This sequel to Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Little Men chronicles the return of the classmates of Plumfield, Jo's school for boys. Readers reencounter Nat, the orphaned street musician, now a conservatory student; restless Dan, back from the gold mines of California; business-minded Tom; and other old friends. Treasured for their sensitive and sympathetic portrayals of young adults, Louisa May Alcott's novels have delighted generations of readers of all ages.
In Little Women, Little Men, and other beloved books, Louisa May Alcott recounted the triumphs and tragedies of the March sisters. Jo’s Boys is a sequel, published some years later, that continues the heartwarming story, depicting the careers and marriages of the sisters’ children and their schoolmates.
Jo, the irrepressible heroine of Little Women and later the maternal Mrs. Bhaer in Little Men, now welcomes her former students back to Plumfield, and enjoys their reunion with the young ladies of the March clan. Nat, the orphaned street musician, has become a music student in nearby Boston; business-minded Tommy is studying medicine; Dan, a troubled but good-hearted boy, is still restless, having tried sheep ranching in Australia and gold mining in California. The original “little men” have grown up and scattered, but they are still — and probably always will be — Jo’s boys.
Enhanced with seven illustrations by Natalie Carabetta, this delightful story — carefully abridged to retain the flavor and charm of the original — will captivate new generations of readers and listeners and delight Alcott fans of all ages.