The Little House by Virgina Lee Burton (Paperback) Winner of 1943 Caldecott Medal
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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Reading Level: 5+
"My 8 year old was so excited when I brought this book home from the library. He just loves it. Must have been introduced to it at school."
"I adored this book as a child, and when I recently read it to a preschool class, I found myself fighting the urge to become emotional. It is a simple story with a strong message that is easy for preschoolers to understand."
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