A Garland for Girls, is a fine classic read, written by the most popular of authors of her time. Written in 1887, this story is par for the times. Ms. Alcott writes in a note in the preface, "These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, thei old friend will not have made her Garland in vain." September 1887
Each of the seven short stories have the following titles: May Flowers, An Ivy Sporay and Ladies' Sli0ppers, Pansies, Water-Lillies, Poppies and wheat, Little Button Rose, and Mountain Laurel and Maidenhair.
Her stories usually center around her daughters, and are reflected in the text. It is a mystery to me why she was in "enforced seclusion", but she always comes out with bright and happy tales that I always enjoy. Very typical of her work.