Thursday, March 19, 2015
Little Women Read-Along: The P.C. and P.O. (Ch. 10)
This is a whimsical and fun chapter, isn't it? Kind of a refreshing change after all the earnestness and serious contemplations of the last few chapters. I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to write up a humorous newspaper like theirs. I wrote a very serious family newspaper when I was like ten, and kept it up for several years, but it was me on my own and not nearly as fun as if I had had literary-minded siblings. And yes, I totally got the idea for that from this book :-)
My copy says that Alcott and her sisters really held a Pickwick Club and wrote up funny newspapers exactly like this. I love that, don't you?
"Hear! Hear!" cried Jo, clashing the lid of the warming pan like a cymbal (p. 96).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Do you think the girls ever let Marmee read their paper?
Did you ever take up an activity inspired by a book you read?