Like many girls, I enjoyed her children's books. I just read one of her grown-up tales, A Long Fatal Love Chase, and also loved it.
Reading her biography was like a study in Massachusetts and Connecticut genealogy and history. Names and places were all "home" to me, and I was happy to finally learn more about her family.
One of the interesting things I learned from her biography was this:
Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father, is also the father of child-led education.
Isn't that something? I love it when two of my interests or major things in my life meet. It is like a gardner finding secret family documents buried in their flower bed (if only something that exciting would happen!), or a yard saler finding a book that was gifted to a grandmother decades ago.
Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley