Lulu's Library Author:Louisa M. Alcott The flowery fairy tales that Louisa Alcott first wrote when she was sixteen, became such favorites that she published them under the title "Flower Fables". She became an instant success, and after success was assured and children were clamoring for more stories, she republished these tales together with those she had told to her little neice dur... more »ing their "quiet hour before bedtime". in a three volume edition called Lulu's Library. These stories in the present collection were selected mainly from the group of fairy tales because they contain delicate flights of fancy and promising bits of colorful description. They are the ladder upon which Miss Alcott climed to fame and should be of interest to the girls and boys of today (sic) as the first effort of an author whose popularity has remained undiminished over the years. This book has the copyright history of 1885, 1887,(By Louisa May Alcott) 1889, 1912, 1914, 1916,(by John S.P. Alcott, and 1930. by Little, Brown, and Company.« less
This book, enclosing 9 tales for children, is absolutely wonderful. I liked the fact that the stories were short enough not to bore children whether they read to themselves, or if read to them at bed time. It touches on a long ago time where life was so different than now. They are pleasant enjoyables stories, and typical of Louisa Alcotts'storywriting. My favorite is "The frost king and how the fairies conquered him".
There are others such as Music and Macaroni, The candy country, The skipping shoes, and more.