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  • Little House in the Big Woods

  • Little House, Book 1
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Little House in the Big Woods

By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Narrated by: Cherry Jones
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Summary

The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer.

Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.

And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers and listeners as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

©1932, 1960 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2007, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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this is an amazing book takes you on adventures

this is an amazing book takes you on adventures and is an emotional rollocoster with drama and love

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nice story shame about the reader's voice

love the story, remember my mum reading this to us as kids. I really struggled with the reader, she had a rather irritating drawly voice that took some getting used to.

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Short but sweet

Short and very sweet story. Really enjoyed this book and the fiddle playing in the background made the story come to life

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Amazing!!!!!!!!

it was amazing!!! the story was excellent and the narrator portrayed the emotions well overall I recommend this book very much

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wonderful

Re visited at age 54 yrs and as good as it was at 8 yrs. I appreciated it more knowing as an adult that it isn't a work of fiction but a genuine story of growing up in a time that is long gone.Captivating.Cherry Jones was a perfect narrator and the fiddle playing is a wonderful touch.

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I liked the songs that were played on the fiddle.
I would recommend this calming audiobook to my dad because he is nearly always a bit angry.
I think it’s very calming and when I listen to it before bed I always fall asleep with the most wonderful dreams.

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I love this series!

I can't explain how much I adore these books, the tv show and now the audiobooks. Such a lovely job done by the narrator, I honestly can't fault it. An audio book that everyone should listen to from age 1 to 99!!

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I just liked it so much ,l just loved loved it so much. Really good for children.l loved it.

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such lovely wholesome stories

I think that every child should read or listen to these books! so interesting , humorous and instructive

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Still as good!!!

Last read these books in school. I have enjoyed re-discovering these classics. I really need to read more about the settlers of the Mid West. Have just seen a bio of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I must try that next.

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