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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now the youngest readers can share in her adventures in these very special picture books adapted from the beloved stories. Renie Graef's warm, color paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life. Recommended for ages 3 to 8.
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 9 X 9 (inches)
Series: My First Little House
Summertime in the Big Woods, My First Little House BooksLaura Ingalls WilderHarperCollins / 2000 / Trade Paperback$5.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Long ago, a little girl named Laura Ingalls lived in a little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their good old bulldog, Jack. Winter was just around the corner, and Laura worked hard to help make the little house ready for the cold days ahead. Soon there was frost on the windows and snow on the ground, but Laura and her folks were warm and cozy in their snug little house in the Big Woods.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share her adventures in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Renée Graef's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
Renée Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of numerous titles in the Little House publishing program, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things and E.T.A Hoffman's The Nutcracker, adapted by Janet Schulman. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.
ChurchLibraryIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5No Jesus at the Ingalls' ChristmasNovember 30, 2012ChurchLibraryIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 5Meets Expectations: 1This book has great illustrations and a simple-to-read story for young ones. I bought it for our church library and was surprised and very disappointed that it did not mention Jesus during the Ingalls' Christmas celebration. NO MENTION OF GOD, JESUS OR FAITH. If you want to take Christ out of Chrismas then this book is for you.
Shelly SmithNortheast ArkansasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful Christmas story.December 7, 2010Shelly SmithNortheast ArkansasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was thrilled to find the Laura Ingalls Wilder "Little House" series in a set designed for younger kids. I have a 3 and a half year old daughter who loved the first one I gave her. I have a second one put up for Christmas and it is very hard not to give it to her now. She loved the story and I am so happy to share the memories with her. I read the whole set when I was about 10. I look forward to completing the set for my daughter.
Kristen Olson5 Stars Out Of 5January 3, 2008Kristen OlsonA great introduction for my 3 year old to The Little House series. I loved how simple their Christmas was and how they enjoyed it anyway.