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The Littles by John Peterson

The Littles (1967)

by John Peterson

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I enjoyed this book. I liked this book because of John Peterson's sense of imagination was captivating. Throughout the entire book, I was visualizing each event that was happening and the great detail he added helped with that. Another reason I really liked this book was because of its plot. As the Little family lived in the Biggs' walls, they ran into some trouble when repairing the Biggs' house when they were on vacation. The Newcombs had moved in and have brought mice into the house along with a cat. The Littles were in danger and they could not go about their everyday lives. The mice started to come as the Newcombs left crumbs everywhere. The Littles soon had to find a way to get rid of the mice. They suggest a bow and arrow. The plot of this story is to engage readers in something that seems so imaginative, but could be so real. It contains realistic characters and the reader can connect with the characters as well. ( )
  kelseyjenkens | Apr 28, 2016 |
My 6yo and her buddy have been obsessively playing "the littles" for months, and she just started reading them from her school library. I hadn't heard of them, so I picked one up to read it, and blech. The bland prose, the sexist characterizations ... I am making haste to check out The Borrowers by Mary Norton, which these books ripped off, and which I loved as a kid -- hopefully Ada will enjoy the original! ( )
  lquilter | Feb 16, 2015 |
week 14
  monicaann | Feb 8, 2013 |
This book was very good, it showed you how to use your imagination on differnt types of people
  aevans1 | Nov 27, 2012 |
I loved this series when I was a child! It was one of my favourites, and I always imagined that the Littles lived in my house and tried to think of things that they would see and do.

I re-read it with my kids, and they loved it too! ( )
  DarlenesBookNook | Jun 12, 2011 |
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The Littles is a timeless favorite that's been enjoyed for decades. Ready to grab the attention of a new generation, fresh cover art brings an updated look to this classic series.

Meet the Littles, a family like any other but with a few tiny differences! They live in the walls of the Bigg family house where they get everything they need. In return they make sure the Bigg house is always in good repair.
When the Biggs go away for the summer the Newcombs come to stay in their house. And the Newcombs are slobs! The mess the Newcombs make attracts one of the Littles biggest enemies: mice! Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they bring a cat to live with them. How will this little family get out of such big trouble?

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The Littles are a family of tiny people who live in the Bigg family's house. Mr. Little is only six inches tall, and he is big for a Little. The Littles develop a plan to get rid of the mice in the Bigg's house.

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