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Little House in the Big Woods: Full Color Edition Paperback – Illustrated, May 11, 2004
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New York Times bestselling author RACHEL GIBSON returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm
And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It s been years since she last saw Henry Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.
Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted and more but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?
Henry got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cuff links for a good set of hand tools.
Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he s come face-to-face with the one who got away. He s not looking for love. He s not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he s ever done?"
About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.
In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).
- Lexile Measure : 930L
- Grade Level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780060581800
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060581800
- Product Dimensions : 5.13 x 0.54 x 7.63 inches
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated Edition (May 11, 2004)
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0060581808
- Best Sellers Rank: #352,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I am not sure if this is just my copy or all the copies. However, it looks like they lined the printing up at the very top of the page, leaving a big gap at the bottom. Its a good read at a great price. It just looks like the quality control at the printers is not great. All the words are there. So, if you don't mind the unbalanced page visual, its fine. Whether I buy a book for $6 or $50, I just expect a good product... not perfect, but good.
This edition is a special collectible one, printed on good quality paper with color pictures and with a sturdy cover that is shiny and colorful. I hope that this book can compete with 21st century superheroes, iPhone technology, and glitzy kids' TV shows to bring enjoyment and wonder to one little girl about another girl who lived in a different century. Very pleased with this purchase.
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Just like in my childhood I fell straight in love with the story. It is very simplistic to me now, but it is a superb world-building/setting describing book. The descriptions are rich and detailed so you can really imagine what it was like at that time; the weather, where they lived, the food they ate and the big store.
My children will definitely be reading these!
We have here mum and dad, Laura, and her sister Mary, who all live in a log cabin in the woods, and are to an extent quite isolated, although as we read here, there are family visits, and they do go into town, as father helps out at harvest time.
Although not the best written book you will come across this has always been popular in America, and it is easy to see why. We have a tale of a little girl and thus what children get up to and we can see what the parents have to do, with looking after their animals and for the father, hunting. The seasons play a big part in what happens, as the family to a certain extent start to stay more indoors during the winter, and they have to contend more with wolves approaching their land.
With insights into what sort of chores had to be done, how people had to use what was around them and make do as well as they could, this reminds us of the pioneering spirit and how more people in this sort of period had to know and cope with things that nowadays we would call people in to do for us or go down the shops to buy. With regards to this latter point so this gives older readers an understanding of the period and social history. This book does include the great illustrations by Garth Williams.