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Santa Comes to Little House Paperback – Sep 30 2004


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Little House; Reprint edition (Sept. 30 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006058694X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060586942
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,701,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Santa Comes to Little House, illus. by Renee Graef, lifts the Christmas chapter out of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4-How are Santa and his reindeer going to make it to Mary and Laura's house with the creek so swollen with water and them so far away in Indian Territory? Mr. Edwards, their neighbor, won't be able to join them for Christmas dinner, either, as he lives on the other side of the creek. As Ma begins to prepare the wild turkey that Pa has killed for their dinner, the cabin has an air of somberness. Christmas does come to the little house, but in a much different way than Mary and Laura expected. Graef's illustrations, done in soft, warm colors, elicit the feeling of times gone by and make the story accessible to a wide age group. As with other picture books created from text excerpted from the "Little House" books (HarperCollins), readers will not benefit from Wilder's rich and skillful development of characters; without the context of the complete story, they will not be as involved in the action. Nonetheless, this is a sweet family read-aloud for veterans of the series, or a way to introduce these sisters to younger audiences.
P. G.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on Feb. 14 2002
Format: Library Binding
I like this book because it talks about how there are three girls that are waiting for Santa. I would buy this book because it's a nice and gentle book and how this man was friendly to these people I would say this book is for 4 year olds to 11 year olds.
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By A Customer on Feb. 7 2002
Format: Hardcover
I like this book because it talks about how there are three girls that are waiting for Santa. I would buy this book because it's a nice and gentle book and how this man was friendly to these people I would say this book is for 4 year olds to 11 year olds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Santa comes to little house Feb. 14 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Library Binding
I like this book because it talks about how there are three girls that are waiting for Santa. I would buy this book because it's a nice and gentle book and how this man was friendly to these people I would say this book is for 4 year olds to 11 year olds.
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Darling! May 15 2009
By Ann Stone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Loved this book! I've always been a Little House fan, and this particular story, my favorite. It's fun to have this Christmas story in picture book format to enjoy with little ones during the holiday season.
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does not spill the beans about Santa April 14 2011
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the chapter on Christmas from the "Little House on the Prairie" book - told with wonderful illustrations. Santa gives the gifts to Mr. Edwards, and he delivers them. Beautiful book.
A Little House Christmas - special and heartwarming! Dec 7 2009
By Z Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love all of the Little House stories ( both the books and picture books, as well as the wonderful television series), and this is one of my favorites. I'm so glad to be finally able to share it with my almost 5-year-old daughter. In this story, Laura and Mary are disheartened to find the weather wet and dreary, with no sign of snow...and that means no Santa Claus. This is explained is such a charming way: "Didn't he have his reindeer?"Laura asked. "You know he couldn't,"Mary said. "There isn't any snow." So the sisters resign themselves to a Christmas without presents from Santa, and no visit from Mr. Edwards (Pa's good friend)because of the rising creek. But they find that miracles can and do happen...Santa travels with a pack-mule in the Southwest, and courageous and kind Mr. Edward crosses the creek!

This is a charming Christmas story to be shared with young children - it harks back to a simpler time when children's expectations were so much more realistic and down-to-earth (as compared to the over commercialization of Christmas these days). Reading about Laura and Mary's heartfelt joy and gratitude at receiving tin cups, candy, cakes, and a penny (imagine, an entire new penny for each!) is sobering indeed. I consider this a classic Christmas book!
And very beautifully illustrated. My almost 3 year old granddaughter will ... Feb. 8 2015
By Rosa Cline - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the chapter from Little House on the Prairie about Mr Edwards bringing Christmas for Laura and Mary. When it rained so hard and the creek was so high that even Santa Claus couldn't cross it. BUT Mr Edwards saw SC in town and he knew he had to make the trip so the girls could have Christmas. Very touching, moving story. And very beautifully illustrated. My almost 3 year old granddaughter will get the book from our stack of books and just look through the illustrations.


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