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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: 23.9 x 0.8 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information." Booklist, ALA

About the Author

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.


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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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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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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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My favourite book as a child. Spoke to a friend about it and put it in Amazon search. Much to my surprise and delight it came up straight away Such a lovely story and still so relevant in today's busy world.
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The Little House is a real trip down memory lane for me. I read it over and over again as a child but then the book was lost. It covers night and day, the changing of the seasons and the encroachment of the city on the countryside. This little house has feelings and the reader is totally drawn into it's decline and eventual happiness. I missed being able to read this story to my sons so I can't wait to read it to my grandson.
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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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The resonant story of THE LITTLE HOUSE is also a story of mine (and those) who grew up to see the wonder of day and night, experience the changes of four seasons and as time passing by, witness the disappearance of green meadows and replacement of more houses and then towering skyscrapers all over us and finally the urge to return to a place simpler and closer to nature was answered and we settled down in countryside for the content with the little house and birds' song than the hectic pace with polluted air.

To convey this progression, Virginia Burton, the Caldecott Medal Winner, places the Little House on the center of each page, and through her lucid storytelling and amazing touch of drawings, enchant the readers with activities that constitutes each theme - sun rise, starry night, spring robin, summer swim, fall leaves, winter skating, then comes the paving of the road and the birth of the city - with apartments, train stations, subways, and commercial building gradually constructing on subsequent pages. The Little House in the darkest stage is almost invisible. But this pretty house that "was strong and well built will never be sold for gold or silver but live to see the great-great-granddaughter" of the builder who shall make her rescue discovery and bring her back to a new hill to unite with her old friends from nature. By accident (or not), I also stood in front of this Little House and could not believe it has been in print for more than 60 years because it is still shiny bright and her story a moving and enduring one.
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