Laura's Early Years Collection: Little House in the Big Wood

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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 fantasised 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 clamour for more. Beloved illustrator Garth Williams (Charlotte's Web, The Cricket in Times Square) 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! This exciting boxed collection brings together three favourites in paperback: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie and On the Banks of Plum Creek. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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