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도 서 명(81) The Little House
저   자Virginia Lee Burton
출 판 사Houghton Mifflin Co
대상연령6~10세


* 1943년 Caldecott Medal 수상작
* 미국 교사 선정 100대 도서 (Teachers'''' Top 100 Books for Children)

오래전에 시골의 언덕위에 조그맣고 예쁜 집이 지어졌습니다. 조그만 집은 주위의 데이지 꽃과 사과나무, 시냇물과 푸른들판에 둘러쌓여 행복한 나날을 보냈습니다. 그런데 어느날 집앞에 도로가 놓이고 자동차가 다니기 시작했지요. 그리고 도로 주위에 집들과 빌딩들이 들어서고, 전차와 전철과 지하철이 들어섰습니다. 작은 집은 커다란 빌딩 숲과 고가전철에 파묻혀 햇빛도 볼 수 없게 되었지요. 그런데 어느날 이사짐 회사에서 사람들이 나와 집을 통채로 들어올려 커다란 트럭위에 실었습니다...

계절의 변화에 따른 아름다운 시골의 모습들, 도시가 생겨나는 과정, 도시화에 따라 발생하는 환경파괴 및 삶의 질 저하 등 여러가지 문제점들을 흥미롭게 묘사하고 있습니다.



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Paperback(40 pages) & Tape
ISBN: 0395891124
책 크기 : 22.8cm x 24.5cm

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Book Description
"Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built." So begins Virginia Lee Burton''''s classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1943. The rosy-pink Little House, on a hill surrounded by apple trees, watches the days go, by from the first apple blossoms in the spring through the winter snows. Always faintly aware of the city''''s distant lights, she starts to notice the city encroaching on her bucolic existence. First a road appears, which brings horseless carriages and then trucks and steamrollers. Before long, more roads, bigger homes, apartment buildings, stores, and garages surround the Little House. Her family moves out and she finds herself alone in the middle of the city, where the artificial lights are so bright that the Little House can no longer see the sun or the moon. She often dreams of "the field of daisies and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight." Children will be saddened to see the lonely, claustrophobic, dilapidated house, but when a woman recognizes her and whisks her back to the country where she belongs, they will rejoice. Young readers are more likely to be drawn in by the whimsical, detailed drawings and the happy ending than by anything Burton might have been implying about the troubling effects of urbanization.

Ingram
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer. "This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information."--Booklist. Caldecott Medal winner.