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The Little House BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Burton, Virginia Lee
ISBN: 0547131046     ISBN-13: 9780547131047
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: March 2009
Annotation: The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942, Burton's "The Little House" has delighted generations of children. The text has been gently edited for this first-ever board book edition. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Dwellings; Fiction.
City and town life; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Size & Shape
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2010502705
Lexile Measure: 890
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.50" H x 7.50" W x 1.00" (1.05 lbs) 42 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built." So begins Virginia Lee Burton's classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942. The rosy-pink Little House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the days go by, from the first apple blossoms in the spring through the winter snows. Always faintly aware of the city's distant lights, she starts to notice the city encroaching on her bucolic existence. First a road appears, which brings horseless carriages and then trucks and steamrollers. Before long, more roads, bigger homes, apartment buildings, stores, and garages surround the Little House. Her family moves out and she finds herself alone in the middle of the city, where the artificial lights are so bright that the Little House can no longer see the sun or the moon. She often dreams of "the field of daisies and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Finally a woman recognizes her and whisks the Little House back to the country where she belongs, they will rejoice. For generations, young readers have been delighted by the whimsical, detailed drawings and happy ending.

Contributor Bio(s):
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Fall)
Burton's classic tale of a country house gradually encroached upon by urban sprawl is reissued as a board book. Although the text is too long to fit comfortably in the new format, the reproductions are clear and the story is as delightful as ever. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall)
This is the sixtieth-anniversary edition of the beloved classic and Caldecott Medal winner.",,"Picture Books",,,,,,,,,,,25321,,,, Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 October #2)
The author of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and her works feature in a group of fall titles. Virginia Lee Burton's Caldecott Medal-winning The Little House, about a cozy country home that passes through the seasons, becomes engulfed by urban sprawl and is subsequently restored to a suitably rural setting, now appears in a 60th anniversary edition. A special bellyband bedecks the hardcover and a citation graces the paperback edition. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.