Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House #1)
by: Laura Ingalls Wilder
When I was 6 or 7 years old, I received the entire Little House series for Christmas. I still have the entire set today sitting on my bookshelf waiting for when my daughter is ready to read them. They’re a little worn, but that’s just because I loved the books in this series SO much. I can vividly remember receiving this gift from my parents. I remember the box the books came in (I don’t have that anymore), the fresh pages that had never been touched, the fantastic illustrations, and the promise of hours of fun reading time. Honestly, as a parent now, this gift was probably meant more for them than for me — it guaranteed them hours of peace. LOL!
My favorite moment from book 1, that I remember to this day, is when Laura got to make these molasses candies. It was a cold winter’s day. Laura and her mother and sister went to an area of pristine snow and poured molasses onto the snow. They waited a few minutes and then pulled the molasses candy from the snow. I can remember thinking how awesome that was. And then I wanted it to snow so I could try it. Unfortunately, where I live in Southern California we hardly ever get snow, but one day I will try this out!
If you have a little girl looking for a heartwarming, fun, adventurous series to read, I highly recommend the Little House series. These books are highly engaging, sweet, and timeless. They are also clean, safe, and wholesome to read.
About the Book
Little House in the Big Woods, the first book in the Little House series, takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack.
Pioneer life isn’t easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa’s fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.
The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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