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Jo's Story (Portraits of Little Women)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  232 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Tomboy Jo March would rather die than spend time with wealthy, proper Aunt March.  She'd much rather race against the boys at school or star in all the swashbuckling plays she writes.  But when Aunt March offers to adopt one of the March sisters to help ease the family money problems, Jo decides to make the ultimate sacrifice.  She'll tear herself away from her sisters and ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 6th 1997 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Susan Beth Pfeffer really has a handle on the "little women." I remember I loved this book as a kid, and I absolutely ate it up. Jo has always been my favorite little woman, so I always enjoyed this short jaunt with my favorite character. This is a short, easy read that young girls will enjoy. Reading this now, I focused mainly on whether I thought Pfeffer stayed true to the characters, and I really felt that she did. Jo's "sacrifice" for her family is something that is so typically Jo, and I th ...more
Celina Pohl
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jo's Story by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This is also a very interesting book. Jo is a tomboy and hates to be proper. She overhears her wealthy aunt asking her mother if she wants to adopt one of her children so the other kids can have a better life. Jo decides to sacrifice herself for her sisters. Now Jo have to convince that she is proper enough, but it may be to hard for the tomboy that she is.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories of 10 year old girls and their life.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This was lying around the house, so I decided to read it. My 10-year-old daughter had enjoyed it, so I wanted to see what it was about.

This is a very nice little book, and a quick read. The story is well developed and just complex enough in its 71 pages to be interesting. Good values, good plot. I liked it.
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Volt 4 lanytestvér Jo (Josephine),Amy Beth és Meg.
Kolcson akkarta kérni egy Oliver Twist konyvet ,de csak akkor ha lanyosan viselkedik ,de nem sikerult neki.
Nem kapta meg .

Az nagy gyerekeknek volt.(a konyv)
Apr 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bayside, read-in-2015
Author clearly doesn't know Jo very well. BLECH.
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Meadow Frisbie
Dec 09, 2008 rated it liked it
This tells the story of Jo, was kinda fun to read

And yes, I know this is not written by Louis May Alcott, But it is related to her work, so I put it on this shelf.
Brindi Michele
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A story is given for each of the March sisters at age 10. These are great and go well with Little Women...perfect for LW fans who want more. I wish I had known about these when I was little!
Oct 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
No. 1: The girl on the front is too elagant for Jo to ever be. No. 2 horrid adaption. dislike. Stick to the classic.
Nov 18, 2008 rated it liked it
So boring. And I failed the AR test in second grade.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jo's my style. She's got a good heart, but can totally be a brat sometimes.
Lauren Blanchard
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absoulutley love it. Susan Beth Pfeffer did a great job. I'm on to Meg 's Story and Beth's story and Amy's Story. I LOVE it.
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 9-11
Recommended to Clare by: my 2nd grade librarian
A great look on the classic new england story. Many people should read little women, then portraits of little women.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it

Nice side story to the series. Think I will read the others too!
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: school-age
I loved these when I was in 4th/5th grade - a story is given for each of the March sisters at age 10. Jo was my favorite, of course :)
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not as good as little women.
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Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948. She grew up in the city and its nearby suburbs and spent summers in the Catskill Mountains. When she was six her father wrote and published a book on constitutional law, and Pfeffer decided that she, too, wanted to be a writer. That year she wrote her first story, about the love between an Oreo cookie and a pair of scissors. However, it wasn't ...more
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