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Little House in the Big Woods Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls, Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0064400018     ISBN-13: 9780064400015
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: June 1953
Annotation: The author records events from her childhood in the Wisconsin wilderness during the late nineteenth century
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Frontier and pioneer life; Wisconsin; Fiction.
Family life; Wisconsin; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 00265373
Lexile Measure: 930
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Little House-the Laura Years
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.40 lbs) 238 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 179
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q06946
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 8.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack.

Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.

And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
This oversized ""special read-aloud edition"" contains large, easy-to-read print. Unfortunately, the enlarging of Garth Williams's pencil drawings, with their soft lines and shading, results in some indistinct and hazy illustrations. Grandparents and baby-boomer parents may appreciate the large print, but they won't appreciate the extra heft. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 April #5)
They're Back! Everyone's favorite aardvark returns to celebrate a quarter-century of success in Arthur's Nose: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition by Marc Brown. As a prologue to this first story in which Arthur starred, Brown shows the evolution of his drawings of Arthur from 1976 to the present, along with a sidebar of "Fun Facts" (e.g., "D.W. has an imaginary friend named Nadine"), followed by a photo gallery of Brown's family with some pretty clear correlations between the author's relatives and Arthur's. Aspiring writers and artists also get a peek at the original manuscript and sketches for Arthur's Nose. (Little, Brown, $15.95 40p ages 4-8 ISBN 0-316-11884-2; Apr.) For story hour, Little House in the Big Woods: Special Read-Aloud Edition by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams, expands its trim size (to 8 + x 10 7/8") and type size but retains the classic charcoal drawings and the famous tale of Laura and her pioneer family living in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.