Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (Google eBook)

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Roberts Brothers, 1871 - Boys - 376 pages
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Review: Little Men (Classic Starts)

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Just finished this with my boys. They liked it ok but some parts were a little slow for them. They like a bit more action and adventure, still it was a cute little book. Read full review

Review: Little Men (Classic Starts)

User Review  - Goodreads

Just finished this with my boys. They liked it ok but some parts were a little slow for them. They like a bit more action and adventure, still it was a cute little book. Read full review

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Page 118 - I told him especially not to do it — the poor dog did not know whether he was on his head or his heels." " You have got him safe," said I, quickly. " Ay, trust me for that, your honour. I have locked him up at home while I came here to look for you.
Page 99 - I'd like to see one; wouldn't you ?" said Tommy, shaking his lance. 3. "Let's have one. There's old Buttercup, in the big meadow : ride at her, Tom, and see her run," proposed Dan, bent on mischief. "No, you mustn't," began Demi, who was learning to distrust Dan's propositions. "Why not, little fuss-button?" demanded Dan. "I don't think Uncle Fritz would like it.
Page 284 - ... tail flying, and his handsome head in the air. But they soon got tired of it, and left Prince Charlie to himself. All but Dan, he never tired of looking at the horse, and seldom failed to visit him each day with a lump of sugar, a bit of bread, or an apple to make him welcome. Charlie was grateful, accepted his friendship, and the two loved one another as if they felt some tie between them, inexplicable but strong. In whatever part of the...
Page 52 - STEPPING-STONES. gave him a seat in the deep window, where he could turn his back on the others, and Franz heard him say his lessons there, so that no one could hear his blunders, or see how he blotted his copy-book. He was truly grateful for this, and toiled away so diligently that Mr. Bhaer said, smiling, when he saw his hot face and inky fingers : 2. " Don't work so hard, my boy ; you will tire yourself out, and there is time enough.
Page 306 - Lucullus, whom frugality could charm, Ate roasted turnips at the Sabine farm." Therefore these vegetable offerings to the dear domestic god and goddess were affectionate, appropriate, and classical. Daisy had nothing but flowers in her little plot, and it bloomed all summer long with a succession of gay or fragrant posies. She was very fond of her garden, and delved away in it at all hours, watching over her roses, and pansies, sweet-peas, and mignonette, as faithfully and tenderly as she did over...
Page 90 - I could put him," said Mrs. Bhaer, more and more inclined to prove herself the haven of refuge he seemed to think her. "He could have my bed, and I could sleep in the barn. It isn't cold now, and I don't mind, I used to sleep anywhere with father," said Nat, eagerly. Something in his speech and face made Mrs. Jo put her hand on his shoulder, and say in her kindest tone: "Bring in your friend, Nat; I think we must find room for him without giving him your place.
Page 53 - You know a good many things which they don't," said Mr. Bhaer, sitting down beside him, while Franz led a class of small students through the intricacies of the multiplication table. "Do I?" and Nat looked utterly incredulous. "Yes; for one thing, you can keep your temper, and Jack, who is quick at numbers, cannot; that is an excellent lesson, and I think you have learned it well. Then, you can play the violin, and not one of the lads can, though they want to do it very much. But, best of all, Nat,...
Page 100 - Tommy rode gallantly at her, and Toby recognizing an old friend, was quite willing to approach; but when the lance came down on her back with a loud whack, both cow and donkey were surprised and disgusted. Toby backed with a bray of remonstrance, and Buttercup lowered her horns angrily. "At her again, Tom; she's jolly cross, and will do it capitally!
Page 101 - ... would be all over with him. Such a running and racing and bawling and puffing as there was before she was caught ! The fish-poles were left behind ; Toby was trotted nearly off his legs in the chase ; and every boy was red, breathless, and scared. They found poor Buttercup at last in a flower garden, where she had taken refuge, worn out with the long run. Borrowing a rope for a halter, Dan led her home, followed by a party of very sober young gentlemen, for the cow was in a sad state, having...
Page 177 - We want to play with your boys for an hour or so, and to see how 'the old woman who lived in a shoe, and had so many children she did not know what to do,

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