Friday, December 19, 2008
In 1995, HarperCollins compiled some of the Christmas stories from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder into a beautiful large collector's hardcover titled, A Little House Christmas. This book is the next selection for our special featured books in December.
Christmas time in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, on the prairies of Kansas, and along Plum Creek come alive again in this special collection with colored Garth Williams illustrations. The introduction to this book starts off as follows:
"ONCE UPON A TIME, a little girl named Laura Ingalls lived in a little log cabin in the Big Woods of Wisconsin with her Pa, her Ma, her big sister Mary, and her baby sister Carrie. Laura had many adventures as she traveled west across the prairie with her family in their covered wagon..."
Every year new fans are drawn to the Little House books. New generations of children learn about the pioneers through the eyes of a young girl who experienced it. And it is Laura's romantic view of the world that attracts fans to the love and support of family that flows in abundance throughout the Little House books.
Also included in this first of two volumes, are the words and music to "Merry, Merry Christmas!" by Mrs. T. J. Cook.
A Little House Christmas would make an excellent gift for the Laura Ingalls Wilder fan in your life.