The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

the little house

This book is about a little house that was built way out in the countryside. Unfortunately, as time went by, roads started getting built around the house and soon more houses were built next to it. Eventually, the houses were replaced by bigger and taller buildings, until one day the little house found itself in the middle of a busy city.

By then, the little house was in a terrible state – her windows were broken and her shutters hung crookedly. The little house felt really sad and could only dream of the life she used to have.

Luckily, there is a happy ending to this story. The great-great-great-granddaughter of the man who built the little house chanced upon her and decided to move her away, so that the little house could live in the idyllic countryside once more.

This story fairly long, and it can be used to teach about the seasons and the differences between the countryside and the city. It is a touching story that I foresee we will be reading several more times (and having more points to discuss about) as Samantha grows older.


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