"Too much traffic"
Thanks for highlighting this. Your little namesake here is interested both in Manga and in Shakespeare, so I may get her one of these books. I've posted a link to this post on Librarian's Place, one of my many blogs. ;-)BTW, our Jenny (age 11) recently finished her book and I gave her a massive pile from her queue to choose from (everyone in my family has a queue of books) --- she rejected them all in favour of "Good Wives" which she is currently devouring. Isn't that lovely? (I'm dreading the "Beth moment" though, although she has seen the movie so I hope it won't be too traumatic.)
That is indeed quite lovely, you must give her my best regards & tell her how very very much I loved those books when I was a kid! All of them, really; "Little Women" when I was younger, and then I compulsively reread "Little Men" (really, I think, the most appealing of the books, no?) and "Jo's Boys"--I think it was partly the vision of the liberal-arts college in the latter that I found so unbearably alluring... Whole passages of those books I feel are imprinted VERBATIM on my brain!