Sunday, November 28, 2010

Take a word! Home My favorite book(really)

In 1943, Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House won the Caldecott Award for the most distinguished picture book published in 1942. It is the story of a little house in the country surrounded by trees, birds, and fields of flowers. As the years pass, the big city, originally set miles away over the hills, expands and engulfs the little house, which bye and bye sits abandoned, surrounded by skyscrapers, with subways rumbling beneath it and elevated trains clickity-clacking past its front door. Finally, a descendent of the original builder discovers that the little house belonged to her family, and she has it moved back into the country where once again it enjoys the trees, birds, and fields of flowers.



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14 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful collage peggy!!

Junibears said...

It's such a wonderful story Paggy.
I love your take on the theme this week. xx

mary.kg said...

Très jolie histoire ! bonne illustration du thème ! Amicalement Mary.KG

Grannie Annie said...

What a wonderful little story Peggy...I am so glad you shared it with us. Thank you!

Taluula said...

What a wonderful story Peggy and so beautifully illustrated. Bravo my friend.

Rosie said...

What a charming tale Peggy! I'd love a little house like that! =)

Janine said...

This looks really great and it is still a "modern" story, isn´t it.

Lizbethem said...

Thanks for the trip back to a kinder, gentler time. Sweet little house.

indybev said...

What a neat story, Peggy. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Peggy,

Thank you so much for reminding me of this book that I read to my son when he was small. I loved the book and there are days when I wish I could move me out to the country again where it was so lovely with the birds, trees, animals and clear blue sky.

Mary Wilkins
marymarg27608@yahoo.com

Katie said...

What a great book to share! I will have to look for this.

Ann said...

Peggy..thank you sooooooooo much for this trip down memory lane!! I remember the hours I spent growing up and reading this book over and over..it,too,was my favorite! In all the business of the past 10 years or more,I had forgotten about it. I absolutely MUST get this for my grandchildren. The story is every bit,if not more,relavent today!! Wish I knew where my OLD copy was..must be in one of the 50+ moving boxes from my parents house! :)

William said...

That is such a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Ozstuff said...

Peggy, your story has obviously stirred up nostalgia for the "good old days". I remember that book and, when I think about it, I can still remember the warmth and good feelings it engendered.

Thanks so much for the memories.