Grade 5-8-Silverthorne covers Alcott's life from her birth in 1832 to her death in 1888, with information about her writing life and major titles. The author creates a clear picture of the period and of a determined, diligent, and loyal woman who was shocked at the popularity of her most famous work. "Did you know-" insets present additional facts that may help spark interest. The period photos of the author and her family are of particular value. A few reproductions and movie stills also illustrate the text. This well-researched title will fill biography requests and be of interest to readers of Alcott's novels.
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