Unlimited [Historical Fiction Book] ✓ Little House in the Big Woods - by Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams ò

By Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams | Comments: ( 938 ) | Date: ( Jun 05, 2020 )

Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870 s In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs Pa hunted and trapped Ma made her own cheese and maple syrup All night long the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the familyWolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870 s In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs Pa hunted and trapped Ma made her own cheese and maple syrup All night long the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cosy.


  • Title: Little House in the Big Woods
  • Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams
  • ISBN: 9780590488174
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams

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.



Comments Little House in the Big Woods

  • Summer

    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 more, 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 [...]


  • Brina

    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 Wild [...]


  • Deanna

    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 en [...]


  • Duane

    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 tha [...]


  • Laurel Wicke

    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 ev [...]


  • Brad

    For a few years now, I've been interviewing my twins after they finish reading their books, posting those interviews on their own profile. My girl, Brontë, 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: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 good. Much [...]


  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 [...]


  • Tatiana

    No plot, but still an addictive story of a life style both idyllic and boring as hell. And torturous Sundays!


  • Alex

    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 [...]


  • Erin

    A walk down memory lane. Although I have a whole bunch of new books to read, I felt like grabbing a childhood favorite from my stacks tonight. The first book in the "Little House" series introduces readers to Laura Ingalls, her Ma &Pa, and sisters, Mary and Carrie living in their log home in the "big woods" of Wisconsin. The thirteen chapters in this book serve as vignettes of what life was like for settler families, the roles and responsibilities of each family member, the customs and teach [...]


  • Miranda Reads

    She was glad that the cozy 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. For a series written so long ago and geared towards young children, this holds so well. Despite nearly a hundred years since it was written, the stories main themes (family, love) remain as true and strong as they did back then.This slice of life intersperses theharsh winter with bouts of joy - I couldn't have be [...]


  • Nusrat Mahmood

    ঘুম থেকে উঠছি, দাঁত মাঝছি, নাস্তা খাচ্ছি, পুতুল নিয়ে খেলছি, ঘরের কাজ করছি, খাবার দাবার খাচ্ছি, গা ধুয়ে ফের ঘুমুতে যাচ্ছি। এটা একটা গল্প হলো? বড্ড একঘেয়ে হয়ে যাবেনা শুধু এসমস্ত বর্ণনা করে বিশাল এ [...]


  • Theresa

    I wish I had read this when I was younger, because I probably would have enjoyed it more. In third grade, we were all told to read these books, but Harry Potter had just come out. Obviously, dragons and magic were more interesting than life in the Midwest, much to my teacher and my parents dismay. But back to Laura IngallsThis book is perfect for teaching any child what life was like in the late 1800's, living in the woods trying to survive. Now, it seems utterly preposterous to live this way, b [...]


  • Prayudi Setiadharma

    I found this book among my aunts' collections in my grandpa's house when i was living there for three-months back in 1987. Once I read it, I never stop to read over and over again. 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.cially when you're reading through the "pouring hot maple syrup in the snow", "roasting the pigt [...]


  • Cindy Rollins

    But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa’s fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods. She looked at Pa sitting on the bench by the hearth, the firelight gleaming on his brown hair and beard and glistening on the honey-brown fiddle. She looked at Ma, gently rocking and knitting.She thought to herself, “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, b [...]


  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*

    This might be my favorite book of all time. It's certainly one of the first I remember reading as a child, and it's always been an enormous source of comfort. I tried to find the other edition I have (I've got the first edition minus its dust jacket, along with the paperback set of the series), but no luck on here unfortunately. I treasure all of my books, and the Little House/Rocky Ridge series(es) in particular, but this may be the best of them. This is the one where I find myself quoting as I [...]


  • Suzanne

    It just isn't possible for me to be objective about the Little House books. They were THE go to books for me as a child, and the comfort books as a teenager. This one is certainly written at a younger level, but I still loved reading about all of the work it took to run a farm - from making butter and cheese and straw hats, etc. Boy do I take a lot for granted. Anyway, I enjoyed it yet again! Perfect finals week comfort-reading :)


  • Kathleen

    I did a wonderful year-long read aloud with my kindergarten class last year, and it was a fantastic experience. They asked so many good questions, and it spawned so much good discussion, exciting writing and enthusiasm about the books. Kids talked, wrote and drew pictures about different episodes all year. I highly recommend it. I would have loved to integrate this with more study of one-room schoolhouses and our city so many years ago (maybe for 2nd grade?). Part of the reason this worked well [...]


  • Dawnie

    This was very cute and quiet a bit longer than expected, but a fun and nice read overall. I never knew about this book series as a child -be it because i didn't grow up in an english speaking country or because my childhood books of this age group where mostly Astrid Lindgren books- but i can defiantly see why its is such a beloved series. Its just nice to see a book about very simple but lovely things. About family and love and helping each other out, no added drama or sad moments that seem com [...]


  • D

    The first installment in the Little House series is, hands down, my favorite. Unlike later books, this window into a young Laura's first home, where for the only time in her life she's surrounded by extended family, their cultures, and their heritage, stands in contrast to the transience that marks her well into adulthood. Little House in the Big Woods takes comfort in housekeeping's simple pleasures, Pa's chilling stories told before a crackling fire in a snug log cabin, and family communion. T [...]


  • Reese Copeland

    Read this book to my 3 yo son. He seemed to enjoy it. It good good descriptions and seemed to have good values that are things I would want to teach him too. Last time I read it was when I was in school .


  • Krista Wright

    Such a sweet, simple book! I loved this series when I was a kid, and it's so fun to go back and read them all over again now.


  • Selene Matheson

    3.5 StarsAs an adult these are not as interesting. I can see how children would love them though! They are very informative of the past.


  • Ashley

    I remember reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a child, but I never expanded my reading to the entire series. A reading challenge in a group I participate in prompted me to read Little House in the Big Woods, and even though it was written for children, I still found it very enjoyable. Throughout the book Laura provides many stories from her childhood when they lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin in the mid 1800s. I've always been intrigued by what life must have been like during the [...]


  • Libby

    This first installment in the Little House series has always been my favorite (although I love them all, and am letting this single review stand in for the series entire), probably because A. As the first Little House book I read, I hold a special affection for its magic (it was my entree into an amazing other world) and B. As other smart reviewers have pointed out, there's something sort of sad about the fact that it chronicles the only chapter in Laura's life in which she was surrounded by her [...]


  • Manny

    I didn't usually like girly books when I was a kid, but this one was an exception. Her matter-of-fact descriptions of life in the Big Woods were just so fascinating! The fact that the main character was a girl seemed pretty irrelevant.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 [...]


  • Diane

    They say you can't go home again, but if you're rereading a beloved children's book, I think you can. I have happy memories of reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder books with my mother, and revisiting these wonderful stories of Laura and Mary and Ma and Pa made me feel as cozy and loved as I did when I was a girl. I'm looking forward to rereading the entire series.


  • Jennifer

    This is a book from my favorite series that I reread many times growing up. I love all the characters and adventures in the books.


  • Magdalen

    Oh God I remember when I was little and literally begged my mother to buy me those books. And she did! And boy was I bored. All I can recall is some unnecessary long descriptions and a boring plot.Huge disappointment.


  • Liliana Rio

    É de uma ternura imensa ler histórias que nos fazem recordar a nossa infância :D


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