Little House in the Big Woods Summary
For many years the Little House books have been popular with young people.
This might seem surprising at first, for especially in Little House in the Big Woods, there are no villains, no major crises, and no important adventures.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of good times and enough conflict and suspense to make the book interesting. Young readers also seem to appreciate a novel made up of events that really happened and characters who really existed.
In addition, the novel offers detailed, accurate descriptions of early methods of cheesemaking, butter churning, gun care, maple sugaring, hatmaking, and many other crafts. Some readers have cooked the food and played the games Laura describes. This helps them feel closer to the frontier life of more than one hundred years ago. Some young people like to compare their lives with Laura's; others find that reading the book makes it easier to talk...
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Little House in the Big Woods Short Guide
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographies (4)
11,076 words, approx. 37 pages
Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the twentieth century's most beloved and acclaimed writers for children. Based on events of her childhood and youth, her series of Little House books, begun when she was...
7,565 words, approx. 26 pages
Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.So begins the fascinating chronicle of Laura Ingalls Wilder, one of the best-l...
1,912 words, approx. 7 pages
American author Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was the creator of the much-loved children's series of "Little House" books that recounted her life as a young girl on the western frontier during the ...
5,576 words, approx. 19 pages
Laura Ingalls Wilder has become an icon of family values and honest, simple living, creating in her eight "Little House" books an American myth of the frontier. Hailed by readers in the United States ...