Little House in the Big Woods Topics for Discussion

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1. How do you think Ma and Pa want Laura and Mary to act as little girls?

How do you think they want them to be as adults? What do Ma and Pa do to train them? Are there any differences between Ma's way and Pa's way of raising children? Do you think Laura's parents are too strict? Do you agree with Laura that Charley's parents are not strict enough?

Why?

2. What are the most frightening parts of the story? What keeps Laura from being afraid of all the frightening things out in the Big Woods?

3. What kinds of things make the children feel jealous of one another? How do the parents and children handle the problem? How do you feel about Laura's comment that it isn't fair that Mary is prettier, neater, and more polite?

4. Name all the ways you can think of in which the family...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Little House in the Big Woods from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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