Little House in the Big Woods (Little House Series: Classic Stories #1)

Little House in the Big Woods (Little House Series: Classic Stories #1)


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Little House in the Big Woods (Little House Series: Classic Stories #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams, Morrell, Lefaivre

Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack.

Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.

And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064400015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Little House Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 26,590
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1867

Date of Death:

February 10, 1957

Place of Birth:

Pepin, Wisconsin

Place of Death:

Mansfield, Missouri

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Little House in the Big Woods 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In 3rd grade I had this complete series read to me. Now I am sharing it with my girls during Lit. lessons as we homeschool. I am so glad they are loving the story. My 7 year old has been reading it on her own and I read it to them for about 15 minutes so that my 6 year old gets the story also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is a sure joy to any child that loves to read and brings a warmth that is very hard to capture in many other stories. As i read, the book seemed as if it was glue in my hands. To stop reading was extremly difficult. The detail in the story makes you feel as If your there with the Ingalls Family. Word by word, step by step, if you were to travel back this book would be able to tell you how to preform everyday tasks as if someone was there with you. The story line alone was very entertaining and original. I highly recommand this book to young girls because the story will certianly amaze them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get this - I read this book after my mom read it after her mom told her of her grandma's life on the fronteer in the west. This is a book that all children should read of the way America once was when there was something new to discover over every hill and mountain, as well as in every forest and in every field.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the pioneers, you should check out this book! It gets you going and once you're done with the book, you're ready to start the next book! CAUTION: DON'T READ THE OTHER BOOKS BEFORE YOU READ THIS ONE, OR ELSE THE STORY WILL BE SPOILED FOR YOU!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old loved it. I would recommed it because it tells Wilders life and if you like history you will like this book.
Sam_Plus_Ten More than 1 year ago
Hi. My name is Sam and I'm six. I like this book because it teaches us things that are good and that are bad so we don't do them. There are a few characters who cause trouble and I learn about life in a cabin. At night, Jack Frost creeps through and blows frost on the pictures at Christmas. You need to use all of the manners you have when you go to town. I listen to it at night and it helps me go to sleep. When we were traveling, I listened to it in the car and I like it.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
This book is awesome i have read it before and love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It made me feel like I was Laura, because it was so descriptive. It is funny, adventureous, and imaginative. If you like all those things then I recommend this book for you. - PowerFlash27
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Also, read the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isn't it just the best book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good start to the series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her books!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! I have read the first to and I can not wait to read famer boy! I think this is a great book for children and who knows while they are reading they might learn something
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This is my favorite book I'm going to try to read the whole seires this summer which in my school is in 9 1/2 days I recomand you read this book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real thrilling autobiogrophy of Laura Ignalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods. A nice tale of a country girl living in a house in the woods. Kids now days are so addicted to technology, fast food, and cities, the way we live. This book is a great read for children because it is simple and fun. It feels like you are there watching the film you made play through you head everytime you read it. Picking up thus book makes me smile and I have it on my shelf. You should definetly read this book and you will be excited from when you start to read until the very last page. I love the part where Laura goes to her famulys Chrismas party and meets another Laura who is not the nicest. They have a breif argument on whose younger sister is the prettiest. The way Ignalls describes the beautiful gowns her aunts, her mother, grandmothers, and her other women relatives were wearing was the most incredible description I have heard in,possibly, my life. My favorite charactor is Laura and the way she is so brave and wonderful. During all the times I have read the book Little House in the Big Woods I hace always found new words I might not have seen before. Having this book on my shelf at all times is probobly one of the greatesg honors I have ever, ever had. Reading Littke House in the Big Woods is wonderful, like an energy bursring from every page. I cherish every second I am reading Laura's story whenever it is or whatever time it is. I hope reading The Little House in the Big Woods is just as memorable and exiting as ut was for me. Laura Ignalls Wilder really pushed herself (not that she needed to) to do her absaloute BEST work on this truly magnificent peice of writing that is a cherishable memory that everyone will keep for absalote forever.
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Wish_Upon_A_Story More than 1 year ago
Good Book! LIttle House in the Big Woods, the first in the Little House series, covers a small portion of Laura's life from age 3.  You'll find the rest of her story in the other eight books:  Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Farmer Boy, By the Shores of Silver Lake, Little Town on the Prairie, The Long Winter, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.  This charming book describes the life of a young pioneer girl and is inspirational and sweet.  I highly recommend it.