Little House in the Big Woods (Little House #1)
Laura Ingalls and her family live deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Their log cabin is surrounded by miles of trees, and their closest neighbors are bears, wolves, and panthers. Daily chores keep Laura and her sister Mary busy, but they still find time to go exploring with their dog, Jack.
For one thing...more
Well, the life of the Ingalls is wonderful indeed. But what attracts me more is the fact that this book always makes me hungry all the time. You don't believe me, do you? Well, don't take my words for it, just try yourself...especially when you're reading through the "pouring hot maple syrup in the snow", "roasting th...more
Brontë: So first ... did you like it? did you love it? or did you hate? did you think it was okay? or did you really like it?
Pa: I loved it. It was...more
I chose to have more than a zillion stars. It was about the author growing up when she was a kid. One of the most interesting part was about the [wheat] thrasher guys. They had this big machine that ran on horsepower called the separator. It separated wheat.
There was a dance in it at Grandpa's house. The author's Grandpa used maple trees to make maple syrup that they put on snow to make yummy candy.
It was all about the 1870s, when Laura Ingalls Wilder...more
I went nuts for this series beginning in 4th grade, so much so that I was convinced I'd been born in the wrong century. Given how crazy I was about these books, it's surprising I never went back to read them again before now. Thank you, Kressel, for the inspiration.
The two memories that stayed with me about this book down through all these years were the way Pa played the fiddle at night and the part where they poured the maple syrup on snow. Reading it again refreshed m...more
Laura is only about three years old here, and the story centers around one year in her life. In addition to Laura there is her older sister Mary, and Ma, Pa, and Baby Carrie.
The first thing that struck me upon rereading this was how "slow" it in...more
We're on to Little House on the Prairie next!
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Beth Ann and I have several times discussed writing a modern-day sequel entitled Little House in the Valley. Laura gets up early every morning to sort the spam and check the website. Then she squeezes orange juice and makes two big lattes for Daddy and his boyfrien...more
I wasn't sure how this book would hold up, but I was just as entranced by the story now as I was when I was a kid. I'm not sure how much of my enjoyment came from the nostalgic memories but it doesn't really matter, I absolutely loved re-reading this! As a kid, I was very fascinated by the day-to-day life these l...more
Throughout my childhood, I read the Little House on the Prairie books several times, and they became some of my all-time favorites. I probably hadn't picked one up since my early teens though, and finally rediscovered the series when I decided to share it with my children. I made the pleasant discovery that I still enjoy it every bit as much as an adult, as I did when I was a kid. I've always had a love for history, and the vivid descriptions of pioneer life just draw me...more
You know when you're pregnant and you start buying books that you hope your child will love as much as you did? But because they're not even born you put them away on a shelf and years go by, the baby grows and one day she comes home all excited to read that very book? It just happened to me. I loved the Little House series when I was growing up. And when my MundieTween came home clutching Little House in the B...more
They are completely and utterly hooked and enamored. It also prompted a discussion about eating real, whole, unprocessed food. They expressed the desire for us to continue to eat better and do a better job of appreciating the food we do have. All this just one chapter in.
Love this book....more
This is a sweet book, but it didn't really live up to my shining golden childhood memories. There wasn't really much story here - it was more a chronicling of pioneer life, and their simple joys and trials and the simple love and respect that they had for each other.
I'll admit that Pa wasn't as perfect as my shining golden childhood mem...more
I found it to be as delightful as Little House on the Prairie in the depth of detail given about everyday life so long ago. The graphic descriptions of butchering the hog and preparing it and various other animals for food for the winter disturbed me quite a bit (likely because I'm a vegetarian, but...more
Rereading this first one proved to be a surprisingly tedious task. It felt mo...more
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