Monday, May 21, 2018

Books With Bean ~ Little House in the Big Woods

Books With Bean, Laura Ingalls Wilder, book reviews by teens

Title: Little House in the Big Woods 

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder 

Published: 1932

Genre: Historical fiction 

Summary: Laura lives with her Ma, Pa, big sister Mary and her little sister Carrie in the big woods of Wisconsin. The book follows her life over a year and you learn about how a family back then lived from planting in the spring to harvesting in the fall and even a old fashioned Christmas in the winter.

What I liked about it: I have loved the Little house books since I was young and I love them more each time I read them. The story while partially fictitious in its retelling of Laura’s life it is a great way for people to learn about what it was like living, growing up, working and moving west in the mid to late 1800s. Laura’s family goes through many hardships and many good times as well and these books show a beautiful picture of early Americans’ lives working to make their way in life and making their country better. 

Language: None 

Romance: None

Violence: None

Magic: None 

Recommended Age: Laura in this first book is very young and I think these books are good to read aloud with your children when they are young. and Then have the first one be one of the first books your child reads on their very own as they get a little older as it is both educational and not overly complicated.

Books With Bean, Laura Ingalls Wilder, book reviews by teens


  1. the best book from this series was the Long winter... we read it in the summer time and it made us shiver with cold. So well done.

  2. I love these books! You know it's good storytelling when it captivates teens and adults just as much as the children it was originally intended for. :-)