Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Published: 2004 (first published 1932)
Genre: Classics, Historical fiction, Young Adult
Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.
Thoughts: This is one of those books that you read when you were young and you come back later and read, either to your own child or by yourself. While it reminds oneself how much simpler life was almost 140 years ago, it also reminds one that it was also a much harder existence because one had to make everything one ate and wore; there was no grocery store to get butter, cheese, milk and bread and one couldn't just hop in ones car to go and get a new outfit at the local store. Its an enjoyable read at any age.
13835 / 15000 pages. 92% done!