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The Little House

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Lovely story, but it's abridged from original

    All of my children have loved this book. However, the nook version is abridged, which I didn't see indicated before I bought it. It does not greatly affect how it reads, but we do miss the additional details.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2007

    The Little House Review

    Caldecott Book Title: The Little House Reading Level: Second Grade 2.8 Genre: Fiction About the Author: Virginia Lee Burton was inspired to write and illustrate books for her two boys, Aristides and Michael. Virginia Lee Burton published her first book in 1935. The book was called Choo Choo. It was about a runaway train engine. This book set the pattern for several more books. Virginia Lee Burton¿s continued effort won her the Caldecott Medal for The Little House book in 1942. Burton died October 15, 1968 at the age of 59, from lung cancer. Book Review: The Little House is a story about a little house that saw lights in a far away city and wondered what it would be like to live there. As time passed, Little House saw many changes, and eventually she discovers that living in the city is not for her. She then wishes to live in the countryside once again. ¿This must be living in the city,¿ thought The Little House, and didn¿t know whether she liked it or not.¿ ¿She missed the fields of daisies and apple trees dancing in the moonlight.¿ After facing many difficulties, her wish comes true. ¿Never again would she be curious about the city¿¿ The story was very enjoyable to read. Although it¿s just a simple story, it teaches a valuable lesson about appreciating what we have and finding content with who we are and what we have been given in life. This story would be a story young readers would enjoy. I recommend it for pleasurable reading as well as, teaching material. Bibliographic Information: Burton,Virginia Lee. The Little House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2007

    a good book to introduce the season

    Burton, Virginia lee The little Hose , Houghton miffin company Boston, 1942 Virginia Lee Burton 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 was born on August 30, 1909, in Newton Center, Massachusetts. When she was sixteen and a junior in high school, where there was a good art teacher, she happened to win a state scholarship to the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This book is about a small house built on a hill in the middle of the country. The house sees the world change season at a time. She watches it grow and change in to completely different place. at first she sees the city lights and wishes she could see how it was to live there. However, she soon gets what she wants but it is not what she thought it would be. She becomes lonely and sad. She feels that no one takes care of her or loves her anymore. He fate changes when a little girl sees her. She takes the home back to the country and makes it her own.. I think this book is a good source for teaching seasons. It is fun to read and hold a little surprise in it for the children. They will love that that house seems like a real thing with character and emotions. The colors are great and the pictures are detailed. Hey kids what do you think will happen to the house. Who is the little girl who find it you will have to read and find out. ¿That¿s just the place¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    Who hasn┬┐t at one time wished that they could live some where else?

    Everyone wishes they could live some place more exciting and glamorous than in their ordinary surroundings. This is a story about a little house who saw the lights of a far away city and wondered what it would be like to live there. With the passage of time the little house saw many changes. Eventually she discovers what living in the city it is like to and finds that it is not to her liking. She then wishes to live in the countryside once again. It the end, the little house gets her wish, but has to go through a long period of difficulty before it happens. I found this story to be immensely appealing and enjoyed reading it very much. This simple story teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of appreciating where you are now and finding contentment in your present situation. This book is appropriate for younger readers and I recommend it enthusiastically.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott: The Little House

    What happens to a country house when a city builds around it? The Little House is written by Virginia Lee Burton. She went on to study dance and art at the California School of Arts. This is one of my favorite all-time books. A little house is built out in the country. It enjoys the trees and the quiet life. The house enjoys watching children in the family grow and leave the house. Things change, and houses begin to build around the little house. Soon the little house is surrounded by a city. ¿The Little House was very sad and lonely.¿ The Little House gets abandoned and no one wants to live there. Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. Reading level: Ages 5-8

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2001

    This 'Little' House

    This old house is new again. This story is very indearing. Written in 1942, it tells the story of how the cities and pace of life have changed the world we live in and demonstrates the importance of hearth and home. It'll make you feel warm all over again

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