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Jo & Laurie

  • Margaret Stohl
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432883224
  • ISBN-13: 9781432883225
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 538 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020

This product is part of:

Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [6]

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.

About

Overview

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a bestseller, and her publisher and fans demand a sequel. While pressured into coming up with a story, she goes to New York with her dear friend Laurie for a week of inspiration. But Laurie has romance on his mind, and despite her growing feelings, Jo’s desire to remain independent leads her to turn down his heartfelt marriage proposal. When Laurie returns to Concord with a sophisticated new girlfriend, will Jo finally communicate her true heart’s desire or lose the love of her life forever?

Age Range: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up | Lexile Measure: NA

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“A richly imagined look at grief, creativity, and authorship that infuses the beloved characters with new life.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Stohl and de la Cruz capture the spirit of Alcott, a notable feat . . . The quick pace and inspired plot are gripping and emotional, with twists that will keep the audience engaged. Fans of classics, romance, and feminism will be glad to see that Jo March has not lost her feisty essence. New readers and admirers of the original will cheer.”

— School Library Journal

“Stir(s) feelings of nostalgia.”

— Kirkus Reviews