*Originally posted December 2012*
A Little House Christmas Treasury by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by Garth Williams
Festive Holiday Stories – Little House on the Prarie Series
Genre: Juvenile Fiction – Holidays
Pages: 144 Padded Hardcover (chapter book size)
Date Published: September 25th, 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s
Celebrate the holidays with Laura and her family with stories from the beloved Little House books!
We just finished this as a read aloud. (AppleBlossom is currently three years old at the time of this 2012 review.) We read it right before bed for several nights. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a Christmas treasury, but what I found was a book that seemed to take all the chapters with Christmas from the various Little House stories. Now here is my confession, I have never read the Little House books. I have wanted to but the opportunity just never presented itself now with daughters I’m looking forward to it. This is a beautiful book, with a holly red color with gold snowflakes. The padded cover makes it seem so elegant and comfortable to hold. I think this is great and a wonderful idea to have available for the Christmas season. It would be great for young girls to read alone, however it is a fabulous as a read aloud. I’m sure we’ll use it again to read aloud many more times.
I requested this one to review after discovering it is on the list for Memoria Press First Grade. While I haven’t read the Little House books, being recommended by Memoria Press I was hopeful going in and pleased by the end as always. I originally posted this review in 2012, AppleBlossom is now four years old.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood growing up in a pioneer family. She also wrote a regular newspaper column and kept a diary as an adult moving from South Dakota to Missouri, the latter of which has been published as a book.
Generations of children picture their favorite fictional characters as drawn by Garth Williams. Thus the unforgettable dapper mouse, Stuart Little, or the kindhearted spider, Charlotte and her pig friend, Wilbur. And many other animals (bears, dogs, kittens, crickets) fantastic creatures (elves, fairies) and children and grown-ups in books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Selden, Charlotte Zolotow, Else H. Minarik and many others. Garth Williams was also the writer of seven children’s books, like Baby Farm Animals, but it is primarily as an illustrator that he will always be remembered. His most controversial book was Rabbit’s Wedding, written and illustrated by him in 1958, for it stirred racial issues.