The Little House: Her Story by Virginia Lee BurtonThe Little House: Her Story by Virginia Lee Burton

The Little House: Her Story

byVirginia Lee Burton

Paperback | March 30, 1998

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Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she's sad when she's surrounded by the dirty, noisy city's hustle and bustle: "She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Fortunately, there's a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) 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 Mic...
Title:The Little House: Her StoryFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 30, 1998Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039525938X

ISBN - 13:9780395259382

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful little story! Very entertaining and perfect! Look forward to rereading it with my children
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sweet little story The charming story of a little house that is out in the country and who over the years gets neglected but eventually finds a new family to take care of it and become useful again.
Date published: 2016-11-24

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The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer. "This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information".--Booklist. Caldecott Medal winner.

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This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information." Booklist, ALA "