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My children love this while driving in the car to and from school. We have listened to it several times and it has sparked lots of conversations about how we live now and how they lived back then. We have talked about food, family, agriculture and lots of other topics related to the story. It is well performed by Cherry Jones with lots in inflection and changes in voices. I also love that it was recorded as an unabridged version. I love that my children (7 years old, 4 years old and 14 months) are getting literature instead of just popular music and news in the morning before school. This has taken place of DVD’s in the morning for our family. I would recommend it to anyone looking for family literature for all ages. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review Although the Little House stories are traditionally seen as "girl" books, boys might be happily surprised if they take another peek at their sisters’ shelves. Little House in the Big Woods–the first book of the series and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s first children’s book–is full of the thrills, chills, and spills typically associated with "boy" books. Any boy or girl who has fantasized about running off to live in the woods will find ample information in these pages to manage a Wisconsin snowstorm, a panther attack, or a wild sled ride with a pig as an uninvited guest. Every chapter divulges fascinatingly intricate, yet easy-to-read, details about pioneer life in the Midwest in the late 1800s, from bear-meat curing to maple-tree sapping to homemade bullet making. Wilder’s autobiographical tales ring with truth and excitement. Readers will receive a perfectly painless history lesson, and in fact will clamor for more. Beloved illustrator Garth Williams spent years researching young Laura’s pioneering family. His soft-line illustrations bring to life the full, simple days and nights in the family’s log cabin. No one can read just one Little House book! (Ages 9 to 12) –Emilie Coulter –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Little House in the Big Woods Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 2003 by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Author) Review
I have read, and re-read, this book from about the age of four or five. I read my entire box set to literal pieces – the only surviving copy I have from my original set is Farmer Boy (bleh). My mother read excerpts to me and my brother when I was younger than that. It’s a wonderful read about a little girl and her family, in a world from "long ago," but for any technological or cultural changes that may have happened since then, we still see the dynamic of a family. I know that some individuals have expressed concern about certain concepts (such as discipline methods or gender roles) that are now considered relatively unacceptable or archaic, and thus these folks have given the book a poor review. I would put forth that since these incidents are few and far between in the book, parents might actually use them as a *talking point* with their child! If you don’t agree with spankings – discuss it! If it isn’t fair that Laura can’t play like a boy – have a dialogue with your child about why! No child is "too young to understand" these topics if their parent presents it in an age-appropriate manner. My mother would probably have gutted and thrown in a river anyone who laid a hand on us kids (even as a spank), but when it came up in the book, it was such a non-issue that I’d forgotten it until a recent re-reading! Mom likely expressed her relief that it was no longer okay to spank misbehaving kids, I expressed my little kid joy about not having to ever be spanked, maybe she had me say what I thought would have been a better way to handle it, and we moved on to more interesting parts of the book. Honestly, this is a classic. Read it first, if you’re unsure about sharing it – but I’d say that to any parent about any book. I don’t think this is an objectionable title at all. -Read Reviews-
I’m so excited and thrilled that the Laura Ingalls Wilder series has at last come out in Kindle version for the US audience. It has been a long time coming. These are wonderful books and should be readily available to children of today – as they are now. I bought my copies of all nine books as soon as I saw they were offered. I did NOT expect the gorgeous Garth Williams illustrations to be part of the e-books, so it was an added pleasure to see them illuminated in the lighted screen and easy to enlarge. Each picture is a little jewel and far more spectacular in the Kindle version than on the printed page. Just a huge THANK YOU to whomever is responsible for releasing the books in the Kindle version!
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