Santa Comes to Little House (Little House Picture Book)

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Christmas is coming to the little house on the prairie, but Laura and Mary Ingalls are worried. It's been raining for days now, and Laura is afraid that Santa Claus won't be able to travel without snow. Mary is afraid that Santa won't be able to find them so far away on the prairie. Both girls are sure the rain has made the creek rise too high for Santa to cross it.

Two very sad little girls fall asleep on Christmas Eve. But on Christmas morning they awaken to a noise outside their log cabin door. Could it be Santa?

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House On The Prairie has been treasured by children of all ages for generations. Now, for the first time ever, comes an illustrated edition of this complete and unabridged Christmas chapter taken directly from Wilder's beloved book. Little House artist Renée Graef's rich paintings, combined with this heartwarming story, make this a new holiday classic for families to share year after year.

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About the Author:

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. As her classic Little House books tell us, she and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. She and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There Laura wrote her story in the Little House books, and lived until she was ninety years old. For millions of readers, however, she lives forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

From School Library Journal:

K-Gr 4-How are Santa and his reindeer going to make it to Mary and Laura's house with the creek so swollen with water and them so far away in Indian Territory? Mr. Edwards, their neighbor, won't be able to join them for Christmas dinner, either, as he lives on the other side of the creek. As Ma begins to prepare the wild turkey that Pa has killed for their dinner, the cabin has an air of somberness. Christmas does come to the little house, but in a much different way than Mary and Laura expected. Graef's illustrations, done in soft, warm colors, elicit the feeling of times gone by and make the story accessible to a wide age group. As with other picture books created from text excerpted from the "Little House" books (HarperCollins), readers will not benefit from Wilder's rich and skillful development of characters; without the context of the complete story, they will not be as involved in the action. Nonetheless, this is a sweet family read-aloud for veterans of the series, or a way to introduce these sisters to younger audiences.-P. G.

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