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I started rereading this series because of John Scieszka s bizarre hatred of Little House on the Prairie In attempting the perfectly noble task of getting young boys to read , Scieszka has continuously heaped scorn on that book, banishing it to the girl ghetto of the Sweet Valley High and American Girls series Putting aside the unfair comparison to syndicate titles published for purely commercial reasons, his assesment of Little House as a book purely for girls is infuriating.For one thing, gender segregated reading rubs me the wrong way For another thing, these books contain aspects that any child might enjoy There s farming, hunting, construction, cooking, locust plagues, wolf packs, riots, blizzards, tragedy, hope, family, hard work, preserverance, horses, dogs, railroads, envy, loss, and triumph Ignore the sugary sweet, insipid television series these books are genuine and engaging.
[[ EPUB ]] ⇶ Little House In The Big Woods ↹ Based On The Real Life Adventures Of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House In The Big Woods Is The First Book In The Award Winning Little House Series, Which Has Captivated Generations Of Readers This Edition Features The Classic Black And White Artwork From Garth WilliamsLittle House In The Big Woods Takes Place In And Introduces Us To Four Year Old Laura, Who Lives In A Log Cabin On The Edge Of The Big Woods Of Wisconsin She Shares The Cabin With Her Pa, Her Ma, Her Sisters Mary And Carrie, And Their Lovable Dog, JackPioneer Life Isn T Easy For The Ingalls Family, Since They Must Grow Or Catch All Their Own Food As They Get Ready For The Cold Winter But They Make The Best Of Every Tough Situation They Celebrate Christmas With Homemade Toys And Treats, Do Their Spring Planting, Bring In The Harvest In The Fall, And Make Their First Trip Into Town And Every Night, Safe And Warm In Their Little House, The Sound Of Pa S Fiddle Lulls Laura And Her Sisters Into SleepThe Nine Books In The Timeless Little House Series Tell The Story Of Laura S Real Childhood As An American Pioneer, And Are Cherished By Readers Of All Generations They Offer A Unique Glimpse Into Life On The American Frontier, And Tell The Heartwarming, Unforgettable Story Of A Loving Family My two younger daughters recently discovered the Little House series and are speeding through the books this summer As I am in between books and wanted to avoid a reading rut, I decided to revisit the first book in the series for myself As I am always on the lookout for quality children s books, I spent a few hours rereading the beginning of a series that I had enjoyed when I was my daughters age Little House in the Big Woods begins the classic children s saga that follows Laura Ingalls Wilder on her journey from childhood to marriage It features a wide eyed five year old girl who has her entire future ahead of her at a thrilling time in American history as the country has moved past the civil war and is starting to settle the west Ingalls was born in 1867 in the big woods of Wisconsin She lives with her parents and sisters Mary and Carrie in a log cabin in the middle of the woods and has rarely traveled anywhere other than to visit her grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins The woods and all that was in it made up her entire life Even if the country was beginning to modernize, and we glimpse it with the horse powered threshing machine toward the end, the industrial revolution had yet to come to Wisconsin The Ingalls family lived according to the seasons of the year, was a devout Christian family, and each member of the family worked from morning to night doing their share of chores Pa hunted and farmed while Ma cooked, baked, and sewed the entire family s clothing from scratch Mary and Laura were expected to do their share of chores as well, including helping with the dishes and basic needlepoint and cross stitch Both girls were model citizens who children of today could learn many lessons from, especially in obeying their parents and knowing to be seen and not heard The edition I read is the collectors edition illustrated by Garth Williams Williams had illustrated over one hundred books for children including the classic Charlotte s Web His illustrations bring Laura s life to life as readers see her dancing at her grandpa s barn dance, going into town, and her daily life throughout the year Williams met an adult Ingalls and traveled to all of her homes in order to view first hand how she lived I felt the illustrations were vital as children are reading about a different era in history, and illustrations can assist them on their journey through time Even an adult can benefit from viewing color illustrations as they can once again become captivated by a series they read as children As an elementary aged student, my favorite series was All of a Kind Family I had much in common with the girls in the story and reread times than I could count Yet, Little House was easily a close second as I was and am a lover of history and enjoyed reading about a girl and her family in an earlier part of my nation s history I am glad my daughters have discovered this series as we can share our memories of it as they continue Laura and her family s journey through life. The Little House on the Prairie books bring back so many good memories I have been looking for my box of old books for awhile now but still haven t found it I m really hoping it didn t get lost when I moved last year There are so many books that I would love to re read I m not sure why I didn t read these to my daughter I think she had so many books that we just never got around to it Little House in the Big Woods is the first book of the series and will always be my favorite, but I did enjoy all of the books in the collection I tried to find the edition on here that looked most like what I remember, and I think this is the same cover that was on my book I can clearly my mom reading it to me before I could read myself Sitting on my bed next to her watching as she read Once I was able to read it myself I picked it up again to read to her, watching as her fingers slid underneath the words and helping me with the hard ones She mentioned the other day that it s one of her favorite memories too I loved all of the characters Laura, Ma, Pa, Carrie and Mary as well as many others I dreamt of living in that little cabin in the woods and desperately wanted Laura Ingalls as a best friend The fun and adventures these children had along with their dog, Jack was entertaining every time it was read to me or by me When it was turned into a TV show, I was escastic I remember it was on every Sunday at 6pm on Channel 2 I was allowed to watch it while sitting in my dads lazy boy recliner and nothing could tear me away If I can t find my old books I will definitley buy another collection as I would love to re read them at some point Even writing this review has brought back great memories of these wonderful stories 3 An interesting interpretation of what life was like in 1871 There is discussion of what life was like with absolutely no technology This is a book children would definitely warm to than an adult, in my opinion. This is the first book in the Little House Series, and somewhat overlooked due to the popularity of the second book, Little House on the Prairie I ve read both and liked both this volume being a wonderful introduction to Laura and the Ingalls familly I didn t read this series as a child, but as an adult I ve come to appreciate it s beauty, and it s importance in the canon of American Children s Literature Some may say this is too simple for adults to appreciate, and starting out it seems that way, but the you read the you realize that Ingall s style is perfect for this type of story I m glad I started the series and I look forward to reading.Revised January 2018. Reading this to my daughter has helped me rediscover the joy of the Little House series all over again Probably the best gift this little book has to offer is that of perspective How blessed but complicated our lives seem now How very different and yet the same I loved sharing a slice of history with my child who has no concept of life before dvr s, minivans, and microwaves That a child could be happy with a corncob doll was a unique thought This series should be on the reading list for every mother. For a few years now, I ve been interviewing my twins after they finish reading their books, posting those interviews on their own goodreads profile My girl, Bront , finished reading Little House in the Big Woods about a month ago, and I read it this week I always read or reread the books they ve read You can see that interview with me right here Bront 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 good Much better than I expected Bront Who was your favourite character Pa Hmmm that s a tough one because I loved Pa and Laura a lot, but I also dug Ma Mary s a bit of pain, but to be fair, the story is being told by Laura, and little sisters don t tend to be too kind to their older sisters So maybe I can t judge Mary on that But I guess I like Pa the best because he s really the focus of the story for Laura He s the one she talks most about And he seems like a pretty good guy.Bront Interesting Pa Did you expect something different Did you think I d like someone else Bront I thought you d say Laura, but my second favourite was Pa Pa So we re reversed.Bront Yeah Pa I figured you d like Laura best Bront What was your favourite moment and your favourite chapter Pa My favourite moment was when Ma slapped the bear in the night That was awesome And my favourite chapter was the Maple Syrup dance on the day of the sugar snow That was pretty cool I loved how everyone really just had fun even with all the hard work that still had to be done Bront Did you like the Harvest chapter Pa That must have been your favourite.Bront It was one of my favourites.Pa Yeah I liked it It was awesome Charley deserved to get stung by the bees.Bront Yeah he did When that happened I almost said, Get off your lazy butt and do some work Pa Yeah he was lazy all right, and a total pain the ass Pa didn t approve of the way Charley ignored his Dad, did he Bront No, he didn t I thought the same thing I love how in the picture when he was wrapped in the bandages all the girls were staring at him with mean faces on Pa That s something else I loved, the art.Bront Oh yeah, the art was beautiful.Pa But Laura s writing was even beautiful I was impressed Bront I agree.Pa It was so clear and descriptive, and I felt like I was there sometimes Bront Me too Every moment I felt like I watched it in my head Pa It s cool when you read a book like that.Bront And then I could look at the pictures and think, that s what the boys and girls look like and watch it in my head as I read Pa I think I could see what they looked like even without the pictures Bront Yeah, me too Pa The writing was just that good Bront Especially what she said, like in the dance part when the girls were getting ready, and she described what the dresses looked like and you could totally see the dresses in your head Pa Darn good book Thanks for reading it so I could.Bront No problem Don t forget to say thanks to Auntie Marci too.Pa And Ma It s her book.Bront Yeah, you re right Pa So when are you going to read Little House on the Prairie Bront Umm after I finish The Templeton Twins.Pa I m looking forward to it. I was obsessed with the Litte House books and the TV show when I was a child I think I began reading and re reading the books in second grade This time around I listened to it on audio, and it was my first time reading the book as an adult I have to admit, I think this book may have played a big part in my choice to be a vegetarian at a young age It s hard to imagine my 8 year old self making sense out of the hunting, etc The farm life in the woods is not for me That said, the book will always hold a special place in my reading heart, and I hope to re read and or listen to all of the books in the series again. Little House in the Big Woods is what Walden wishes it was, or could have been if Thoreau wasn t such a dick Laura and her family aren t misanthropic creeps and they have real skills, unlike vacationing Thoreau But the book is about self reliance, getting back to the basics, and living in harmony with nature It shares a philosophy with Walden along with two other sortof less great things.The first is a hopeless lack of plot, and that frustrated me when I first read it And I do mean first readthis was the first chapter book I ever read all by myself I battled through the entire series, because my mother told me I d be a good reader when I was done, and I suppose it worked I can read but honestly I should have just stuck to comic books the meandering pace here wasn t a great match for little me Some of the Little House books have plot than others The second thing Little House shares with Walden is that it s bullshit Thoreau went home to his mommy when he wanted cookies, and Laura s family were actually subsistence farmers always one bad season away from starving to death Wilder leaves out her brother s death in infancy to focus on singing by the fire Both books hide the hardships of the lives they promote.Wilder s book was published in 1932, during the Depression, and it was a collaboration between Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, who was a successful novelist and also a rabid libertarian who advocated the assassination of New Dealing FDR and threatened to do it herself This is the story Lane and Wilder want to sell you hardy stock living by their own hard work without government interference In reality, the Wilders lived harsh and desperate lives Young, just married Laura s first farm failed, and she lost it It was only these books that finally pulled her out of a life of poverty these books, which advocated exactly the grueling life they rescued her from.That said, this is still a great source of information about such topics as Making maple sugar Square dancing How much Laura s sister sucks Why children should be seen and not heard remember when that was a thing Ha Old timey songs, and there s a song about an old darkey who dies that you will need to watch out for if you re reading this to your child It s in chapter 5 That s the only truly oh shit content Weaving straw hats Old time candy if there is a plot, it s that Laura Ingalls Wilder has a sweet tooth this book is basically about candy Leaving babies in a pile on a bed while everyone does square dancing Extremely specific gender rolesIt s pleasant enough to read, if a little boring Just keep in mind, when Laura says, This is now She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now It can never be a long time ago.It can never be now, either it never existed at all.