Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect (Paperback)

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Description


We are all going to be made perfect . . .

In 1843, with all their possessions loaded onto a single wagon, ten-year-old Louisa May Alcott and her family bravely set out into the wilderness to make a new home for themselves on a farm called Fruitlands. Louisa's father has a dream of living a perfect, simple life. It won't be easy, but the family has vowed to uphold his high ideals.

  In her diary -- one she shares with her parents -- Louisa records her efforts to become the girl her parents would like her to be. But in another, secret diary, she reveals the hardships of this new life, and pours out her real hopes and worries. Can Louisa live up to her father's expectations? Or will trying to be perfect tear the family apart?

About the Author


Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

Praise For…


“Whelan ingeniously imagines the seven months Louisa May Alcott and her family spent at Fruitlands. A convincing, enlightening reconstruction.” — Horn Book Magazine



Product Details
ISBN: 9780064410847
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English