The Little House was happy to spend her days atop a hill way out in the country where she could watch the seasons slowly pass by. But over time the city grows closer and closer until the country where the Little House is, is no longer the country but right in the heart of the city. In the city everything moves fast and grows up to the sky, until Little House can't see the sun or the moon anymore and nobody cares about the house and it starts to become run down. . . until one day when someone takes notice of the house and does something about it!
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.
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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