Do Louisa May Alcott’s didactic tales of fantasy have a place in children’s reading today?

Last December I had the opportunity to tour Orchard House during the Christmas season (see previous post, “A lovely holiday visit to Orchard House, capped off by some great finds!”). The theme of the period decorations was Louisa May Alcott’s “first born,” Flower Fables. To properly prepare for the tour, I decided to read this …

New releases coming! New annotated Little Women edited by Daniel Shealy; plus book on Louisa May Alcott and Edith Wharton

Get your credit cards ready! Here are two new exciting releases coming up this year for Louisa May Alcott lovers. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * …

A lovely holiday visit to Orchard House, capped off by some great finds!

My husband Rich is a good guy. I thanked him several times for “indulging me” and accompanying me to the utterly charming holiday program at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House this past Saturday. I also had the opportunity of meeting one of you! Robin, it was a pleasure to accompany you on the tour. An …

I gotta crow!

I am pleased to announce that Louisa May Alcott is My Passion now has a prominent link on the Louisa May Alcott Society Helpful Links page! I am humbled and honored (and that's putting it mildly!). This is great organization, connecting you with noted Alcott scholars. Daniel Shealy (Little Women Abroad, Alcott in Her Own Time, …

See a letter written by Louisa to her publisher regarding a sequel to Little Women

In conjunction with an exhibit at the Houghton Library at Harvard University entitled  Louisa May Alcott: Family Life & Publishing Ventures, Alcott scholars Daniel Shealy and Joel Myerson contributed a post to Houghton's blog called "You've Got Mail" (highlighting various letters from Houghton's vast collection) regarding a sequel to Little Women. Here's a tease. Be …