The Little House   -     By: Virginia Lee Burton
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The Little House

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1978 / Paperback

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This engaging picture book cleverly represents a wealth of information, the changing seasons in the country, the advancement in architecture and transportation, growth in population, and the accelerating tempo of city life. For ages 4 to 8. The 1943 Caldecott Medal winner.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1978
Dimensions: 9 X 9 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 039525938X
ISBN-13: 9780395259382
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad when she’s surrounded by the dirty, noisy city’s hustle and bustle: “She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight.” Fortunately, there’s a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!

Author Bio

Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.

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"This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information." Booklist, ALA

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  1. LINDY GREAVES
    South Africa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An absolute favorite- don't miss it!
    January 18, 2011
    LINDY GREAVES
    South Africa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Here is a story I would want every child to hear. This is a beautiful story of the life cycle of a house. But there is a deeper story- that of modernisation and "progress" . It is told in a way that children can understand, and appreciate. The warmth of the house, a real home, can be felt through the story. The plight of the little house, surrounded by a city, is very moving, but the ending is a very lovely one for the little house. Good discussions can come out of this book, as well as simple observations. Simple art work adds a special touch.
  2. R5Bales
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 3, 2009
    R5Bales
    This is a story about a house that was built well that the builder declares "This house will never be sold for money. Our great grand children's great grand children will live in thie house." The house watches the days, seasons go by. She watches the city grow around her. She grows old and shabby. A woman recognizes the house as the one her grandmother lived in. They move the house out of the city and into the country. The house is happy again. It is a sweet, sweet book that my 4 year old listens to over and over again.
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