Little House in the Big Woods

Paperback | April 8, 2008

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

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The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer.

Told from four-year-old Laura's point-of-view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. 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 for the family, since they 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 family 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 history and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

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In this first book in the Little House series, the Ingalls family is snug in its Wisconsin log house, safe from blizzards, wolves, and the lonely forest.

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The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer.Told from four-year-old Laura's point-of-view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Lau...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.59 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400018

ISBN - 13:9780064400015

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite! The reader gets to follow the life of Laura Ingalls, who lives in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Her pioneer lifestyle is a great insight into how different our world is now.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much fun to read! 4.5 stars This is first Little House book, focusing on Laura Ingalls as a 5/6 year old, growing up in a small "house" in the woods in Wisconsin in the late 1800s. Oh, this was so much fun to read! I'm sure I read it when I was young, but I don't remember it. It really brings to life how people lived then. The descriptions are so detailed, along with illustrations to explain how things were made, as people made most of what they needed - food, toys, gifts, and more. I definitely want to continue to read the rest of the series. This is one that definitely holds up - reading first as a child, and again as an adult.
Date published: 2011-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wanted to be Laura! I absolutely loved this book as a little girl and read it numerous times! I wanted to either be Laura, or have her as a friend!
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! This book was definitly better than the rest, but wasn't really interesting as I would have hoped! Younger readers probably would enjoy it more like 7-8. AFter that you'd pretty much loose us!
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much better than the others All of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books are great, but this one will forever be my favourite.
Date published: 2006-06-14

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In this first book in the Little House series, the Ingalls family is snug in its Wisconsin log house, safe from blizzards, wolves, and the lonely forest.