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Little House [Paperback]

Virginia Lee Burton
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); New edition edition (April 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039525938X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395259382
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 22.8 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An old classic in urgent need of rediscovery! 5 Jun 2001
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My brothers and I had this book when we were little and loved it, so I was delighted to find it again for my children. One one level, it is a charming, moving tale, beautifully illustrated, of a little country house being swallowed up by the city. But the story also teaches children about so many things - seasons and the passage of time, urban development and different kinds of transport - in a completely undidactic and subtle way. Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic which stays with you 16 July 2008
This book is the first of which I have a memory. It's charm and impact have proven the test of time and I've actively sought it out as a gift for the next generation.
It tells the tale of a simple house built in the countryside, which watches the seasons passing by and the world growing up around it. I could feel the loss of innocence, as the little house is eventually consumed by and then lost within the big, anonymous city. I remember being lifted along with the little house, when it is eventually transported back into a new space in an undisturbed area of open countryside.
I reckon it's one of the timeless children's tales, whose simple power will still be resonating with the kids in your life when they eventually grow up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars little house children book. 18 May 2013
By rose
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my son who is 3 really loves this book he never gets bored of it.
really nice story with plenty of pictures too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful illustrations 24 Mar 2013
By S.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was originally published seventy-one years ago and is a story about a house in the countryside which, over time, becomes a house in the city as a result of transport development etc. The artist's drawing style is attractive and colour is used effectively in the illustrations. I read it with three little boys (two of three-years-old and one six-year-old) and they all found it appealing with much to look at and discuss in the picures. This was more enjoyable to read with children than many of the more recent books I've seen. I'd not heard of Virginia Lee Burton before seeing this at a friend's house very recently (who had just bought it from Amazon), but would recommend her work and I will probably get some more of her books.
Delivery was astonishingly swift; it seems that, within moments of raising my fingers from the keyboard after making the purchase, the postman is at the door with it! Incredibly low price too.
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