Little House In The Big Woods (Little House)
Little House In The Big Woods - Little House Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder 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 wi... more »nter. 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.« less
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Somehow I never read these as a child, nor did I ever see the TV show. Now I volunteer at a little museum dedicated to Arizona's pioneer history, and it seems every child who comes in is reading (or watching) Little House on the Prairie. Time to find out what they know. Not sure what to think considering I'm not the target audience nor have I ever had young children. As a recollection of how life looked for a child in the 1870s-era, it's interesting. Obviously this is seriously sugar-coated for children (there's a lot of candy!); no doubt life for a 4-yr-old was easier, and Wilder's memories romanticize it. I admire the family solidarity but that was a really hard existence, with death just around the corner all the time. Today, in 2021, I might not let kids read this without some explanations and discussion before and after. I wonder how I'd feel about it if I had read it as a child.
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!
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!!