- Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1942.
- Year Published: 1942
- Description: 40 p. : col. illus. ; 24 x 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
Recently Listed On
- The Big List of Awesome Books for First Graders
- children's books
- Best children's books, movies and CDs I discovered with my kids
- New York Public Library's Top Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years
- Caldecott Medal Winner Books
- Top 100 Picture Books selected by School Library Journal
- Books for the kids visit
- Classics for Grades K-2
- Checkout History
generations Caldecott medal seasons picture book change Virginia Lee Burton Burton family modernization Max classics for k-2 caldecott Virginia Lee environmental house modernization seasons caldecott medal winner
Login to add tags
The little house
There is currently 1 available
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
I love the illustrations in this book! The story captures the tension between urban growth and preservation- it's amazing how she boils down this sort of complicated theme into something that is accessible for children. A great, classic book!!
Sweet story with cute illustrations. My boys love it.
Both grown ups and children will love this book. It is a story of a cute little country house. How she is happy surrounded by fields of daisies and apple trees. Then the city grows around her and she is left in the shadows of tall buildings. Uncared for with broken windows and doors. Oh! How she misses her beautiful country side. Will she ever get repaired? Will she ever get to go back? Hint: The ending is happy. I learned it is important for little ones to know that when you are reading to them. Since the book was written in 1943, the pictures in the book depict buildings and vehicles of that era. Some words are no longer in current usage but this story never gets old. Beautifully written. Simple illustration. The 'emotions' of the house are shown by the way the doors and the windows are drawn. Very nice art work. Recommend it.
The drawings of cars are old fashioned, we don't really discuss tenements anymore, but other than that this story of the transition from rural to urban could have been written yesterday.
Login to write a review of your own.