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The Little House (9 Volumes Set) Paperback – Box set, May 30, 1994
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LITTLE HOUSE. BIG ADVENTURE. Celebrate the original nine books that started it all! When Laura Ingalls Wilder first wrote of her experiences growing up in the 1800s, no one could have predicted the impact her stories would have on generations of children to come! Follow Laura's life from the glorious days spent tucked in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, all the way through to her marriage to Almanzo and the birth of her own little girl in this complete box set, once again available with Garth Williams' beloved artwork.
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's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.
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This is a classic, largely autobiographical historic series that takes you through one family's personal story of western migration in the US in the 1800s. Two little girls, their baby sister, the dog Jack, and Ma and Pa in a covered wagon. There was a prime-time television version in the 1970s and 80s, but you're better off reading the books first to absorb more of the detail and the struggles and the reality of their lives. The TV show glosses over some of what made the books so fascinating, which was the endless ingenuity (and grind) of homesteading -- primarily dealing with a world where there are no grocery stores, no electricity or telephones, limited technology. Creating shelter from resources available in the wilderness, and food preparation - planning, seed saving, farming, canning, preserving, smoking, etc... is a major and primary task. The controversy of pushing out Native Americans is also paramount in the stories and a good talking point about fairness, equality, manifest destiny, sustainability...
Hard to imagine surviving like this today, but there are many "preppers" in our society who believe this time will come again, and many in the sustainable movement now who feel that these traditional ways were healthier for body and spirit! The bravery of the early settlers is mindblowing. Get inspired and re-read these classics with your kids... and then go camping!
CHRISTMAS IN THE BIG WOODS - This story takes place in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. In this story, Laura is a mere four-years-old, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her relatives and Santa Claus. 5/5 stars.
CHRISTMAS ON THE PRAIRIE - This story takes place in Indian Territory, when Laura is six-years-old. This Christmas, rain has fallen non-stop, but there has been no sign of snow, and everyone knows that Santa and his reindeer can only find children if there is snow to guide their sleigh, so Mary and Laura think that Santa won't be visiting them this year. That is, until a surprise greets them on Christmas morning. 5/5 stars.
CHRISTMAS ON PLUM CREEK - This story takes place in Plum Creek, Minnesota. Laura is now eight-years-old, and she and Mary are worried that Santa won't be visiting them, because their new home has no fireplace. After all, how can Santa leave you presents, if there is no fireplace for him to enter your home by? Luckily, Ma assures the girls that Santa will find them, and helps them realize the true spirit of Christmas. 5/5 stars.
CHRISTMAS FOR FARMER BOY - This story takes place in Malone, New York, but doesn't star Laura and her family. This story is all about Almanzo Wilder, and his time dining with his family over a Christmas feast, and making merry with his aunts, uncles, and cousins. All of whom have decided to spend the holidays at the Wilder family farm. 5/5 stars.
CHRISTMAS DURING THE LONG WINTER - This story takes place in De Smet, in the Dakota Territory. Laura is quickly growing up, and is now helping her Ma and Pa take care of her younger sisters, along with Mary. The winter is too harsh for Christmas celebrations, so, when the weather turns a bit cooler, and Christmas is long over, the girls and their family, along with a few special neighbors, celebrate Christmas in May. 5/5 stars.
CHRISTMAS IN THE GOLDEN YEARS - This is the only other story in the treasury that features Almanzo Wilder. Laura is now all grown up, and is engaged to Almanzo Wilder, who is away in New York working. Mary is away at the school for the blind, so it's just Ma, Pa, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace. Laura is upset because Christmas doesn't feel the same without the ones she loves by her side, but when a surprise visitor arrives at the door, the Christmas spirit bites Laura in the side, and puts a smile upon her face. 5/5 stars.
I haven't read a book from the LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE series for years, but being a huge fan of Christmas, and writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I knew that I had to have A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREASURY. I was not disappointed. While I enjoyed the stories CHRISTMAS IN THE BIG WOODS and CHRISTMAS ON THE PRAIRIE the most, each story brings such a large dose of Christmas spirit along with it, that they will all be cherished by readers. If you are going to purchase one holiday treasury this year, make it be this one. You won't be sorry.
Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
I purchased this set new, through AMAZON PRIME; and for the money, it is well worth it. All nine books in beautifully colored covers. One day, it would be nice to see the books printed on quality paper; but the price would definitely go up. All things considered, I am happy with the purchase.
There is another box set, October 2004, which has full color illustrations, but is only a set of the first 5 books. I do not know what kind of paper the stories are printed on, but it is manufactured in China.
Hope this helps some of you who are trying to decide which set to buy.