Have you read the Little House books lately? I didn’t read them until I was in my 30’s (I’m 70 now) but I became nearly addicted to them for a while. Unfortunately, I missed a few in this series and now I’m determined to fix that problem.
Look at this beautiful cover! Doesn’t it make you want to pick up the book and hug it? The chapters are each about a different activity well-remembered by Laura when she got older. Her parents worked incessantly to provide for their family. They especially worked to make it through the harsh winters each year.
This book is technically a memoir more than a novel. I’m so grateful that Laura Ingalls Wilder generously wrote down her childhood memories so we can know how her mother made cheese and straw hats and so much more, and how her father worked tirelessly to provide in other ways.
These books are both a blessing and an education. Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the series. I bought a fantastic five-book set at Amazon and love them to pieces. They have thick glossy pages and full color illustrations by Garth Williams. There are nine books in the series and the set contains only the first five, so I’ll have to buy the last four books separately. I have a strong desire to read through this series in the recommended order and I’m starting that this year.
Note: There’s also a nine book set but those books have the black and white illustrations, so buyer beware!
Cabin image at top of page by David Mark from Pixabay
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