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The Candy Country

Louisa May Alcott

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Lily, very politely, being a little frightened.

“Cake-land. Where do you come from?” asked the gingerbread man, in a crisp tone of voice.

“I was blown into the Candy country, and have been there a long time; but I got tired of it, and ran away to find something better.”

“Sensible child!” and the man smiled till Lily thought his cheeks would crumble. “You’ll get on better here with us Brownies than with the lazy Bonbons, who never work and are all for show. They won’t own us, though we are all related through our grandparents Sugar and Molasses. We are busy folks; so they turn up their noses and don’t speak when we meet at parties. Poor creatures, silly and sweet and unsubstantial! I pity ’em.”

“Could I make you a visit? I’d like to see how you live, and what you do. I’m sure it must be interesting,&rdqu. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Candy country was a 2.5 and Ran Away was a 3.5 Candy Country as written like a propaganda story for bread but Ran Away read like something my brothers and I would have gotten into when I was a kid

Typical Louisa May stories. One for girls, one for boys.

The Candy Country is about Lily who takes her mother's big red umbrella and ends up blown into Candy country. She finds herself going on more adventures through a land of gingerbread, cakes and cookies until ending up enjoying the land of wholesome bread. Her adventures teach her to become a good ho

Ok, but not the author’s best work. It was surprising to know that, in her day, Louisa May Alcott knew that it was not good to have not only too many sugar products but also not too many white flour products!

I absolutely LOVE this book!

alcott classic