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Goodreads Book Review: Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I remember the first time I read Little House in the Big Woods. I was maybe 8 years old, and I would curl up in the bright pink bean bag chair in the storage room of my family's espresso shop. My parents had bought me the Little House boxed set from a local lady who sold homeschool curriculum, and I immediately loved the cover drawings of the smiling family adventuring in a covered wagon. I enjoyed the childish antics and the stories about old ways of living.

Reading it again all these years later, it felt like sitting beside a quiet stream of memory, the only sound the wind rustling the leaves of paper and past. It was like a pause from the chaos, a deep rest in a slower space. I couldn't help but wonder -- did reading these old children's books plant the seeds of simplicity in my heart? Was that when I started to dream of living life free from what we call modern society?

As a girl, I remember …