This book was a sweet and pleasing collection of the author's tales. Louisa May Alcott's writing is just as entertaining, simple, and good today as it was when first published. The virtues and faults of her characters are true and true to life, and the virtues she highlights are just as useful today as they were then. I also enjoy her recurring theme of the simplest, smallest kindness being able to do tremendous good. We often forget the power of the small, and it would do many people good to be reminded of it. Thumbs-up all the way through!