Tuesday, September 23, 2014

97:120 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

1st book in the Little House on the Prairie series.  Laura is about 5 years old during this book which covers approximately a one year span of time with her and her family living in a log cabin in the woods of Wisconsin. We get to see how she played and learn about life during that time from the eyes of a child which is always an interesting way to learn history.  It's a sweet, simple tale filled with the joy and innocence of childhood and love of life and family.

This is my second time reading this and doing it with one of my children as part of our curriculum.  The Prairie Primer curriculum incorporates so much by using these books.  We made butter, cheese, molasses on snow candy, and hasty pudding.  We learned about whittling, line dancing, harvesting maple syrup, and how honey is made and collected.  We studied Louis Pasteur and the California Gold Rush.  It's amazing how this book can be a jumping off point for so much.

Page count: 238p/26,051p ytd/207,089p lifetime

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