Publisher description for Little house in the big woods / by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams


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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.

Notable Children's Books of 1940'1970 (ALA)

1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children)

Horn Book Children's Classics 1976

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 Juvenile fiction, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life Wisconsin Fiction, Family life Wisconsin Fiction