.

Well, Louisa May Alcott certainly packed a lot of adventures and little scares into this book. There was a lot more fun, and a little more danger here compared to Little Women. There were also several very charming bits in the story that at times would make me laugh out-loud.

I quite adored the character Tommy! What a feisty little lad he was! To me his was very, very real, and so was little Bess, Amy Lawrence's daughter. (Yes, yes, I'm glad th
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Venla Tuominen
Jan 30, 2010 Venla Tuominen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who've read Little Women
Recommended to Venla by: Myself
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John Kenworthy
Jan 04, 2012 John Kenworthy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children, folks seeking inner calm...
Growing up, my great-grandmother Irene would regale us with stories of the history of our family. Among the historic treasures she told us - was that genealogically speaking, we were related not only to several Revolutionary War heroes, but also to the guy who hid the charter in the Charter Oak. More exciting to us was a connection made to the illustrious Louisa May Alcott. As a youth, armed with that knowledge I forced myself to read the decidedly girly Little Women, which I thought was okay, b ...more
Alana
Where Little Women focused on the exploits of four girls growing up in their home, Little Men takes its focus to young boys growing up in the home provided for them by Jo and her husband. Their passion and relaxed way of teaching the boys in a practical manner is touching and, from history, effective. They are never expected to act like women or to deny their male instincts, yet their natural abilities are molded and encouraged into gentlemanly behavior. They are allowed to be different from gir ...more
Kristen
Jan 03, 2009 Kristen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: classics
Well, you can't go wrong with Louisa May Alcott. I read Little Women many years ago and have had this on my shelf for several years. It was fun to revisit many of the same characters from Little Women, with the addition of a number of wonderful new ones.

Jo and her husband run an unusual boy's boarding school, where they focus as much on love, self-discipline, and life skills as they do on the three R's. Not surprisingly, they are very successful in their endeavors. Although the characters and si
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Sara
For the last 20 years this book has been one of the greatest influences over my life. The moral lessons, as are commonplace in Alcott's writing, are tender and sweet. The storytelling is so enjoyable. The characters are lovable and easy to invest in. Taken together, however, the effect is downright inspiring. LMA has proven that she knows and loves boys and their pranks as much as she loves girls and their many complexities. I am a better mother, a better teacher and a more tender wife because o ...more
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As A. M. Barnard:
Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (1867)
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866 – first published 1995)
First published anonymously:
A Modern Mephistopheles (1877)

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher/ t
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