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Santa Comes to Little House

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Christmas is coming to the little house on the prairie, but Laura and Mary Ingalls are worried. It's been raining for days now, and Laura is afraid that Santa Claus won't be able to travel without snow. Mary is afraid that Santa won't be able to find them so far away on the prairie. Both girls are sure the rain has made the creek rise too high for Santa to cross it.Two ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Donald White
Dec 09, 2014 Donald White rated it really liked it
Beautifully illustrated, but I believe the best version is the original story from THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE (book 2 in the series), chapter 19. The description and tension of the original will keep children's attention, even without the illustrations. My GROWN children still love this story. It teaches contentment and gratitude with grace and beauty, without "preaching" to the reader. The ONLY reason I gave this picture book only 4 out of 5 stars is that I'd rather you read the full ...more
Monica
What a great story to read so close to Christmas when the little ones are setting their sights unrealistically high of "treasures" they'd like to Santa Claus to bring.

The unlikelihood of a visitor arriving safely under the weather conditions weighed heavily in the Ingalls home on Christmas Eve. Either way, in true Ingalls family fashion Christmas day is warm and cheery.

I loved for my children to see through this story how what seemed to be such simple gifts to them were quite grand to Mary and
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Rosa Cline
Dec 12, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, mine-read, christmas
This is the chapter from Little House on the Prairie about Mr Edwards bringing Christmas for Laura and Mary. When it rained so hard and the creek was so high that even Santa Claus couldn't cross it. BUT Mr Edwards saw SC in town and he knew he had to make the trip so the girls could have Christmas. Very touching, moving story. And very beautifully illustrated. My almost 3 year old granddaughter will get the book from our stack of books and just look through the illustrations.
Melanie
Feb 07, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
Another classic illustrated by Graef is Santa Comes to Little House. This story always humbles us when we read about the joy and gratitude the girls feel when they receive their simple gifts. This is the perfect soothing story to read after a busy day of Christmas shopping or baking. This will put you in the mood for an old-fashioned Christmas!
Kim
Nov 03, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: child-s-play
The Christmas story just like it was in the full book! Classic! Reminds kids of a simpler time, before Playstations and Ipads, when a kid was happy with a tin cup and some candy for Christmas. Classic.
Oliver
Dec 30, 2015 Oliver rated it really liked it
This book was good because the children were expecting Santa to come but Santa couldn't come so he told someone else to take the presents all the way to their house and he was able to.
Daniel
Nov 27, 2012 Daniel rated it liked it
Shelves: family, 3-4-5, 1-2, emotions
this book is about joy and gratitude towards our biggest holiday. this book is very family friendly. this girl is waiting for her gift.
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Ingalls wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood growing up in a pioneer family. She also wrote a regular newspaper column and kept a diary as an adult moving from South Dakota to Missouri, the latter of which has been published as a book.
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