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  • Louisa May Alcott

    Louisa May Alcott - An Introduction. Many great writers are defined and remembered by one piece of work; one novel or poem that embeds itself in Society. For Louisa May Alcott it was Little Women - enjoyed by every generation since its publication. Born in 1832 in Germantown Pennsylvania into a poor family she received part of her education from family friends such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. These early influences on the young Louisa together with her early life provided much of the material for her later novels. She was also a poet and a short story writer. Here we have gathered together some of those stories which present her in a very different...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    In "The Quiet Little Woman" a lonely orphan girl named Patty, desires only for a family to love her. When a family finally does come for Patty, she learns it is because they need a servant. But it happens that there is one person who cares about Patty, whose life will soon change forever. Written as a gift to five earnest fans of "Little Women", this Louisa May Alcott Christmas story has become a holiday...read more

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    In "Rosa's Tale," Louisa May Alcott spins a heartwarming fable about a horse who magically speaks to a lonely girl at midnight on Christmas...read more

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    "Peace from Heaven", is an impressionistic poem written by Louisa May Alcott that weaves together pagan and Christian imagery to communicate the special magic of the Christmas...read more

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    In "A Country Christmas", Louisa May Alcott tells the story of Sophie, a debutante from the city who travels to rural Vermont to spend Christmas with her cousins Saul and Ruth. Though apprehensive at first, Sophie learns that the charms of celebrating Christmas in the country are...read more

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    "A Merry Christmas / Little Women" is the famous Christmas scene (Chapter Two) from the immortal Louisa May Alcott novel, "Little Women". The four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their mother, celebrate Christmas without their father who has gone to war. Newly impoverished, after father's financial loss, the sisters work outside the home for money to support the family, and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas in the...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    "Tessa's Surprises" is a story about an underprivileged little girl who strives to earn a few coins so she can buy her younger siblings Christmas presents. A heartwarming Christmas tale from Louisa May...read more

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    In this Christmas story, a poor girl named Tilly finds an injured bird in the snow and takes it home to care for it, believing in the lessons her mother has taught her concerning the golden rule and Christ's commandment to love our neighbors. Although her friends think she shouldn't take care of the bird, her kindness is rewarded unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. This version of "Tilly's Christmas" was recorded as part of Dreamscape's The Christmas Stories of Louisa May...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    From the author of Little Women comes a collection of gothic, romantic, and spellbindingtales guaranteed to surprise and delight. This collection represents the best of Alcott'sadult oeuvre. The stories in this volume display dramatic intensity andthrilling, suspenseful plots that show Alcott to be a complex and passionatewriter. Listeners will discover within this maelstrom of murder, deceit,obsessive desire, treachery, duplicity, and betrayal that love and honor canstill conquer all. The book takes its title from the tale "A Whisper inthe Dark," arguably Alcott's gothic masterpiece, a story of imperiledinnocence. Also featured are "The Mysterious Key and What It Opened," "The Abbot's...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    Disc one includes: Gwen's Adventure in the Snow; Rosa's Tale; What Polly Found in Her Stocking; A Hospital Christmas. Disc two includes: A Hospital Christmas (continued); A Country Christmas. Disc three includes: A Country Christmas (continued); Mrs. Podgers' Teapot; Peace from Heaven; The Quiet Little Women. Disc four includes: The Quiet Little Women (continued); A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True; A Song; Kate's Choice; Bertie's Box. Disc five includes: Bertie's Box (continued); What Love Can Do; Tessa's Surprises; A Christmas Turkey. Disc six includes: A Christmas Turkey (continued); Becky's Christmas Dream; A Merry Christmas (from Little Women); A New Way to Spend Christmas;...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    In "A Hospital Christmas" a Civil War-era hospital is the setting for a Christmas story about caring for others, thinking positively and how sharing can make Christmas meaningful for those who have...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    "What Polly Found in her Stocking" is a delightful Christmas poem that tells what a girl of the late 1800s might have gotten from Santa - if she were very...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    In "Mrs. Podger's Teapot", an old woman and her boarder take in an orphan on a cold winter's night. The child's natural spirit of generosity moves Mrs. Podger, and helps her find true happiness at...read more

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    In "Gwen's Adventures in the Snow", Gwen and her siblings set out on a winter evening's sleigh ride only to encounter bad weather. Taking shelter in their country house to wait out the snowstorm, the group builds a fire, makes a picnic from the house's reserves and shares stories to allay each other's...read more

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    In "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True", Ten-year-old Effie lives a comfortable life and experiences Christmases filled with delicious treats and wonderful toys. One night she has a dream that forever changes the meaning of Christmas for her. Encountering a group of underprivileged children, she is inspired to give them a Christmas they will never...read more

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    A short poem that evokes the ambience and spiritual joy of the season, "A Song for A Christmas Tree" is an ode to the wonders of the Christmas...read more

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    In "What Love Can Do", two poor sisters share their modest Christmas wishes with each other, namely: a little money with which to buy gifts for their family members. Overhearing this, the kindly residents of a boarding house come together to make a lovely Christmas surprise for the two...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    In "A Christmas Turkey", a poor family works hard to figure out how they can celebrate Christmas. When the father is unable to provide a turkey, the children venture out into the world, working to earn enough money to pool their resources and purchase one for the Christmas...read more

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    In "Becky's Christmas Dream", a poor working girl is left alone at Christmas time. Wishing for companionship and love, she is spoken to by an old gray cat, who reveals to her a simple truth about being...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    In "Kate's Choice", a young English girl inherits a financial windfall when she is suddenly orphaned. Per her father's wish, she is sent to America to live with the families of each of her four uncles in order to choose where she will live. Each family is full of wonderful, prosperous interesting people, all of them anxious that Kate should choose their family to stay with. But at Christmastime, Kate surprises them all by announcing whom she shall stay...read more