Little House in the Big Woods

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HarperCollins, Jan 7, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages

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.

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User Review  - tbarne9 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Everything from the pictures to the storyline and the characters. I like the pictures in the book because they are realistic and they show what a peaceful farm looks like ... Read full review

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User Review  - mzellh1 - LibraryThing

I had mixed feelings about this book. The plot was simple and cute, but did not give much information about the author. The writing engages children. The big idea is to show how Laura Ingalls Wilder lived when she was younger. Read full review

About the author (1994)

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

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