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Episode Info: In today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, you’ll get to know why Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, was such a wonder (and indeed, she was!). And who could be a better guest for this conversation than Jan Turnquist? Jan Turnquist Jan Turnquist is Executive Director of Orchard House, the home where Louisa wrote Little Women, and Co-Executive Producer, Director, and Host of the Emmy-Award Winning documentary, Orchard House. She’s a true Louisa May Alcott expert, and has wonderful insight into the Alcott family, and why Little Women has endured. In this episode, you’ll hear: my own very favorite part of visiting Orchard House (hint: it has to do with drawing on the walls!) the beauty in re-reading Little Women at different life stages little known details about Louisa May Alcott, and the very unique and rather revolutionary Alcott family I’ll also tackle a listener question about whether it’s worthwhile to have your kids watch movie versions of a book after reading it. (What I say here just might surprise you!) More free resources & booklists Get the best episodes and reources from the Read-Aloud Revival Keep an eye on your inbox! We'll keep you posted whenever we have a new podcast episode or a great free booklist or resource for you. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course. Yes! Powered by ConvertKit Listener Guide Use the time stamps below to skip to any part of the podcast: 2:22 Q&A: Is it worthwhile to watch a movie version of a book? 3:56 Why it works (in other words: yes) 6:00 Enjoying a story in various forms 9:13 Meeting Louisa May Alcott 12:04 When a book speaks to you in a new way 15:46 A dangerous desk! 17:16 Bronson’s educational maxims 18:17 An autobiographical novel 19:26 A favorite Orchard House room 22:26 ‘The real person in each of their children’ 23:14 Louisa May Alcott, the nurse 28:43 An enduring story 33:02 Always hope 34:28 Thoughts on the newest movie 35:21 Extra, extra! 38:35 Let the kids speak Links from this episode: Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts Little Women (2019 film) — highly recommended! RAR Premium Jamie from SimpleHomeschool.net Jamie’s books: Give Your Child the World Introverted Mom Quotes to remember: “I think they were much more interested in the real person of each of their children, than what society might think or what the normal path would be.” – Jan Turnquist Photos from my trip to Orchard House in Massachusetts: Orchard House (do you recognize it from the new movie?) Mr. Alcott’s School of Philosophy The entrance to Orchard House Books from this episode: Nothing Found More free resources & booklist...
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