Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the „Aunt Hill,” where Uncle Alex, her six aunts and seven boisterous male cousins live in noisy confusion. For someone who was used to a girl’s boarding school, it is pretty overwhelming, especially since her guardian Uncle Alex makes her eat healthy things like oatmeal, and tries to get her to give up her pretty dresses for drab, sensible clothes. Much to the horror of her aunts, Rose’s forward-thinking uncle insists that the child get out of the parlor and into the sunshine. And with a little courage and lots of adventures with her mischievous but loving cousins, Rose begins to bloom. Written by the beloved author of „Little Women”, „Eight Cousins or, The Aunt-Hill” is a masterpiece of children’s literature. This endearing novel offers readers of all ages an inspiring story about growing up, making friends, and facing life with strength and kindness.