1861 -Massachusetts, North America. There is a civil war. This is the story of four sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March. The March girls live with their mother in a small house in a small town. Their father is away. He is with the Union Army.Laurie Laurence lives in a big house with his grandfather. Laurie is the March girls? neighbour. And he is their best friend. There are films of this story. This series provides a wide variety of enjoyable reading material for all learners of English. Macmillan Readers are retold versions of popular classic and contemporary titles as well as specially written stories, published at six levels.