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A Garland for Girls

Louisa May Alcott

Book Overview: 

“These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work.

If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain.” – L.M. Alcott, September, 1887

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I'm extravagant, since it costs nothing."

As she spoke, Jessie was gathering long sprays of the rosy vine, with its glossy leaves so beattifully shaded that it was evident Jack Frost had done his best for it. Going to her glass, she fastened a wreath of the smallest leaves about her head, set a cluster of larger ones in her bosom, and then surveyed herself with girlish pleasure, as well she might; for the effect of the simple decoration was charming. Quite satisfied now, she tied on her cloud and slipped away without waking Laura, little dreaming what good fortune the ivy spray was to bring them both.

She found the children prancing with impatience to begin their ballet, much excited by the music, gaslight, and gay dresses, which made it seem like "a truly ball." All welcomed Jessie, and she soon forgot the cheap slippers, mended gloves, and old dress, as she gayly led her troop through the pretty dance with so much grace and s. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Buku ini adalah kumpulan beberapa cerita pendek. Kita akan menjumpai nama-nama bunga di setiap judul cerita. Mawar Mungil adalah cerita yang paling menarik. Cerita ini mengingatkan ku pada karakter Mary Lenox dalam novel The Secret Garden.

3.5 stars
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve read these stories.
I enjoyed them all, some more than others. The characters were unique and different. Some more likable than others, but none were horrible and utterly unlikable.
I love Louisa May Alcott’s style of writing. Each story has some little

Se mi conoscete un pochino, sapete che Louisa May Alcott è una delle mie scrittrici del cuore. Una ghirlanda per ragazze è una raccolta di racconti dove elementi floreali e/o botanici caratterizzano i rispettivi titoli, oltre a comparire più o meno simbolicamente nelle storie. Le protagoniste sono s

Il titolo di questa deliziosa raccolta di racconti nasce dal fatto che ogni piccola storia è denominata con un fiore particolare che simboleggia le virtù e il modo di affrontare la vita di ogni sua protagonista. Le ragazze descritte dalla Alcott sono tutte diverse per carattere ed estrazione sociale

"Written for my own amusement," says Alcott herself? Well, the original readers she won over with LITTLE WOMEN and LITTLE MEN probably scooped up this whole bouquet of charming stories, which probably left a favorable fragrance and a curiosity as to what Ms. Alcott's next offering would be. Today's

A little gem of a book. A collection of various stories, each titled with the name of a flower or flowers. They are obviously instructional stories aimed at teaching morals and good graces to young girls. Although the stories are a bit saccharine at times, I couldn't help but admire the way they tea

“…setiap tumbuhan simbolis hidup di tempatnya masing-masing dan menjalani kehidupannya yang telah ditetapkan.”

Wanita dan bunga

Sepertinya ungkapan yang cocok untuk menggambarkan buku ini. Buku ini berkisah mengenai kehidupan beberapa wanita dengan sentuhan bunga dalam kehidupannya. Antara lain Jessi

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