Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868). Her youngest sister May died in 1879 and Louisa took over the care of her niece, Lulu, who was named after Louisa and hence the name of these books – this being the first of the three volumes for the younger Louisa May.
Lulu's Library is a collection of 32 children’s short stories in three volumes written between 1886–1889.
The 12 stories in Volume 1 are:
1. A CHRISTMAS DREAM
2. THE CANDY COUNTRY
3. NAUGHTY JOCKO
4. THE SKIPPING SHOES
6. ROSY'S JOURNEY
7. HOW THEY RAN AWAY
8. THE FAIRY BOX
9. A HOLE IN THE WALL
10. THE PIGGY GIRL
11. THE THREE FROGS
12. BAA! BAA!
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Alcott suffered chronic health problems in her later years, including vertigo. She and her earliest biographers attributed her illness and death to mercury poisoning. During her American Civil War service, Alcott contracted typhoid fever and was treated with a compound containing mercury. Recent analysis of Alcott's illness suggests that her chronic health problems may have been associated with an autoimmune disease, not mercury exposure. However, mercury is a known trigger for autoimmune diseases as well.
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