More Than Little Women. Louisa May Alcott in Springville.
BYU’s Bethanne Andersen was chosen to create the illustrations for a new children’s book titled Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott. The book was written by Yona Zeldis McDonough and published by Henry Holt & Co (ISBN 9780805081923). This week many of the original illustrations from the book go on display in the Springville Museum of Art. And thanks to the efforts of our own Maggie Kopp, Curator of Rare Books in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the exhibition will include examples of Alcott’s lesser known works as well as facsimiles of handwritten documents held in the library’s vaults.
Of course the library has a copy of the book available in our juvenile collections as well as a copy in Special Collections. By the way, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have the second largest collection of Alcott materials after the Orchard House in Concord, Mass.