A Little House Birthday (My First Little House Books Series)

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Join the Ingalls family as they celebrate little Laura’s fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. There are special presents from everyone, and that night Laura falls asleep to the merry music of Pa’s fiddle. Renée Graef’s enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams’s classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in our tenth My First Little House Book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved storybooks. It’s a Little House birthday to...

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Overview

Join the Ingalls family as they celebrate little Laura’s fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. There are special presents from everyone, and that night Laura falls asleep to the merry music of Pa’s fiddle. Renée Graef’s enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams’s classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in our tenth My First Little House Book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved storybooks. It’s a Little House birthday to remember!

After a long and somber Sunday, a little pioneer girl celebrates her fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
This book for the very young introduces the family, their log house, their few possessions and their very simple lifestyle. We learn that Saturday night is bath time to prepare for Sunday, and that Sunday is a day for reading, resting, and playing quietly-a very difficult day for young children, enlivened only by Papa's fiddle playing of Sunday songs. But Laura's fifth birthday is celebrated with cakes, presents and the special warm glow so prevalent in the Little House books and caught so well in the gold-tone drawings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064434942
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: My First Little House Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 147,800
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Doris Ettlinger, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Warren County, New Jersey.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mrs. A.J. Wilder
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1867
    2. Place of Birth:
      Pepin, Wisconsin
    1. Date of Death:
      February 10, 1957
    2. Place of Death:
      Mansfield, Missouri

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