Annette P, September 28, 2010 (view all comments by Annette P)
Little House in the Big Woods is a testament to life in pioneering times while being a timeless account of family. When I read Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories of daily life with her family in the 1870s in the Big Woods, I feel like I am listening to a grandmother or great-grandmother sharing with me about what it was like when she was a little girl. Life has changed in many ways since Laura's time; to read about her experiences is to appreciate the differences and to learn about joys to be discovered in simpler (not always easier) ways. A charming collection of stories that can be read by young readers independently, Little House is a wonderful type of book for children to share with an older reader, as it offers many opportunities to exchange experiences of what it is like to grow up in different times. Best of all, what really shines through in Little House is the love and respect family members have for each other. Genuinely heartwarming.
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ristapie, July 3, 2008 (view all comments by ristapie)
I was a lover all of the Little House books when I was very young. I still love to read them. You might say I grew up with them. I never tire of them.
I love to snuggle up in my big chair on a cold winter day and get lost once again in a Little House book...even though I am 60 years old.
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dragon_master, October 23, 2006 (view all comments by dragon_master)
We had to read ths book as part of a list of books in sixth class,and boy,was it awful!Maybe,it's just because I'm a boy,and the story is decidedly girly,but I hated it!
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