Little House in the Big Woods

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Little House in the Big Woods
Print
A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [1994], c1960
ISBN: 0060264306
0060264314
Branch Call Number: J FIC W
Characteristics: 238 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth Illustrator

Opinion

From Library Staff

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Mar 16, 2015
  • midasthemadman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wholesome young adult book. Book one in the series. Introduces Laura and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie as well as Ma, Caroline, and Pa, Charles. Reflects the life in the late 1800's. Good Christian read. B -----Midas the Madman (PAY ME JACK!)

Jan 04, 2015
  • Rachel_Em rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A year in the life of Laura and her family on the Wisconsin frontier. Re-reading this for the first time as an adult, I was struck by how much of the story I remembered from childhood. As another reviewer noted, there are some not insignificant moments of racism and violence that parents will probably want to discuss with their children.

Aug 06, 2014
  • amyjade rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I especially love this book in all the series. I love the descriptions of their day to day life and how they did things back then. Very inspiring.

Mar 20, 2014

This series very exciting! i have the whole series, i'm not quite finished the series yet. its amazing to see what people used to do back then, i wish people were like that still.

Dec 03, 2013
  • julia_sedai rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm rereading these books. I read them when I was pretty young and it's so great picking them up again. It's amazing what people did back then to survive. I feel like they knew how to do everything. This is a perfect book for all ages.

May 14, 2013
  • Jhepler1239 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is so good, old book about a family = :) happy me

Apr 18, 2013

This book is only 13 chapters !
One of her shortest books .

Oct 16, 2012

I got this out in order to share a book from my childhood with my daughter. The book is valuable for its depiction of what life used to be like for those living off the land in the 19th century, which is unimaginable for children today. However, it also depicts a lot of the ugliness of that culture: there are scenes of expectations and punishments for children that would be considered horrific child abuse today, and includes at least one revoltingly racist olde-tymey fiddlin' song (I haven't finished the book yet). I would recommend that parents discuss these passages with their children, particularly young children who don't yet have a context for these passages.

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So happy I reread this series this summer.

Jun 14, 2012
  • harvindertut rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i would always read this series in garde 4 buut then i never found them cant believe i found them again i am so happy cant wait to read them again

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

Jun 30, 2014
  • blue_giraffe_286 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

blue_giraffe_286 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Mar 09, 2014
  • blue_cheetah_36560631 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_cheetah_36560631 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Jun 23, 2013

blue_panda_2307 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

Apr 18, 2013

ChessieAndhana thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 18

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Roxannajayc thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 29, 2011
  • SlytherinSeeker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SlytherinSeeker thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 09, 2011
  • Brown_Dog_70 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brown_Dog_70 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Quotes

Add a Quote

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

Oct 22, 2010

"They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago." --Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

May 17, 2010
  • lisahiggs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

They were cozy and comfortable in their little house made of logs, with the snow drifted around it and the wind crying because it could not get in by the fire.

Summary

Add a Summary

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story of young Laura Ingalls Wilder growing up in the woods of Wisconsin.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

Little House in the Big Woods
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
Little House in the Big Woods

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...
[]
[]