The Little House

Burton, Virginia Lee (Book - 1969)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Little House
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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!
Authors: Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
Title: The little house
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1969.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 25 cm.
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ISBN: 039525938X
Statement of Responsibility: story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton
Subject Headings: Housing Fiction. Dwellings Fiction. Architecture, Domestic Fiction.
Genre/Form: Picture books for children-1969.
Topical Term: Housing
Architecture, Domestic
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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.

Apr 20, 2013
  • Mafalda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jan 30, 2010
  • MaLoCle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 09, 2009
  • AlanaS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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


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