Brand: HarperCollins

Product Code: 9780060264307

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Brief Description:
A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.


Jacket Description/Back:

New York Times bestselling author RACHEL GIBSON returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm

And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It s been years since she last saw Henry Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.

Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted and more but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?

Henry got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cuff links for a good set of hand tools.

Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he s come face-to-face with the one who got away. He s not looking for love. He s not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he s ever done?"



Marc Notes:
; A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors..


Publisher Marketing:
Meet Laura Ingalls...the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods in the 1870's. In those same woods, Laura Ingalls lived with her Pa and Ma, and her sisters Mary and baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunted and trapped. Ma made her own cheese and maple syrup. All night long, the wind howled lonesomely, but Pa played his fiddle and sang, keeping the family safe and cozy.


Publisher Marketing:

Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Little House in the Big Woods 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.



Review Citations:
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1994 pg. 317 (EAN 9780060264307, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780060264307, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 61 (EAN 9780060797508, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2017 pg. 115 (EAN 9780062470720, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2001 pg. 297 (EAN 9780060296483, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 297 (EAN 9780060296483, Library Binding)
  • Publishers Weekly 04/30/2001 pg. 80 (EAN 9780060296476, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2001 pg. 297 (EAN 9780060296476, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 297 (EAN 9780060296476, Hardcover)
  • New Yorker (The) 08/10/2009 pg. 74 (EAN 9780064400015, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780064400015, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1994 pg. 317 (EAN 9780060264314, Library Binding)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780060264314, Library Binding)

Contributor Bio:  Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America's heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America's quintessential pioneer story.



Contributor Bio:  Williams, Garth

Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits' Wedding (HarperCollins).