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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A peak into my mother’s childhood through Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag

After my reading of "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving," I decided to dig deeper into Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag and the stories my mother cherished as a young girl. What I thought would be just light-hearted reading has become a poignant and very enjoyable journey into the past where I am coming to know my mother as a …

An Old-Fashioned Louisa May Alcott Thanksgiving

From Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag comes "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving," one of many charming short stories Louisa May Alcott wrote after the success of Little Women. Story summary It's a simple story of a time long ago and far away (very early 19th century), starring a country family in New Hampshire, "poor in money, but rich in …