Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Book - 1953
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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 : HarperCollins, 1953.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780060264307
0060264306
Characteristics: 238 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth - Illustrator

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Wspencer24
Jul 29, 2017

I am rereading this book for the first time as an adult, and I am surprised that I loved it so much as a child. Since the book is mostly a description of the tasks the Ingalls had to complete to survive, I am surprised I found it interesting. Reading it this time around was just as enjoyable.

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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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Rachel_Em
Jan 04, 2015

A year in the life of Laura and her family on the Wisconsin frontier. Re-reading this for the first time as an adult, I was struck by how much of the story I remembered from childhood. As another reviewer noted, there are some not insignificant moments of racism and violence that parents will probably want to discuss with their children.

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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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thebecca
Mar 19, 2014

This series very exciting! i have the whole series, i'm not quite finished the series yet. its amazing to see what people used to do back then, i wish people were like that still.

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julia_sedai
Dec 03, 2013

I'm rereading these books. I read them when I was pretty young and it's so great picking them up again. It's amazing what people did back then to survive. I feel like they knew how to do everything. This is a perfect book for all ages.

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Jhepler1239
May 14, 2013

this is so good, old book about a family = :) happy me

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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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