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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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it was amazing

This was really charming--a lovely look into what the everyday life of Laura was like in the 1870s. Besides the really interesting peek at life in a log cabin, there is the impressive simple accuracy of childhood life; some things really do never change, and children have an inspiring enthusiasm and curiosity for learning about their world. Laura seemed like such a sweet humble thing while also being a typical child who got angry over misunderstandings or got jealous of her sister. I loved that she was so impressed by experiences like receiving her very own rag doll or seeing a town for the first time. And the imagery chosen to describe everyday experiences like encountering wildlife and preparing candy was so effective. I loved that the whole thing was a snapshot of life rather than an attempt to cram in a "plot" or a "moral." It just seemed so authentic and fresh because of that.
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Reading Progress

August 29, 2008 – Shelved
February 8, 2019 – Started Reading
February 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

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