Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin
The exquisite illustrations of Marjolein Bastin meet timeless text in this elegant special edition of an American masterpiece.
The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series is a chance to rediscover classic literature in collectible, luxuriously illustrated volumes. For the first time ever, the internationally celebrated artwork of Marjolein Bastin graces the pages of the timeless American classic Little Women, the story of the March sisters and their journey from childhood to adulthood during the American Civil War. Beyond bringing these stories to life, Bastin’s series adds elaborately designed ephemera, such as a self-made newspaper, a map, an invitation, and more. Whether an ideal gift for a Louisa May Alcott devotee or a treat for yourself, The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series,as a set or individually purchased, is perfect for anyone who feels a connection to enduring literary gems.
Discover anew the world of Little Women. The 1860s, the turbulent days of the American Civil War, and four sisters as different as they could be: Meg, who likes to approach everything rationally and reasonably; Jo, a nonconformist with literary ambitions; tender Beth, who tries to keep the peace; and Amy, the baby of the family who tends to take herself and her position in society a little too seriously. While their father is off fighting the war, the four girls must learn to get by with just their mother while realizing that it isn’t easy for young women to establish their place in the world. Despite numerous obstacles, the sisters carry on and become independent adults, each in her own way, but without losing sight of the importance of family.
About the Author
She also writes and illustrates children’s books featuring the endearing Vera the Mouse character, which she created. Through her art and words, Marjolein offers people a simple reminder to pause and enjoy nature and allow it to be a source of serenity, energy, and healing. Finding inspiration in a bird lighting on a branch or a leaf drying in the autumn sun, Marjolein takes long walks each afternoon to seek new ideas for her artwork and her writings. Marjolein and her husband, Gaston, divide their time between country homes in Holland, Switzerland, and in Missouri, as well a tropical retreat in the Cayman Islands. Each setting provides a unique glimpse of what nature has to offer throughout the world. The couple has a son, Mischa, a daughter, Sanna, and two grandchildren.
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