Historical novel - At 20, when his reign began, Alexander the Great was already a seasoned soldier and a complex, passionate man. This novel tells the story of the boy Alexander, and the years that shaped him.
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"A natural source of stories...she is, and is to be, the poet of children."--Ralph Waldo Emerson "The novelist of children...the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom."--Henry James "The best boys--in the literary sense--that we have ever come across." --"London"" Spectator"""From the Back Cover:
Jo March, the tomboy heroine of Little Women, has grown up! She returns in this beloved sequel as a young woman with a family of her own. Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open their hearts (and their home) to educate and care for a handful of rowdy yet well-meaning youngsters.
Plumfield, the school where the boys learn "how to help themselves and be useful men," has a spirited student body that includes--in addition to the Bhaers' two sons--Nat, an orphaned street musician, cold and frightened when he first appears at the Bhaers' door; business-minded Tommy; Dan, a "wild boy" eventually tamed by love and kindness; and other endearing little mischief-makers.
Outside the classroom, the boys rush headlong from one prank to another--from playing matador with the family cow to nearly setting the school afire with a smoldering cigar stub. But in the end, they prove to have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family.
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Book Description Armada, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006922562