Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories featured on podcast hosted by A Bookish Home

“This week I’m sharing an interview with Susan Bailey, creator of the blog, Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion. We’re chatting about Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories, the new Little Women movie,  and all things Alcott. ” Click here to listen.   Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list …

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A present to yourself: Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories

To paraphrase a famous line, “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any stories!” Louisa’s stories, that is. In honor of this magical season, here are all the posts I’ve done on Louisa’s Christmas stories. Even though work on my research has precluded reading for pleasure for now (not to say that my work isn’t immensely enjoyable), …

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Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Stories – “Bertie’s Box” in real life

I just picked up an e-book of Christmas stories by Louisa May Alcott from Barnes & Noble called Christmas Tales and Stories (have to love e-books for the convenience, especially since I wanted to start reading right away). “Bertie’s Box” – setting up the story It includes an introduction by the editor, Laura Ciolkowski. She …

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Christmas stories by Louisa May Alcott

I need your help! Here is one area of Louisa’s writing that I am not familiar with. Can you recommend to me Christmas stories that Louisa has written? Seems like a nice way to prepare for the Christmas season. 🙂

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Merry Christmas from Louisa May Alcott is My Passion!

For your Christmas reading enjoyment, here is a link to all the posts I’ve done on Louisa’s Christmas stories. And of course, you can always turn to Little Women – here is a wonderful (and free) dramatic reading to carry you away. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott …

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A Louisa May Alcott Christmas: “The Little Red Purse”

From the Christmas Tales and Stories collection (Laura Ciolkowski, editor) comes a sweet, albeit typical offering from Louisa May Alcott known as “The Little Red Purse.” Even though the essence of the story is very familiar (rich little girl learns how good it is to give to the poor), Louisa always manages to insert something …

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A Louisa May Alcott Christmas: “A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came”

From the Barnes and Noble collection of Christmas stories by Louisa May Alcott called Christmas Tales and Stories (edited by Laura Ciolkowsk) comes a sweet tale with a lot of fodder between the lines for those of us well-acquainted with the life of Miss Alcott. “A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came” The premise is familiar: a …

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Dr. Daniel Shealy’s take on Louisa May Alcott’s fantasy stories

I had a lovely phone conversation with Daniel Shealy who has written essays on Louisa’s pioneering efforts as a fairy tale and fantasy writer. He has edited a volume known as Louisa May Alcott’s Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories, which is a complete collection. I asked him the following questions; the answers are paraphrased but …

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Complete list of stories from the Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag series

Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag is a collection of short stories, mostly for children, that Louisa wrote in the 1880s (including stories from her grand tour of Europe with younger sister May). While none of the stories have anything to do with Little Women, the publisher obviously was banking on the title drawing in lots of buyers …

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Rewriting “A Christmas Carol” for children: “A Christmas Dream and How It Came True”

I came across an article on Scotsman.com about why we so often associate Charles Dickens with Christmas  (see The father of Christmas: What the festive season owes to Charles Dickens) and it really opened my eyes. The influence of Charles Dickens Despite that fact that I have read so little of Dickens, I could still …

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