Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Paperback - 2004
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A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2004, c1960.
Edition: Full color edition
ISBN: 9780060581800
Characteristics: 238 pages :,color illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth - Illustrator

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Tigard_HollyCP Feb 16, 2019

Though I have fond memories of this series from when I was young, and I read the entire series with my daughter, I caution anybody who sends your child off to read these books alone to be aware of the racism against Native Americans and African Americans in this series. Yes, it is a great series to share together to imagine what it must have been like to be a child of white pioneers, but there is a big part of history missing and/or misrepresented. A great opportunity for discussion.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 19, 2018

The book was very fascinating and well written, it really gives readers a thorough insight of what life was like in the past. It is appropriate and suitable for readers of all ages. Through the perspective of Laura, who is also the writer, the novel brings us through her upsetting and deep livelihood. I would recommend this book to tweens aged 11-14. "Little House in the Big Woods" was a very satisfying yet deep and realistic read. I would encourage younger audiences to read it. @SecretBlossom of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Anita_Dickey
Sep 28, 2018

read this as part of the 300 books everyone should read once collection on Listopia. my daughter (age 4) and i read it together as she waited for her preschool bus each morning. sometimes i wasn't sure if she was listening, but she remembered things even days later. when we finished it she did ask for another laura and mary book. so perhaps we can create even more memories together. i did enjoy the rich vivid detail more this time. i think this is just the type of book that needs to be shared to enjoy it properly

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hsarcoxie
Sep 19, 2018

I was surprised, my 5 year old loved this book. There are enough pictures to keep her engaged but the descriptions are so good that some pages she would act out.

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red_cat_3580
Jun 22, 2018

5 stars. :)
This book is soooooo good! I feel like it allows you to go back to when there was no tv, video games, computers or anything hightech. The only light was from kerosone lamps and candles. This book tells the start of a long story, to a little girl's life.

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allanaaa
May 15, 2017

The series is a stark cautionary tale about the necessity of inherited wealth, and the futility of independent efforts by bootstrapping pioneers, lured in by the promise of land ownership from the government that stole it.

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T78
Mar 21, 2016

Like Annabelle said, this is a wonderful book that shows what life was like in the 1800's. It explains what they did throughout the year. This is a family that works together and overcomes their struggles. A great book that youngsters can read on their own, but it's more fun to read out loud as a family.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Nov 16, 2015

Wonderful, interesting perfect for finding out what life was like in 1800's

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midasthemadman
Mar 16, 2015

Wholesome young adult book. Book one in the series. Introduces Laura and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie as well as Ma, Caroline, and Pa, Charles. Reflects the life in the late 1800's. Good Christian read. B -----Midas the Madman (PAY ME JACK!)

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Rachels_FYI
May 12, 2014

Read this series aloud to my daughter and we both loved it. I loved reading it as a child, but now I'm 40 years old and I love it in a much deeper way. I've cried tears at the beautiful simplicity and goodness of their life and their pioneer spirits. This is a perfect series to start with your child when he or she is 8 years old, or even 9 years old. When kids are 9-10 years old they need to explore how to take care of themselves in the world, and how humans create their survival out of the natural world. This is the perfect series to explore at that time. I think much of the interest for kids is found in how one could survive if one had to without all the modern technology, trappings. And, to learn that there was a long ago time where people were inventing things like grain separators and railroads! Isn't it fantastic to learn self reliance? It's very empowering!

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gina61
Jun 13, 2016

She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the fire-light and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.

Roxannajayc Jul 24, 2012

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

debwalker Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

debwalker Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

debwalker Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

debwalker Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

They were cozy and comfortable in their little house made of logs, with the snow drifted around it and the wind crying because it could not get in by the fire.

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abaumler
Sep 06, 2017

A staple of my childhood!

Roxannajayc Jul 24, 2012

The story of young Laura Ingalls Wilder growing up in the woods of Wisconsin.

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