1,473 Pages


This book is a collection of ten short stories by Louisa May Alcott. It includes The Brownie and the Princess; Tabby's Tablecloth; A Hole in the Wall; Lunch; Baa! Baa!; The Silver Party; How They Camped Out; The Hare and the Tortoise; Jerseys, or the Girls' Ghost; and The Cooking Class.

The Brownie and the Princess: One little girl from the country gains the ability to understand birds and teaches a young princess to not be so spoiled.

Tabby's Tablecloth: A young girl who lived during the Revolutionary War acts as a spy for her town.

A Hole in the Wall: A sickly boy finds a new friend behind a wall.

Lunch: Two elderly sisters care about the health of a group of boys in their neighborhood.

Baa! Baa!: Two little girls water sheep and change the lives of those around them.

The Silver Party: Tony finds out how to improve his manners after spying on his silverware, which come to life on their own.

How They Camped Out: A trip into the snow turns even more exciting when they get stuck at an empty house.

The Hare and the Tortoise: Two brothers "race," with one on a bicycle and the other on foot.

Jerseys, or the Girls' Ghost: A new teacher teaches girls the importance of healthy habits and exercise.

The Cooking Class: Edith tries to prepare food for her cooking class, and finds her cousin Patty knows many plain dishes.

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