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The Little House Collection (Little House #1-5)

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Set during the pioneer days of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Laura Ingalls Wilder's books chronicle her life growing up on the Western frontier. Come along for the adventure with this collector's set of the first five Little House books, featuring Garth Williams' interior art in vibrant full color.

The Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as bo
Paperback, 999 pages
Published October 12th 2004 by HarperCollins (first published 1932)
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Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder is an exquisite set of books that I cherished growing up. Read until they were dog-eared, this series has to be one of my childhood favorites. A story about a young girl growing up on the frontier, it was so popular they made it into a T.V. series even though the series didn't do it justice. Stories as a young girl I could relate to, the mean girl in town, fights with my sisters, and just the struggles of everyday life of any family. The love M ...more
Apr 10, 2015 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So I just finished Little House in the Big Woods. I can't say I've read all the books (I had a book of some of them when I was a little kid but I don't remember what they were) or really remember the TV series well but I think this book might have been my favorite... I don't know what it is about it but I just really liked it. I will continue in the series after I've finished The Raven Boys (for the Traveling Book Project).

I just finished Farmer Boy this morning. I really enjoyed it
Having read and enjoyed “Little House in the Big Woods,” I bought a box set of the next five books in the series. While I did experience the pleasurable and comforting experience that reading a good series of books always brings me, I can’t say that I’m all too eager to seek out the remaining four books in the series (although if I came across some copies in a used bookstore, I’d probably buy them and read them happily enough). After the third book or so, I started to feel that the world of thes ...more
Kate Berry
Thoughts on Little House in the Big Woods
So far this is an enjoyable read, although not much in the way of plot has happened. It's really just a glimpse into the way of life in the Wisconsin woods during the time Laura Ingalls Wilder was a little girl.
Thoughts on Farmer Boy
A glimpse into a slightly different version of life during the same time period in a slightly different area, this time from the perspective of a boy of 9 on a prosperous farm, rather than the girl of five in the middle of th
Jun 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Laura Ingall Wilder's novels stir the imagination of all young girls. I often wonder if they should be considered memoirs? Her writing shares joy in growing up and the love of a family, while educating the reader without necessarily intention. I related much to Laura, the spirited second child and narrator of the book. I was that spirited #2, with a wonderful older sister who was much more behaved and did well in all her endeavors. Indeed, it is my sister who got me hooked on the Little House bo ...more
Nathan Washor
I read the first of the five stories to my daughter. It was a good look into what life was like back then. I didn't love the stories and my daughter wasn't nearly as fascinated with them as with Narnia or the Hobbit (which we are currently reading) or with Charlotte's Web or the Trumpeter Swan. So all in all, I'd rate this book an average 3 stars. Perhaps this is blasphemous to some as it is a classic and all, but we just didn't "feel it". I'll update this review if and when we continue on to th ...more
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read these books when I was younger and loved them. When I saw the first five books were collected in a beautiful new binding I had to pick this up and re-read them. I appreciate them even more now, knowing the politics of the frontier and the many dangers people faced in the 1870s-1880s. Laura has an amazing gift for storytelling, painting pictures with her words, as her sister Mary said after Mary went blind due to scarlet fever. I only hope the other books are collected in another binding, ...more
Jan 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I've loved re-reading these books after so many years. They are just as great as I remembered. I was especially amazed this time how skilled people were then. They knew how to do so many things that most of can't do anymore. They were so self-sufficient. There is much to admire there. I can't wait to read the rest.
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've heard so many people say these books were boring. Granted, I was a strange child, but I loved them. I loved all the descriptions of how they did things, and all the "typical day" chapters, as well as the ones that actually advanced the "plot." I wanted to know what Laura's life was like, and she told me.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Little House (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)
  • Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)
  • Farmer Boy (Little House, #3)
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek  (Little House, #4)
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake  (Little House, #5)
  • The Long Winter (Little House, #6)
  • Little Town on the Prairie  (Little House, #7)
  • These Happy Golden Years (Little House, #8)
  • The First Four Years  (Little House, #9)
  • On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894  (Little House #10)