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The Littles Paperback – January 1, 1993

4.7 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
Book 1 of 16 in the Littles Series

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Roberta Carter Clark has juried both state and national exhibitions and taught portrait and figure painting workshops across the U.S. Her paintings have received awards at national exhibitions, including The American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists, Midwest Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, and her commissioned portraits are in the collections of hundreds private, corporate and public collections throughout the U.S. and England.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Littles
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590462253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590462259
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Hi! My name is Cindy. I am nine years old. I just finished reading a book called The Littles, and it is by John Peterson. The book is about a little family that lives inside the wall of Mr. Bigg's house. They look a lot like humans, but they are small and they have tails. Everyday they go to the kitchen and get some food that are leftovers from Mr. Bigg's dinner. Those in the family are the grandfather, grandmother, Tom the brother, Lucy the sister, mom and dad. One evening Mr.Bigg wanted to go for a vacation, and he wanted to rent his house. For one week a lady named Lizzy and a man named Mr. Newcomb rented Mr. Bigg's house. These people didn't eat much so the Littles wanted them to leave. They wanted Mr. Bigg to come back from his vacation. They had a plan to get rid of these people. The plan was to scare them into thinking that the house had mice. ...
I liked this book because it is a chapter book. I want everyone to read this book. I give this book five stars because it is so good.
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I remember enjoying these books years ago. My son who is four has really enjoyed reading chapter books at night. So I bought this one, and he loved it.
The Littles are tiny people with tails. They live in the walls of the home of the Biggs. The Littles use odds and ends that the Biggs no longer need to build an elevator, eat etc.
In this story the Biggs go on vacation and the Littles have new big people living in the home. For three weeks the Newcombs don't take out the garbage and mice come. There is excitement and bravery.
This is an adorable book. We are buying more.
Enjoy.
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I purchased this book for my first grader and it was a great start to chapter books. The story is captivating and very immaginative. I would highly recommend this book, and the entire series, for a jumping off point for new readers.
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Once I saw this book ¡¥The Littles Go Exploring¡¦,
written by John Peterson,the natural colour and the beautiful picture of the cover attract me to choose this book.
The story was said about some tiny people who went exploring to find an old man called Grandpa Little.He was a smart man who was the first little to understand electricity and had made the trip to explore the place,but unfortunately he is unsuccessful and lost his way.
After I read it,I think the most interesting part was the part about the Littles family found Grandpa Little.they tries to solve all theproblems when they went exploring.
I think the main character Tom and Lucy were the cleverest and bravest children in the family.They told their parents immediately when they discovered the secret room and they discuss with them.It shows that they were cooperative with the family members.Also,when UncleNick said that he needed two volunteers to go along,Tom answered that he could go very quickly.he didn¡¦t mind to lose his life tio find Grandpa Little.And Lucy,she was curious about everything and had her own decisions.Although she was very little,she provided a lot of opinions about the plan to find Grandpa Little.It shows that she was a wise girl and did all the things sensibly.
I really enjoy this book because of two reasons.First of all,I think the story is very interesting,it made me easily to put in it.Also,it is very meaningful,because it can tell us a lot of things about our life.I hope I can make myself clever,brave,confidentand mature like Tom and Lucy.I think this book is suitable for everyone,so I think you shouldn¡¦t miss it!
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This is the first chapter book I use as a read-aloud with my 1st grade class. Due to this, they become fascinated with finding other copies of the same book and other beginning reader chapter books. We extend this book into our own stories and stir up imaginations within the classroom and beyond. At home, I do the same with my own children and for each, this becomes the first chapter book (instead or sometimes in addition TO the nightly picture book story) that I read aloud to my own children because it ignites the imagination. I love that this book was originally published in the 60's as the vocabulary is quite different from what it is today, "a quiver full of bows and arrows", being one example. What IS a quiver full of arrows? What does that look like???

This book lends itself to so many extensions for learning and enjoyment both at home and at school- from comprehension, vocabulary, extend-the-story, artwork- I love looking at the artwork of the images that the story conjures up at both home and school. This is a story with few illustrations and one that I love to see the children draw is the tin can elevator- there isn't an illustration of this in the book (thank goodness) and looking at what the children draw always amazes me.

If you have a school-age child instead of a picture book, try a chapter book such as this one for nightly reading. It'll be a great adventure and foster a love for chapter books!
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By A Customer on February 9, 1999
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I think this is a good book because it keeps you interested. This is probably the best book I ever read. Let me tell you what the book is about. The story is about old Grandpa Little who everyone thinks is dead except Granny Little until Tom and Lucy find a secret room with Grandpa Little's journal. And then the Littles go exploing to find out that Grandpa Little is not dead. This is a good book for any age and so are all The Littles books. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would.
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