Little

Little

"An amazing achievement...A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human capacity and ingenuity that I am stymied for comparison. Dickens and David Lynch? Defoe meets Margaret Atwood? Judge for yourself." --Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in R "An amazing achievement...A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human c...

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Title:Little
Author:Edward Carey
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Little
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Little Reviews

  • Melissa Rochelle
    Aug 07, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

    2.5 to 3. It?s an alright book. It lost a star because no where did the author say this was loosely based on a real life person. So I can see someone wrongly thinking it was fact. Additionally it was so overly dramatic... the drawings were good though ...

    This book about the girl who became Madame Tussaud is charmingly bizarre (think Wes Anderson at his oddest), a little gruesome, and absolutely fascinating. It's my favorite kind of historical fiction -- I became fully immersed in the setting (mostly pre- and post-revolutionary Paris) a...

    It took Edward Carey 15 years to finish this book ? in addition to writing it, he also illustrated it, and on his website he mentions that it can take a while to make the writing match the illustrations, well, it was worth the time, effort, and patience. I didn?t know what to expec...

  • Charles
    Nov 29, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

  • Gloria
    Nov 28, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

  • Cecily Sailer
    Aug 05, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

  • Demi
    Jun 30, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 30, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 01, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

  • Anmiryam
    Sep 15, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

    2.5 to 3. It?s an alright book. It lost a star because no where did the author say this was loosely based on a real life person. So I can see someone wrongly thinking it was fact. Additionally it was so overly dramatic... the drawings were good though ...

    This book about the girl who became Madame Tussaud is charmingly bizarre (think Wes Anderson at his oddest), a little gruesome, and absolutely fascinating. It's my favorite kind of historical fiction -- I became fully immersed in the setting (mostly pre- and post-revolutionary Paris) a...

    It took Edward Carey 15 years to finish this book ? in addition to writing it, he also illustrated it, and on his website he mentions that it can take a while to make the writing match the illustrations, well, it was worth the time, effort, and patience. I didn?t know what to expec...

    Who could imagine that the life of Madame Tussaud could be the basis for a big hearted and truly wonderful novel, filled to the brim with voice and historical imagination? I didn't, but Edward Carey has brought his love for things -- no other novelist has so deep of love of the physica...

  • Claire McAlpine
    Oct 31, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

  • Carla
    Nov 19, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

  • Victoria
    Jul 10, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

    2.5 to 3. It?s an alright book. It lost a star because no where did the author say this was loosely based on a real life person. So I can see someone wrongly thinking it was fact. Additionally it was so overly dramatic... the drawings were good though ...

    This book about the girl who became Madame Tussaud is charmingly bizarre (think Wes Anderson at his oddest), a little gruesome, and absolutely fascinating. It's my favorite kind of historical fiction -- I became fully immersed in the setting (mostly pre- and post-revolutionary Paris) a...

    It took Edward Carey 15 years to finish this book ? in addition to writing it, he also illustrated it, and on his website he mentions that it can take a while to make the writing match the illustrations, well, it was worth the time, effort, and patience. I didn?t know what to expec...

    Who could imagine that the life of Madame Tussaud could be the basis for a big hearted and truly wonderful novel, filled to the brim with voice and historical imagination? I didn't, but Edward Carey has brought his love for things -- no other novelist has so deep of love of the physica...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Riverhead Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of Little. It was wonderful! I am likely not the first nor will be the last to term this historical fiction novel as charming. Marie/Little is a fabulous creation and I?m now going to research which parts of her ...

  • MaryannC.Book Fiend
    Nov 02, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 26, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

  • Karen
    Jul 02, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 05, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

  • KC
    Nov 07, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Nov 21, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

  • Jackie Law
    Sep 24, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

  • Cheryl
    Oct 30, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

  • Ace
    Nov 14, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

  • Doug
    Nov 30, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

  • Creager
    Jun 13, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

  • Jackie
    Oct 03, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

    2.5 to 3. It?s an alright book. It lost a star because no where did the author say this was loosely based on a real life person. So I can see someone wrongly thinking it was fact. Additionally it was so overly dramatic... the drawings were good though ...

  • Kate
    Oct 13, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

    2.5 to 3. It?s an alright book. It lost a star because no where did the author say this was loosely based on a real life person. So I can see someone wrongly thinking it was fact. Additionally it was so overly dramatic... the drawings were good though ...

    This book about the girl who became Madame Tussaud is charmingly bizarre (think Wes Anderson at his oddest), a little gruesome, and absolutely fascinating. It's my favorite kind of historical fiction -- I became fully immersed in the setting (mostly pre- and post-revolutionary Paris) a...

  • Dan Friedman
    Nov 18, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

  • Will
    Oct 31, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

  • booksofallkinds
    Nov 26, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

  • Mila
    Sep 17, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

  • Nikola
    Oct 23, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

    4.5 stars You can also find this review on my book blog. Seeing Little all over Twitter made me very curious about it plus the art inside. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it to review and I absolutely adored it. Little follows Anne Marie Grosholtz later to be known as Ma...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Oct 24, 2018

    Have you ever thought to yourself Why don't I know more about Madame Tussaud, the wax museum lady? No? ME NEITHER. Not once. On my list of "Stuff That Gives Me Heebie Jeebies," going to hang out with a wax replica of Pierce Brosnan ranks somewhere between people singing "Happy Birthday...