It’s Christmas Eve and although the March sisters and their mother have little money for presents, they gather to give simple gifts and be thankful for their health and their happy home. Their thoughts are with their father, away fighting in the war, and they hope for his safe return. Little do they know that the best surprise of all will be delivered before the evening ends.
Adapted from Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s classic book, A Little Women Christmas by Heather Vogel Frederick is a book to read and treasure during the Christmas season. Bagram Ibatoulline’s beautiful illustrations glow with a warmth that reflects the tender thoughts of the family and their love towards one another.
For anyone who has read Little Women, the story is not a surprise, but by focusing on the Christmas Eve story in the novel, Frederick is able to shine a light on the message that resonates during this season: having family, friends and health is the most special gift of all.
A Little Women Christmas makes a great addition to any collection of Christmas books to read aloud during the holidays.
The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.