The Little House

The Little House

eBook - 2009
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Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she's sad when she's surrounded by the dirty, noisy city's hustle and bustle: "She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Fortunately, there's a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!
Publisher: 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780547350554

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JanaEads
Apr 07, 2017

A family favorite.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 04, 2016

Cautionary tale on technology & urban sprawl. Bittersweet ending because book was written before post-war superhighways boom & the suburbs. Story more relevant than ever.

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6semkereaders
Feb 09, 2016

A nice story, but quite wordy for the young audience that it was first intended for. A great way to talk about the urban vs country life and the changes to places over time -even for older children.

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Tuesday5
Jun 11, 2014

I loved this book as a child and the illustrations are the same as I remember them but readin this as an ebook was rather frustrating because you kept reading the same page over and over as the perspective changed to give a different view of the page.

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Mafalda
Apr 20, 2013

Beautiful story. Talks about life in the country and how cities are built.

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MaLoCle
Jan 30, 2010

The Little House: Her Story. An interesting look at time from her point of view, describes the seasons and years much in the way a house might. Simply gentle.

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AlanaS
Dec 09, 2009

Parts of the story reminded me of "A Contract With God: Life on Dropsie Avenue." A very sweet story.

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6semkereaders
Feb 09, 2016

6semkereaders thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 12

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Hannah2008
Oct 25, 2012

Hannah2008 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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Jan 30, 2010

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