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Eight Cousins: or The Aunt Hill | [Louisa May Alcott]

Eight Cousins: or The Aunt Hill

Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the "Aunt Hill", where Uncle Alex, her six aunts, and seven boy cousins live in noisy confusion. It is nothing like the quiet girls’ boarding school that has been Rose’s home for the past year. Surrounded by a bewildering array of pets, relatives, and unfamiliar foods, the fragile girl wonders if she will ever get used to this new life. Fortunately, Uncle Alex is her guardian. He keeps the aunts from coddling her too much, and makes sure that she has plenty of time to play outside with her cousins.
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Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the "Aunt Hill", where Uncle Alex, her six aunts, and seven boy cousins live in noisy confusion. It is nothing like the quiet girls’ boarding school that has been Rose’s home for the past year. Surrounded by a bewildering array of pets, relatives, and unfamiliar foods, the fragile girl wonders if she will ever get used to this new life. Fortunately, Uncle Alex is her guardian. He keeps the aunts from coddling her too much, and makes sure that she has plenty of time to play outside with her cousins.

Day by day, learning how to care for each of these people, Rose begins to bloom. Eight Cousins is a charming introduction to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classics, which include Little Women and Little Men. Barbara Caruso’s colorful narration perfectly captures Rose and her extended family.

Public Domain (P)2002 Recorded Books

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    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 09-02-14
    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    While this was a cute story, that was well-performed, I don't know that I would recommend to anyone to run out and read it. It is a fun story for really young girls.

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    Jeanette Idaho Falls, ID, United States 02-13-14
    Jeanette Idaho Falls, ID, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2010

    I am a cheerful person. I am plagued by nightmares, so I don't want to read books about scary and violent plots. I like wholesome books.

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    If you could sum up Eight Cousins in three words, what would they be?

    Full of heart


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eight Cousins?

    When they go to the mountains and find an outdoor way of life marvelous.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Caruso’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my 1st book by Barbara Caruso. There were multiple times while listening in public that I had to choke back a sob or blink away a tear. She is excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Uncle Alex's love for his orphaned niece.


    Any additional comments?

    It is wholesome. No swearing, sex or violence. No taking the Lord's name in vain. Just people being interesting in their thoughts. I think this could be enjoyed by boys and girls.

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