The author of Little Women wrote many of her children's novels for serial publication in the children's magazines of her day. Jack and Jill is one of these. Published in eleven short serial parts, it begins with an accident that leaves two children confined to their beds, and goes on to show how they and their friends dealt with this and the other challenges life throws at them. Readers of Little Women will recognize in this novel for young people the same Alcott: gentle, idealistic, with her characters virtuous but still fully realized.
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