The School Library Journal's Top 100 Children's Novels #19
Title: Little House in the Big Woods
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Genre: Children's, Historical Fiction (Though these stories are autobiographical, they are considered "fiction" because no sources are cited)
The Recipe: Four-year old Laura lives in a log cabin in the woods of Wisconsin in the year 1871, along with her Ma, Pa, and sisters Mary and Carrie. This the story of their Pioneer life and adventures living in the woods.
The Frosting and Sprinkles: I remember being intrigued as a child reading The Little House books. There's is something exciting and interesting to children about daily Pioneer life. As an adult, I found this book interesting but not very engaging.
The Ingalls are a loving family and readers can learn a little about life int he woods in 1871.
The Hair That Fell Into the Batter: Neither the plot nor the characters are very developed or engaging-probably because it's really a collection of stories from Laura's childhood rather than a complete, connected story.
I know, I'm stepping on toes here- this a beloved childhood classic. But, I just didn't find it engaging. I prefer well-developed and meaningful plots and characters.
Ingredients You May Find Sour: None.
2 Out of 5 cupcakes!