Louisa May Alcott

November 6, 2012

By Carter.

When Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, she held dear those fleeting moments between childhood and womanhood. Even now, with no hints of childhood left in me, these words still resonate. What a timeless reminder to be fiercely courageous. Even in the aftermath of a storm.

Do you like the pretty design above? Do you like beautiful words? Well you’re in luck! I’m going to pick my favorite quotes from children’s books, and Emily McDowell is going to design them and make them available as prints. Isn’t that wonderful? You can find the sailing print here.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Krissy November 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

I can’t tell you how excited this makes me! (Excited enough to comment, which I almost never do!) Children’s books! Design! Perfection!

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2 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Oh, hooray! Happy, happy morning!

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3 Aline November 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

I love Little Women! Such a lovely book! (And it probably was not write for children, but tells us a little about the stages of women’s life). By the way: the design is very charming!

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4 Victoria November 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

I loved Little Women. Maybe I should read again now that I’m older. Love this print. What a great idea.

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5 ClumberKim November 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

This one is so perfect for my daughter’s room!

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6 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

It’s totally going in my studio!

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7 the emily November 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

I LOVE that! I can’t wait to see more.

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8 Linda November 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

Great first choice! What’s next, what’s next, what’s next? Don’t keep us in suspense for too long please.

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9 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

Love your enthusiasm! I feel the same!!

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10 Danielle November 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

love! Can’t wait to see more!!

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11 Amy Mac November 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Beautiful … the quote and the design! Little Women (and Ramona & Beezus. And the Little House series. And …. oh, I better stop) made me fall hopelessly in love with reading. Thanks, Ms. Alcott.

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12 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

Oh, Ramona. I made paper towel shoes because she did. Sigh.

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13 Amy Mac November 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Right?? Ramona was the one and only reason I wanted a little sister. She was just so accidentally bad, and I loved her so much for it.

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14 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I know! She just wanted to love and be loved!

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15 Miss Lindsey D November 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

FANTASTIC idea. Little Women is one of our favs and we’re so excited to see what the rest of this series holds!

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16 Rebecca S. November 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

Can’t wait to see more! Beautiful and perfect illustrated.

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17 Jennifer November 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I read Little Women once every year, along with Anne of Green Gables. Something in those two books restores and refreshes me.

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18 Amy Hackworth November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I love this beautiful sentence and it’s such a pretty, pretty design!

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19 Margaret November 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Ooh! Can’t wait to see what you pick! I will be crossing my fingers that you pick one of my favorite book quotes, from The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown:
“If you become a bird and fly away, I will be the tree that you come home to” :-)

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20 Carter Higgins November 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Good one!!! LOVE THAT!!

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21 jenny also November 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

“Let the wild rumpus begin!!” from Where the Wild Things Are.

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22 Emily McDowell November 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Oh my goodness! Thanks, everyone! Little Women is one of my all-time favorites too — I loved illustrating this. We’ve got lots more good stuff to come, & I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

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