Children's author Anne Bustard on her favorite picture book biographies and a few collected biographies, too, birthday by birthday.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
November 29 Birthday: Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott, writer
Nov. 29, 1832-Mar. 6, 1888
Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1994)
Based on her own childhood with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts, Alcott's most famous work, Little Women was followed by other classics such as Little Men, Jo's Boys, and Eight Cousins. Alcott also wrote works for adults.