Little Vampire Women

Little Vampire Women

By Louisa May Alcott; Lynn Messina

Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780061976254, 317pp.

Publication Date: May 2010


"Christmas wont be Christmas without any corpses."

The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has told them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. That's right: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up since you last read their tale, and now they have (much) longer lives and (much) more ravenous appetites.

Marmee has taught them well, and so they live by an unprecedented moral code of abstinence . . . from human blood. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy must learn to get along with one another, help make society a better place, and avoid the vampire hunters who pose a constant threat to their existence. Plus, Laurie is dying to become a part of the March family, at any cost. Some things never change.

This horrifyingand hilariousretelling of a timeless American classic will leave readers craving the bloodthirsty drama on each and every page.

About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832 1888) published over thirty books and collections of stories, most notably the groundbreaking coming-of-age novel Little Women.

LYNN MESSINA has written several novels for adults, including Fashionistas and Mim Warner s Lost Her Cool. Savvy Girl is her first young adult novel. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Little Vampire Women

“Messina flawlessly maintains the flavor of the original, inserting the vampiric element so seamlessly that it becomes evident that a gothic thread was there all along, waiting to be picked up.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Quite humorous. The author’s prose style is sharp, and her imprint on these characters is distinct. There is certainly an audience for this selection.”
-School Library Journal