- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (3 June 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1070894575
- ISBN-13: 978-1070894577
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
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Eight Cousins Paperback – 3 Jun 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1070894577 ISBN-10: 1070894575
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The Flower Princess
7 boys and 1 girl...6 aunts and an uncle...18 July 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
EIGHT COUSINS is definitely on my list of favorite books, though I cannot say I like it quite as much as LITTLE WOMEN or AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL. But it does come close, don't get me wrong. The scenes on the little island out at sea, or in the big houses on the green "Aunt-Hill" near the beach where the whole Campbell clan lives, or in Rose's exotic tropical bedroom, or on the skating pond in the freezing winter, create special feelings in my heart that are as fond memories as if I'd really been there. It's definitely a girly book (that is to say, I doubt boys would like it) because the main character is a 13-year-old orphan girl, Rose, and everything is seen from her feminine perspective. I enjoyed how Louisa May Alcott developed the characters: each of the seven boy cousins is different and likable in his own way, and each of the six aunts (2 great-aunts and 4 aunts) has her own peculiarities and lovable qualities. I especially love Uncle Alec, who is portrayed as Rose's young-at-heart guardian who always has the best ideas and the most healthy fun. It was at first difficult to keep all the characters straight in my mind, since Miss Alcott sometimes just calls the boys by their nicknames and since there are so many families, but I created a "Campbell-family-tree" sort of thing on a little card and referred to it when necessary, which was very helpful. Once I got the family straight, I got attached to each one and was in suspense at the climax when Rose gets to choose whether she wants to keep staying with her uncle or go to live with one of the aunts. This book is a good classic that shows how to keep peaceful family relationships and have healthy, clean fun.
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Go, Louisa May!24 March 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I loved this book as a child, and even though it may strike some as preachy, there are some real feminist matters discussed in this text: eating healthy food, learning to bake bread, exercising in appropriate clothes, resisting fashions which are harmful for your body, loving your relatives (some more than others) and seeing the fine qualities of a servant. The New England merchant culture comes to life in this book. i can't wait to give it to my granddaughter for her 9th birthday!
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Classic28 December 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
This was one of my favorite books as a child! Classic Louisa May Alcott but one of her lesser known works. It's smart, funny, educational and relatable!
Wonderful Read7 March 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Charming "new" cast of characters from the always interesting Louisa May Alcott. Just a few chapters in I've been so absorbed that I ordered the sequel, "Rose in Bloom." There is a reason she's a beloved and classic author.
Eight Cousins13 May 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
In my opinion, this book is even better than Little Women :) It tells the story of a girl who has always been an only child, but after her parents' deaths, she is taken in by her relatives, and must learn how to deal with seven rowdy boys, several aunts, and an uncle who can, at times, be just as bad as any of the boys. I have loved this book ever since I was eight years old.
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