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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 7.42 Inches (W) x .87 Inches (D)

Weight: 1.13 Pounds

Suggested Age: 0-3 Years

Number of Pages: 42

Format: Board Book

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Readers / Beginner, Lifestyles / City + Town Life, Concepts / Size + Shape

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Author: Virginia Lee Burton

Language: English

Street Date: March 16, 2009
TCIN: 11985104
UPC: 9780547131047
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-5652
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942, Burton's "The Little House" has delighted generations of children. The text has been gently edited for this first-ever board book edition. Full color.



Book Synopsis



"Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built." So begins Virginia Lee Burton's classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942. The rosy-pink Little House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the days go by, from the first apple blossoms in the spring through the winter snows. Always faintly aware of the city's distant lights, she starts to notice the city encroaching on her bucolic existence. First a road appears, which brings horseless carriages and then trucks and steamrollers. Before long, more roads, bigger homes, apartment buildings, stores, and garages surround the Little House. Her family moves out and she finds herself alone in the middle of the city, where the artificial lights are so bright that the Little House can no longer see the sun or the moon. She often dreams of "the field of daisies and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Finally a woman recognizes her and whisks the Little House back to the country where she belongs, they will rejoice. For generations, young readers have been delighted by the whimsical, detailed drawings and happy ending.



Review Quotes



This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information. Booklist, ALA



About The Author



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.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 6.78 inches length x 0.92 inches width x 7.48 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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submitted by esmeralda - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, esmeralda! Regarding your question about the The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Board Book): This book is recommended for babies - 3 years of age. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Target.com at 1-800-591-3869 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

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5.0 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
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1 recommendations

Beautiful story

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Darkamber - 8 years ago
Beautiful story and pictures! Sturdy book
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
momma621 - 12 years ago
This is one of my favorite books for my childhood. I bought it for my 2 year old daughter for Christmas! I can't wait to give it to her!
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