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The Little House Paperback – April 26, 1978
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Long ago a little house was built in the country. The man who built her decided that this house, special as it was, could never be bought and sold. Instead, he planned on leaving it to his children, his children's children, and his children's children's children. Etc. The house was pleased with the arrangement. It watched the seasons go by. It watched the children that played in it grow up and move away. It even watched the changing fashions and modes of transportation. Horse and buggies one day, automobiles the next. This is all well and good until a new asphalt road appears. Suddenly it's a heckuva lot easier for people to reach the area in which the little house lives. Things get faster and suddenly the little house is surrounded by tenement houses. Then there are trolley cars (oh the trolley cars).Read more ›
That this book won the Caldecott Medal is no surprise. The illustrations jump off the page. Each page is meticulously drawn with enough vibrant color and detail to peruse for several minutes. Each of the seasons in the country is vividly pictured. As the city encroaches upon the Little House, the frame changes subtly from page to page to show the slow transition from rural to urban life.
Both of my children (6 and 3 years of age) are captivated by the illustrations and the story. Reading this book aloud to them brings back fond memories of the countless hours I spent engrossed in it as a child. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it truly is. Even 60 years after it was written, it still has the power to tug at the heart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this as a part of a book collection for a baby gift. It's super cute and very well made for a board book. The imagery is very bright and super cute. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
My grandmother used to read thia book to me. I purchased it to read to my daughter and she actually sat through it! (She's 19 mo.) She seemed to emjoy the pictures. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Angel M.
This is such a wonderful story--one of our favorites. I read it to my sons and now am reading it to my grandchildren. Love it!Published 20 days ago by Jean Carlen
One of the all time great children's books .. depicting in a subtle manner the evolution and development
of a city.........thewheels of progress turn slowly
Such a sweet story. I love reading this aloud to my children. We enjoy talking about each of the illustrations, the changes in seasons etc.Published 1 month ago by Angela Crews
Love this book...my grandmother use to read it to me as a little girl...Published 1 month ago by Teresa Michelle Brown