A Garland for Girls

Read by Lorelle Anderson

(4.7 stars; 128 reviews)

"These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work.

If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain." - L.M. Alcott, September, 1887 (6 hr 9 min)


May Flowers 1:01:57 Read by Lorelle Anderson
An Ivy Spray & Ladies Slippers 40:10 Read by Lorelle Anderson
Pansies 36:35 Read by Lorelle Anderson
Water-Lillies 50:38 Read by Lorelle Anderson
Poppies & Wheat 59:21 Read by Lorelle Anderson
Little Button-Rose 1:07:41 Read by Lorelle Anderson
Mountain-Laurel & Maiden-Hair 53:02 Read by Lorelle Anderson


age old wisdom and gorgeous reading!

(4 stars)

Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite authors, and this is at her best! Words of wisdom that still ring true for girls, plus a pretty story line. My favorite was 'Poppies And Wheat'. Amazing and beautiful job reading, Lorelle Anderson, and thanks so much!

Sweet bpok of short stories well read

(5 stars)

I hadn't ever heard this compilation of Louisa May Alcott's short stories for girls. The stories were all fine and full of good lessons, typical of the author. The reader was excellent. Well worth the time.

Amazing book for young teen girls

(4 stars)

Thise short stories book is full of wonderful lessons and life examples which can give teen girls a new view of life. It cultivates moral values and the plot of each story makes it interesting and pleasant to listen. I thank very much to Lorelle Anderson for her excellent reading!

Thank you

(5 stars)

A nice collection of old-fashioned stories in a similar style to Little Women. I found them gentle and uplifting. Thanks to Lorelle Anderson for the reading, which was clear and smoothly done, and I thought the characters’ voices and their different tones were captured very effectively.


(5 stars)

Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite authors, and a garland for girls is no exception . It has a good mixture of everything a girl should be reading. It is so sweet 🪻 I think my favorite is waterlilys


(3.5 stars)

These stories can be a bit preachy, and they are written for Middle-Schoolers, so I can't say that they really appealed to me. The narration was very good, though.

(5 stars)

Who writes like this anymore? These are not destructive, distopian, discouraging stories, but rather hopeful, sweet and encouraging to those who are thankful for beauty and rest.

Beautiful Blooms

(5 stars)

A lovely bouquet of blossoms that will encourage girls both young and old to bloom wither they're planted.