Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I am familiar with Laura's autobiographical stories from my childhood, but that was twenty years ago, so in many respects, it was like I read this book for the first time. I enjoyed it, it made the time pass quickly, and I learned so much history! Plus, overall my 2 and 4 year-old boys did not complain while it was playing! : )
Laura has such a beautiful and detailed way of describing life in her neck of the woods (pun intended-ha!). How on earth did she remember all those details such as the colors and patterns of her aunts' dresses at the dance? I'm surely impressed!
I also enjoyed learning the how-tos of churning butter, making bullets, smoking meat, etc. I will borrow a phrase from amazon.com's review: it's a painless history lesson!
This is a staple for childhood, but it is a great read for every age!