The Little House Board Book 小房子
"Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in thecountry. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and wellbuilt." So begins Virginia Lee Burton's classic The Little House,winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942. The rosy-pinkLittle House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the daysgo by, from the first apple blossoms in the spring through thewinter snows. Always faintly aware of the city's distant lights,she starts to notice the city encroaching on her bucolic existence.First a road appears, which brings horseless carriages and thentrucks and steamrollers. Before long, more roads, bigger homes,apartment buildings, stores, and garages surround the Little House.Her family moves out and she finds herself alone in the middle ofthe city, where the artificial lights are so bright that the LittleHouse can no longer see the sun or the moon. She often dreams of"the field of daisies and the apple trees dancing in themoonlight." Finally a woman recognizes her and whisks the LittleHouse back to the country where she belongs, they will rejoice. Forgenerations, young readers have been delighted by the whimsical,detailed drawings and happy ending.
The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1942,Burton's "The Little House" has delighted generations of children.The text has been gently edited for this first-ever board bookedition. Full color.