Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
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.

Paperback, 74 pages
Published on June 6, 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-10: 1547162023
ISBN-13: 9781547162024
25 Book Reviews
  • alwaysdream
    alwaysdreamabout 4 years55 stars
    Reading the Little House books in third grade had sparked my love for history, reading, and historical fiction books. They're great books, I'd recommend them to anyone!
    • ajg16
      ajg16about 4 years55 stars
      I haven't read this book in a little while but it is such a great series. My maw maw (grandma) got it for me on my 7th birthday and I've loved the series ever since! 5/5🌟
      • armcginn
        armcginnover 4 years55 stars
        Very sweet book. I really liked it a lot. A really good story of a family getting together being a family and doing what a pioneer family would have done. Emotional, you can tell when something big is going to happen. Every day life with special twists and sparkle. This is one of my favorite authors!
        • boomer54over 4 years
          little house is super awsome in the past with the maple like yum
          • olliebob
            olliebobalmost 6 years55 stars
            I love Little House In the Big Woods. I think it has more appeal to 3rd grade-7th grade. Laura lives with her Ma, Pa, and sisters, Mary, and Carrie, in the big woods of Wisconsin. Mary is a well behaved little girl, but Laura always finds herself getting into mischief, from slapping her sister, to tearing the seams on her pocket (on accident), she seems to get into trouble without even trying. She's jealous of Mary, with her long, golden locks, and the favor that she seemed to get from everyone. But, without showing it too much, she seems to be Pa's favorite. I liked how the book explained what they did, like when Pa was making the oven in the tree. My favorite part was during Christmas. I got the chance to actually try a maple cake, molded into the shape of a leaf, and it was very sweet!!! I love this book!
            • legobatman
              legobatmanover 6 years44 stars
              I liked how they had their own house already. I liked that Pa shot game to eat. It was awesome.
              • pink831
                pink831over 6 years44 stars
                I think this book is a great book to read because it has many things you can learn from the past. And how Laura is a well behaved girl just like her sister Mary. I recommend this a lot.
                • icecreamy13
                  icecreamy13almost 7 years
                  Title : little house in the big woods Type : history I like this book because : history is my game I love pioneers and we're learning about them in school . I recommend this book .
                  • dancer2-1
                    dancer2-1over 7 years
                    This was an awesome book. May favorite part was when they all came together for Christmas. The family came from all over the Big Woods of Wisconsin to share the time together.
                    • angielea
                      angieleaover 7 years55 stars
                      I love this book! My favorite!