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Little house in the big woods (original 1932; edition 1971)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.
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Title:Little house in the big woods
Authors:Laura Ingalls Wilder
Info:New York : HarperTrophy, 1971.
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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)

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Little House in the Big Woods
Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrated by Garth Williams
  OmarAlKhaledMohammad | Jun 24, 2024 |
Enchanting look at a young girl's life with her family in a pioneer house in the forest, so different from our own life but filled of humanity and wonder. Very enjoyable, except for the long descriptions of how food was prepared, which was a bit too much for me. Don't let that dissuade you from reading it, though. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
Well, yes, it's very good as an answer for a young person's school assignment of "historical fiction", but for me, this might be one case where I preferred the dramatization (tv series) to the book. I found the first few chapters, especially, that involved surviving in the wild woods by virtue of death to furry woodland creatures great and small, rather disturbing--especially when it came to slaughtering the family's pig and then the description of subsequently making . . . hog's head cheese? I thought cheese was strictly a dairy product. ? For the child with my critter sensitivities, I don't think I'd recommend it. ( )
  TraSea | Apr 29, 2024 |
Meet Laura Ingalls...the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunted and trapped. Ma made her own cheese and maple syrup. All night long, the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cozy.
  PlumfieldCH | Mar 21, 2024 |
Meet Laura Ingalls...the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunted and trapped. Ma made her own cheese and maple syrup. All night long, the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cozy.
  PlumfieldCH | Mar 16, 2024 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, CherryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sewell, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenfjord, JoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westrup, Jadwiga P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.
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"Pa might hunt alone all day in the bitter cold, in the Big Woods covered with snow, and come home at night with nothing for Ma and Mary and Laura to eat."
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A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

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The auto-biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a girl growing up in the late 19th century in Wisconsin.
One of the things I really like about this book is that Laura is famous only for having written such a great description of her life and the world in which she grew up. She didn't grow up to be a famous inventor or politician or axe-murderer or anything else. She was just a kid, like any of her readers.
While I'm sure softening some of the hardships and glossing over some of the details, Ms Wilder neither sensationalizes nor romanticizes her life - moments of happiness, joy, sadness, fear and despair are all included.

This is a great book for talking about what life was like in that place and time.
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Small girl in the woods
Held safe from bears, snow, hunger
in family's arms.

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