Little House on the Prairie
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,... show more
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
Special Edition Large Print Format to read aloud/
Publish date: January 1st 1981
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
Series: Little House (#2)
Reading level and Leveling System: Guided Reading: Q Lexile Measure: 760L This book was my first favorite book during elementary school. Laura Ingalls and her family are heading to Kansas. Leaving behind their home in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they travel by covered wagon until they find the per...
Lexile Level: 760L Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder is a classic book that details a girl's life living on the prairie of Kansas during the late 1800s. The book could be introduced to students who are naturally interested in American history and who may want to know what life wa...
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI have never seen the TV adaptation of this book and only had a vague idea of what it was about. In terms of plot, this has more of a continuous storyline than Little House in the Big Woods. It's similar in that there are a lot of detailed descriptions...
It took me two tries to get through this one. It was just so much more boring and racist than Little House in the Big Woods. I only "finished" because I skipped the malaria and Native American parts.
Another one of my favorite series! This series is set in the American Western Pioneer days and observes the life of the Ingalls family. The Lexile level is 600L. I would use this in a 4th or 5th grade classroom. I would start off by discussing what the Homestead Act is and what pioneers needed to st...