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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

It is interesting to read this book given its classic status.  These are the earliest childhood memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  She is about four to five during the course of the book.  It's really only interesting as a work specifically for children.  It can introduce children to the realities of pioneer life in the era following the Civil War.  In that, it is worthwhile for a child reader, but there is otherwise not much here.

I intend to read later books in the series, which depict an older Laura, because she is so young here, it can not be much more than what it is.  The prose is very straight forward although she does use large words at times.

OK for kids as a historical artifact.  Not much here for either children or adults from a literary perspective.