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ISBN13: 9780395259382
ISBN10: 039525938x
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Publisher Comments:

The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.

Review:

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

Synopsis:

This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all.

 

This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

Synopsis:

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 shes sad when shes surrounded by the dirty, noisy citys hustle and bustle: “She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight.” Fortunately, theres a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!

About the Author

Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children.

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Robert Zupperoli, January 29, 2009 (view all comments by Robert Zupperoli)
This is an excellent story that can be used in grades one through three for lessons on neighborhood, community and social studies. The Little House is a classic in children's literature, the story is beautifully told and has luminous illustrations. It was a Caldecott Winner. It has been and remains among my favorites. I use it year after year in the classroom, it never looses its relevance. The story of a house withstanding urban sprawl was recently played out in real time in Seattle (Oct/Nov '08). This is also a story about growth, change, and loyalty. Enjoy this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395259382
Author:
Burton, Virginia Lee
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Karas, G. Brian
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Houses
Subject:
Cities and towns -- Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
1011
Publication Date:
April 1978
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.02x9.59x.20 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395259382 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information."
"Synopsis" by ,
This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all.

 

This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

"Synopsis" by ,
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 shes sad when shes surrounded by the dirty, noisy citys hustle and bustle: “She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight.” Fortunately, theres a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!
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