Simple, sweet and timeless

I found a lovely poem that Louisa May Alcott wrote that perfectly reflects the successful formula she used in writing for  children. She may have disdainfully considered it "moral pap" and only wrote it to make money, but when I read something like this, a very reassuring voice comes through the simple tale and time-tested …

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Stories by Louisa May Alcott in St. Nicholas Magazine

I went searching for Christmas stories penned by Louisa and my search led me to Mary Mapes Dodge's St. Nicholas Magazine, Volume XXX. This link will send you to Google books where you can read the entire volume online or download it as a PDF (777 pages worth!). Google Books is just amazing! Mary Mapes …