Publish date: February 27th 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Eight Cousins (#1)
Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom make up the duology of books about the main character Rose Campbell. These are two of my favorite Alcott books, which I recently re-read for the Alcott event and also for my ongoing series on children's classics. Of the two, I prefer Eight Cousins, which is the stor...
7/28/12 ** I enjoyed reading about Rose's transition from being the petted helper to an invalid father to being the active young teen frolicking with her 7 boy cousins. Rose does definitely come across as being a bit priggish and goody-too-shoes (or is that goody-two-shoes?) This book isn't for al...
This is only the second Louisa May Alcott book I've read, but I enjoyed it quite a bit more than Little Women. I definitely want to read the sequel.
"Eight Cousins" (in fact, the entire Rose series) is an adorable story. It doesn't suffer from the same moral anecdotes as "Jack and Jill" and deserves to be quite as well known as "Little Women" because IMHO it's just as charming. It clearly describes the love and friendship between Rose, her seven...