Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls WilderLittle House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods

byLaura Ingalls WilderIllustratorGarth Williams

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Little House in the Big Woods takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack.

Pioneer life isn’t easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa’s fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.

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 know...
Title:Little House in the Big WoodsFormat: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


Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good! I received this book for Christmas when I was 13, and remember loving it! It's great for people starting to get into reading!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! My daughter, who loves to read, this book helped her love reading even more! I enjoyed this series as a young girl and I am so glad I can share it with my own daughter!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for girls My son loved this book, especially how they made maple syrup, and "sugar snow," and all the simple details of their everyday life.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely i read this whole series as a child. and im a boy. not just for girls
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Books I was looking for a series of books for my daughter that were about simpler time and remembered these lovely books that I read as a child. Now she's hooked.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for young girls If you can overlook the fact that these books were originally intended as conservative propaganda (seriously, look it up), you should read these or read them to your children.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These stories are great Read them as a child and now re reading - still as good
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Story for Read Aloud with Children I remember reading this as a little girl. Now that our children are at the age were chapter book read alouds are appropriate, we scooped this up and have been enjoying it as a family. This story has prompted endless imaginary play! Such a classic!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sweet story to share with little ones My son and I have been reading this every night. He absolutely loves hearing about these adventures. I would recommend this for any child.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic One of my all-time favourites. Beautiful, captivating illustrations, and a lovely story set in 1800s.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First book The first book in the series. Great historical fiction. I read them a little out of order (Little House on the Prairie first, then this one).
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a good book! If you read this book to your children you will enjoy it and so will they.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting read, I like following Laura's Story
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting read, I like following Laura's Story
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Woods A fun perspective on a historical period we know of. Good story. Well written
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book The one that started it all. Great book! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-03
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

From Our Editors

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.