Item description for The Little House (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) by Virginia Lee Burton...
Overview A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
Publishers Description 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
Citations And Professional Reviews The Little House (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) by Virginia Lee Burton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1240
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 605
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 636
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 575
PW Notes and Reprints - 10/14/2002 page 86
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 318
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 318
Publishers Weekly - 10/14/2002
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 830
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 9.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 26, 1978
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade 1
Series Learning Language Arts Through Literature
ISBN 039525938X ISBN13 9780395259382 UPC 046442259385
Availability 0 units.
More About Virginia Lee Burton
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.
Virginia Lee Burton was born in 1909 and died in 1968.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little House?
Sweet remiscence of small-town America May 8, 2008
This was one of my favorites as kid. Then, sadly, I forgot about it until stumbling across it in the school library. It is once again one of my favorites. Cynics might roll their eyes at this tribute to good ol' days gone by, but I personally appreciate the nostalgia and the house with its subtle face parts is adorable. You feel so bad for the cute little house! It is also an observation at the change of time. I don't know how intense that is as a theme, but I found it touching and Burton tells the tale with such heart and care.
Cute Little Book Jan 7, 2008
We live in a very old house in the country and this book was such a cute story about just that. We enjoyed it.
another great book for any child Dec 7, 2007
Another timeless classic by this author. It's an amazing story about appreciation. Completely entertaining and like the other books in this series, the artwork is phenominal!!!
A Lifetime FAVORITE!! Oct 31, 2007
This was my favorite book as a child and I am so happy to find it again!! Now I will enjoy it as I read it to my grandchildren.
Great Book Aug 18, 2007
It was my favorite book when I was little, now it's time for my children to get know bout little house story. I got today from this site with free shipping. Great story book delivered to the door. Saving time to seaching at book store with carrying 2 little childrens especially summer hot day! Thank god this site... I'm looking forward to reading this book tonight ^0^/