The Little House

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Seventy years ago, Virginia Lee Burton built the Little House way out in the country,
and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy
home and her journey from bucolic hill and the pleasures of nature to the bustling
city, and back again.
In celebration of this American classic's seventieth anniversary, this special edition
features a brand-new introduction by Virginia Lee Burton's son, noted sculptor Aris
Demetrios; a bonus audio CD of the story; and a foil treatment on the jacket. This
beautiful and timeless picture book is sure to be a favorite among readers for the next
seventy years, and beyond.

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This Caldecott winner was first published in 1942. It tells the story of a little house, set on a hill amid a field of daisies, with apple orchards, and a pond where the children swim in summer and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbolle1 - LibraryThing

In my opinion, this is an excellent children’s book. I enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. First, I think that the book is very relatable and has many messages for people of all ages. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Virginia Lee Burton was born August 30, 1909 in Massachusetts. She was an author and illusrator of children's books. Her titles include Maybelle the Cable Car, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away. In 1942, she won the Caldecott Medal for her title, The Little House. Burton died on October 15, 1968 in Massachusetts.

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