Santa Comes to Little House Paperback – Oct 2004
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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.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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!