|Plot Summary of Little House In The Big Woods|
|"It is the 1860's and the Ingalls family (Pa, Ma, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie) are living in the Wisconsin woods in a log cabin built by Pa. Laura, the main character, is a lively and precocious child. The reader sees life through Laura's eyes - the hardships, the unpredictable winter weather, wild animals roaming the woods and the familys' struggle for survival. Through it all the Ingalls have the most precious commodity: family love. Pa is a devoted caretaker of his family. He is a hunter and provider. Ma sews, cooks and takes care of the three children. Mary is Laura's best friend and confidant. Laura believes that her baby sister Carrie is the prettiest baby in the world. As night settles in Pa pulls out his fiddle and entertains his family. When a devastating winter storm hits the Big Woods the Ingalls family must band together to make the best out of a bad situation. Will the Ingalls family survive?
Through the adventures of the Ingalls family the reader is taken back to a more humble chapter in American history. "
sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Little House In The Big Woods|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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