About this item
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture bookThe 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!
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts / Size + Shape, Readers / Beginner, Lifestyles / City + Town Life
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Street Date: April 26, 1978
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-0631