Jo March Bhaer, who first appeared in Little Women, returns as the compassionate mentor to the boys and girls of Plumfield school. The original students are now young men and women, scattered the world over but always drawn to Plumfield to share their experiences. With fond memories of their school days to comfort them, the young men travel far and wide in search of happiness and fulfillment. The firebrand Dan finds adventure and peril in the American West. Emil's life is threatened as he sails the high seas. And all the while, tender romances are finally blossoming. Based on real-life people and events, Jo's Boys has struck an affectionate chord with generations of readers since its publication. The stories of many cherished characters - from both Little Women and Little Men- are given satisfying, heart-warming conclusions. Barbara Caruso's affectionate narration carries readers back to New England in the late 1800s, when life was simpler but still full of adventure.