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Going to Town (My First Little House) [Paperback]

By Laura Ingalls Wilder (Author) & Renee Graef (Illustrator)
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Item description for Going to Town (My First Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder & Renee Graef...

When Pa gathers the Ingalls children to take them on a trip to town, they couldn't be more pleased, in this latest addition to the My First Little House Books series. Reissue.

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Long, long ago, a little girl named Laura Ingalls lived in a little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their good old bulldog, Jack. One spring day Pa has a wonderful surprise--he is taking the family on a trip into town Laura is very excited, for she has never been to a town, and this special visit is everything she imagined and more.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Renee Graef's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.Laura and Mary get ready for their very first trip from the little house in the Big Woods into town, where a visit to the general store and a picnic by the lake await.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 8.99" Height: 0.17"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 2, 2000
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
Age  3-8
Edition  Revised  
Series  My First Little House  
ISBN  0064434524  
ISBN13  9780064434522  

Availability  0 units.

More About Laura Ingalls Wilder & Renee Graef

Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867, near Pepin, Wisconsin. From 1882–1885 she was a teacher in South Dakota. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885. Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier.

Laura Ingalls Wilder has said that she and her sisters were busy and happy as children but loved Pa's stories the best. In 1932, when Laura was 60 years old, she wrote her first book, Little House In The Big Woods, so those stories would not be lost. She thought about how she had seen the settling of the frontier -- the woods, Indian Territory of the Great Plains, the frontier towns, the coming of the railroad, and homesteading on the prairie. She thought of writing the story of her childhood in eight volumes that would cover each aspect of the American frontier. These became the Little House series. Wilder finished the last book in 1943. On February 10, 1957, she died at age 90, on her farm in Mansfield, Missouri.

For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 and died in 1957.

Laura Ingalls Wilder has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Little House
  2. Little House (HarperTrophy)
  3. Little House the Laura Years (Audio)
  4. My First Little House Books (Paperback)
  5. Writings to Young Women on Laura Ingalls Wilder

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
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4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Board Books
5Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > Farm Life > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Historical > Little House
9Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Simple LIfe Pleasures  Jan 15, 2006
This is a fabulous example of the simple life of times past. What joy was found in just being together as a family with the added fun of "going to town".
All First Little House Books are Excellent!  Mar 16, 2005
I just love this series of First Little House books. My own two girl have delighted in them and a fequently give them to 3-6 year olds as birthday or Christmas gifts.
The stories are classic Little House and the illustrations just beautiful!
Perfect Introduction to the Little House Series...  Oct 11, 2002
Adapted deftly from the Little House series made famous by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this gorgeous picture book tells of Laura's first day trip with her family from the Big Woods to the nearby town of Pepin Wisconsin. The writing is charming and warm, the typeface perfect for reading aloud or independently. The illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams' originals, are extraordinary...absolutely beautiful! I would not consider this adaptation to be a "dumbed down" version of the originals, nor it is too juvenile for older readers. Rather it is a perfect transition piece which lends itself to wonderful cuddling and conversation, both of which are important for developing strong readers no matter how old they may be.

I would also recommend the hardcover editions. They last longer through many readings and make reading aloud feel like a real treat.


Great series of books  Jun 12, 2000
When I was a kid my dad got me the whole Little House series of books. I loved them and read them for years. Now I have 2 daughters of my own and I'm thrilled to be able to introduce them to the Little House books at a younger age. The illustrations are great and the stories are well written. As I'm reading them to my daughters I remember the stories when I read them as a kid. Fun for all of us!
enchanting book for all youngsters  Apr 12, 2000

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