Invincible Louisa : The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs, T38, Scholastic paperback printing, 183 pages. Cover illustrated by Ronni Solbert.
DESCRIPTION: “Every reader of Little Women and Little Men asks:
Were Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo real?
Was there a Laurie?
Were there pillow fights on Saturday night?
In this book Cornelia Meigs tells the real story behind the famous characters- the poor-as-church mice Alcotts and the real Louisa who vowed to give the beloved members of her family what each so sorely needed.
A truer-than-fiction account of a remarkable family and a courageous girl. Winner of the John Newbery Award.” (from the back cover)