Saturday, April 5, 2014

Judging Books By Their Covers: Little House in the Big Woods

Jessica at Quirky Bookworm hosts Bookworm Fridays on the first Friday of each month, and April features a "Judging Books By Their Covers" linkup. Here's my contribution.

I've loved the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder for a looooong time. As a child I felt I could often relate with many of the stories, as I too lived in a log cabin in the woods, raised animals, and helped in my mom's vegetable garden. Come to think of it, it's probably what inspired my love of books from that time era in general.

Which cover is your favorite? If you saw all of these together on a shelf, which one would you reach for?

1953 edition, this is the cover I'm most familiar with
First edition, 1932

UK edition, 2009
Spanish edition
Most of the foreign language ones I found simply used the 1953 cover above. 

Sounds like this one is a new 2014 UK edition

I'm partial to the 1953 Garth Williams illustrations, mostly because it's what I'm most familiar with. But I do really like the 2014 UK one too. I think I might have to re-read this series!

1 comment:

  1. I'm most familiar with the Garth Williams ones too, and I love them! But I like that last one with all the snow too!

    (You should definitely reread them. I listened to the whole series on audiobook two years ago; and Cherry Jones did a great job narrating them!)