Annotations for Little House


Baker & Taylor
A country cottage finds a chance to escape the city which has grown up around her

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Baker & Taylor
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

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Houghton
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.


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Houghton
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she's sad when she's surrounded by the dirty, noisy city's hustle and bustle: "She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Fortunately, there's a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!


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