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.Notable Children's Books of 1940'1970 (ALA)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Set during the pioneer days of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Laura Ingalls Wilder's books chronicle her life growing up on the Western frontier.Review:
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
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, she captured history in the eyes of a little girl who had boundless love for her family, her land, and all of her little houses. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for Laura and her family, but it is also exciting as they 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. For anyone who has ever read and loved Little House in the Big Woods, and for those many readers who have yet to discover Laura's world, this seventy-fifth anniversary edition, with heartwarming illustrations by Garth Williams, is a volume to cherish forever. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061289809
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 75 Anv. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061289809
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-132-90-9532009
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061289809