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The Little House (1942)

by Virginia Lee Burton

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A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
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My mom loved this book as much as I did - recently she gave me my childhood copy that's been in her boxes all these years.
  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
One of my favorite books of all time. This story is great to teach children about environmentalism in an appropriate, nonpolitical way. It also talks about generations, family, and love in general. the concept of home can never be discussed too much.
  colingrogan | Dec 1, 2022 |
A fun story about a house that gets engulfed by the ever growing city around it. ( )
  Kyle_Roberson | Apr 23, 2022 |
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton is a book about a house that built in the country. Over time this house began being apart of a busy city as the enviorment was starting to be populated. After much time this house got to be moved from the city and back into a nice little countryside. From the outside this book may not seem like it could be used in a mathematics classroom. However, upon reading this book I think this is a great book to use to describe transformations in the classroom. To be specific, translations would be a great connection to this book because of the house moving from one location to another. This book is a great way to explain how translations only affect the location of a figure and not the appearance. ( )
  annamcgee1 | Nov 1, 2021 |
A little house in the country observes the rhythm of the seasons and the activities of its inhabitants as the once-faraway city draws closer and closer, eventually engulfing it. But a descendant of the house's original builder arranges to move it back into the country once again. ( )
  JennyArch | Jun 19, 2021 |
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Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country.
Now she couldn't tell when Spring came, or Summer or Fall, or Winter. It all seemed about the same.
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A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

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Repetitive text phrases, soft, old-timey illustrations. Contrasts rural life with urban life, addresses the idea of finding out what makes one happy. The little house is built in the country, but the city grows up around her. Eventually, the great-granddaughter of the man who built the house has her moved back out to the country where she can once again be a home for a family and see the apple trees in bloom. Great pastoral imagery in text and illustrations.
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