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Although the Little House stories are traditionally seen as "girl" books, boys might be happily surprised if they take another peek at their sisters' shelves. Little House in the Big Woods--the first book of the series and Laura Ingalls Wilder's first children's book--is full of the thrills, chills, and spills typically associated with "boy" books. Any boy or girl who has fantasized about running off to live in the woods will find ample information in these pages to manage a Wisconsin snowstorm, a panther attack, or a wild sled ride with a pig as an uninvited guest. Every chapter divulges fascinatingly intricate, yet easy-to-read, details about pioneer life in the Midwest in the late 1800s, from bear-meat curing to maple-tree sapping to homemade bullet making.
Wilder's autobiographical tales ring with truth and excitement. Readers will receive a perfectly painless history lesson, and in fact will clamor for more. Beloved illustrator Garth Williams spent years researching young Laura's pioneering family. His soft-line illustrations bring to life the full, simple days and nights in the family's log cabin. No one can read just one Little House book! (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover.
Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack.
Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.
And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
It is a great price for a great book, but large sections are missing! Whole paragraphs are cut out and there are sections where one sentence changes abruptly into something else,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lauren
...bought it for my 6 year old granddaughter. It is so much more fun reading on a kindle (for her). I ended up getting her a tablet and downloading the kindle app. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sharon Covert
I love the Little house series. It's a wonderful depiction of life in the 1800's, and I love the history of the Ingalls family. I would recommend it for any child. Read morePublished on June 15 2013 by Eva Barlow
I bought this book for a young friend. I loved the book when I read it with my mother in 1955. This book is timeless. It is well written and holds the interest of the young reader. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2012 by Nancy J Lowe
I read these as a youngster and I am re-reading them after a trip near Independence, Kansas where we saw a house where Laura's family once setteld. They are great books! Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by K. M. Chance
I am an 8 year old girl who loves the Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Why I liked it is because it's so happy and because I liked the little girls. Read morePublished on April 3 2004
This book shows what it was like back in the 1800's. It tells when they had to travel by wagons and you couldn't go to town everyday. Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Amazon Customer
The first book of the Little House series that has become an (North) American classic. When I first read this book as a child I was thoroughly mesmerized by Wilder's evocative... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004 by K Scheffler
Little House in the Big Woods is fantastic! Laura celebrates her fifth birthday and Christmas with her family. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004