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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. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Publication Date: 1953
Dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 (inches)
Series: Little House on the Prairie
Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.
Little House in the Big Woods takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack.
Pioneer life isn’t easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa’s fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.
The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.
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.
Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.
1bighappyfamilyNorthern Ontario, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My daughter really enjoyed this book.September 28, 20111bighappyfamilyNorthern Ontario, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am 7 years old and in 3rd grade, and I just finished reading "Litttle House In the Big Woods" and I thought it was a really good book. On the whole the book was an easy read, but some of the words were hard. I liked the pictures in the book. I think the person who drew the pictures was very talented. I found some of the chapters very long, but that's okay because some were short. The book had some very funny parts in it, like when Pa thought he saw a bear but it was only a tree stump. I also liked it that Laura and Mary like to play dolls just like my sisters and I. I would recommend this book to all by friends and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.