Buy It Borrow It or Bag It: The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson

Little House     I am not in the habit of spending $30 for a book unless it begins with the words “Harry Potter and the…” However, when I saw this book in my local independent bookstore, I couldn’t resist. This is a great addition to your collection if you are a fan of the “Little House” series and is even more perfect for young readers. The World of Little House is a stunningly beautiful volume that takes the nine books of the Little House series, breaks them down, offers a brief synopsis of each and then expands on them. It includes illustrations as to what the various homesteading sites looked like (based on description) whether they are the Little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Little House on the Prairie or the dugout On the Banks of Plumb Creek It also offers a few recipes and crafts that are described in the books as well.

One thing that I especially liked is how the authors included a time line in the back of the book with other major events so that readers can really immerse themselves in the world of little house as well as its place in history. They tell you when the nation’s first zoo opened in Philadelphia abut the same time as the Ingalls family moved to Walnut Grove, Minnesota and provide information as to all of the Little House tourist sites in case you want to take a trip to “Laura Land” yourself!

Evidently this is not a new book (copyright 1996) but It is the first time I have ever seen it and I highly recommend this book for any fan of the Little House books/TV series and although it is pricey, This volume makes a great Mother’s Day/Birthday gift for that Little House fan who has everything. BUY IT!

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