Book Reviews of Little House in the Big Woods (Little House)

Little House in the Big Woods (Little House)
Little House in the Big Woods - Little House
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN-13: 9780060522360
ISBN-10: 0060522364
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 176
Edition: 1st Avon E
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The first in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved series of her pioneer girlhood, this story begins in 1871. Laura is 4, nearly five, and she shares the fun of the 4 seasons in the Little House with her Ma, Pa, big sister Mary, and baby sister Carrie. A classic for good reason.
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Helpful Score: 3
Sweet book..part of the Little House series. Very good as a read aloud before bed, or with the kiddos. Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 3
238 pages. Excellent choice for summer reading for a 4th or 5th grade student. Not just for girls.....both of my boys loved this series. The popular television series is based on the "little house books" Follows the life of an early pioneer family in Wisconsin.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a classic everyone should read it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. A very sweet book about the life and times of pioneers and their families.
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Start on your Little House on the Prairie journey here!
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It is pretty long (238 pg) but veary good!
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Great book to read with your family!
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A childhood favorite that I re-visit when I want the warm fuzzies!
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This is the first book in the Little House series. I read this whole series over and over as a kid. A must read for every child. The series is not only entertaining but also eduacational. It's a fun way for kids to learn about the pioneer days.

FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK
America's Original Pioneer Girl
Meet Lauran Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books.
Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS is the first book in the Laura years series.
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I loved the tv series very much,and the book for me goes with the tv series very well.The book is a very real account of some one who lived and enjoyed life for all she had.
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I read the entire series many times as a kid. I loved these books & so did my daughter. I recommend this series for all kids who need a break from the sci-fi/fantasy/cartoon books that are out there now.
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Although the lives of the Ingalls family can be seen on television everyday through the broadcasting of classic episodes of "The Little House on the Prairie" series from the 1970s, it's through reading the books in the "Little House on the Prairie" series that one truly gets a glimpse at what life was like for many Americans before television, motorized vehicles and telephones were invented. The first title in the series is "Little House in the Big Woods" and is appropriate for readers ages 6 and up.

Even though this reader has read "Little House in the Big Woods" more times than she can count since she was barely older than Laura is in these stories, the tales never get old. The stories of Pa encountering a bear on the way home from selling furs in town or Ma's encounter with the bear when she goes out to feed the cow still have the power to take the Examiner back to the days of Laura's childhood. Not only do the various descriptions of daily life remind one of a simpler time, they are also incredibly educational. One could easily learn how to smoke meat in a homemade smoker, learn how dependent pioneers were on the reliability of their gun and how to make homemade cottage cheese. Those wanting to use the "Little House" books to teach children about life in that period of American history only need do an internet search of lesson plans and suggestions for the books.

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I love the description that she uses in her book. You really get a feel for how the family lived and the conditions of their household, which isn't to say they were bad. A cute, fun, book in a series about the author's life as she was growing up.
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I read the Little House books when I was a kid. They're classics.
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Part of the Little House series, I enjoyed it as much as my girls did!! :0)
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Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunted and trapped. Ma made her own cheese and maple sugar. All night long the wind howled lonsemly, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cosy.
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Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs.
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A classic - just finished reading this to my 7 year old daughter -- she LOVED it.
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Children's classic.
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Wholesome. Good bedtime story for little ones. Full of morals and adventure.
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Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived wit her Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunted and trapped. Ma made her own cheese and maple sugar. All night long, the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cozy.
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Great book, love the whole little house on the prairie series.
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My four year old loves this book! And so do I :)
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Wonderfully wholesome series. Simple ideas and straightforward writing. Great for reading aloud to children....entertains multiple ages in an audience. Simple, but great attention to details of historic daily life as a child. A good job of showing historical family expectations of children. Family favorites at my home.
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It's good
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This is a wonderful book. Anyone who reads it will learn alot about life before modern conveniences. Although Laura's family works for everything they have and just to stay alive, life was yet alot simpler back then. The story is from the point of view of Laura Ingalls when she was 6 years old. There is alot of detail and simple joy in this book.
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VERY VERY GOOD BOOK!!!
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A classic children's book perfect for the inquisitive kindergartener who, like 5-yr-old Laura, enjoys learning about life, nature, and family.
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This wasn't quite as engaging as I thought it might be considering the popularity of these books. Maybe I'm just too old to appreciate them (nah!) or maybe the author improved as she wrote the series?
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excellent reading of a lovely family and the hardship and good times they endured
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This is the very first Laura book my 5yr old and 2 yr old daughters and i read together, we loved this book. We are now hooked on the Laura Ingalls Wilder series and can't seem to get enough of it!! Highly recommend this series to all ages!!
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started reading them as chapter books when my son turned three. worked great to keep his attention, and wholesome, too.
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What can I say? It's a classic that took me no more than an hour to re-read. I doubt I'll re-read it again until I have children. But that makes it no less valuable to me. First in a series; sequels include Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, Little Town on the Prairie, The Long Winter, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.
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It is a shame that I had this book since I was a child and only NOW read it. I think it was so interesting learning about life in the 1870s with what was cooked, how things were farmed, what celebrations went on, etc. I am glad that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote these books that give not only her own personal accounts of things to pass down in generations, but a wonderful history of what life was like. Very fun. Definitely something adults can enjoy!
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The first in the Little House on the Prairie series- a timeless classic, perfect for any young girl. Takes you back in time to the beautiful Ozarks- beautifully written.
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Enjoyed it
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I went back and read the Little House books again as an adult. It gave me a whole new appreciate of how far we have come and the stock from which we spring.
They are real American classics.
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Beautiful copy!
Life is hard living on the frontier of Wisconsin in the 1870's. Laura is only a little girl, but she still needs to help with chorus around her family's log cabin. There are wild animals in the woods, and they must provide for themselves since the nearest town in hours away. But it's not all hard work. If Pa's not tired, he might entertain his daughters with a story or by playing his fiddle. With family relatively nearby to visit, life is certainly never dull.
I had not read these books since I was a child until picking this up to reread. I had forgotten how entertaining they really are. There is no real plot, just a collection of stories covering a year in the life of the Ingalls family. This makes sense since they really are an autobiographical work. Still, the simple charm of the stories sucked me right in and I had a hard time putting the book down. There is plenty of detail here to give anyone a good picture of daily life during this time. And I must mention the illustrations by Garth Williams that greatly add to the book.
There's a reason these books are so well loved 70 years after they were written. They are an entertaining look at everyday life in a different time and place. This is a book to treasure.
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This is a great book to see how people lived the simple life. Each chapter is like it's own story. These folks survived on the land with little help from others. They made most of what they used. Talks about how they kept meat and vegetables over winter without refrigeration. What they did for entertainment. How they got clothing, etc. Very interesting for young people so focused on technology they cant even care for themselves.
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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)

1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children)

Horn Book Children's Classics 1976
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Great book. Different cover though - same ISBN number.
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yellow not checkered
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No dust jacket and a slight stain on the back cover but otherwise in good condition