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Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 10Q5.3n/a

Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Little House in the Big Woods takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack.

Pioneer life isn’t easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa’s fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on October 14, 1953 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060264306
ISBN-13: 9780060264307
25 Book Reviews
  • 246957
    246957over 7 years55 stars
    Want to read a book. This is a book for all ages to read. It has lots of adventure of how pioneers travel with a wagon. They met many interesting things on the way to the west. Read more reading the book .
    • penny321
      penny321over 7 years44 stars
      it was fun to read this book
      • rainbowunicorn
        rainbowunicornalmost 8 years22 stars
        Laura Ingalls live in the late 1800's in Wisconsin with her two sisters, Mary and baby Carrie, her Ma and Pa and her dog, Jack.
        • birda
          birdaalmost 8 years55 stars
          It is such a cute book
          • birda
            birdaalmost 8 years55 stars
            This book was a true story