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A sturdy, well tended little house standing on a hill in the countryside watches the days, nights, and seasons come and go as the town around her grows and develops before her.
©1942 Virginia Lee Burton (P)1991 Weston Woods

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My 4 year old LOVES this audiobook!

My daughter listens to this book every single night. She loves that it "turns the pages" along with the story, so it is like someone is reading to her in bed (which I do too, every night). It is something that helps her unwind on her own. A great story and a well done audiobook.

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Would love to have the words to read along!

Great book. I loved sharing one of my favorite books from childhood with my Grandson.

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Nice quiet story

The performance speed was a bit too slow for my taste, but I think children would find it calming. I had never read the book before, but it is a interesting tale about change - a house built in the country, then ends up surrounded by a city. The ending (spoiler alert!) is the house is moved to the country where she was happier, so no adapting to change message but still a nice story.

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amazing little book

the narration of this little book is absolutley perfect. the background sounds help provide richness and context to the story. it is a sweet tale about the redemption of a little house who finds herself becoming surrounded by a big city. it is charming and well-narrated. perfect for children, especially.

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Great sound effects

The sound effects of the machines highlighted in the story were true to life and kept my daughter’s attention.

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my 4 year old listens to this everynight.

beautiful story soothing voice. a old family staple in audio format. its a perfect little story.

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Sweet classic of 20th century progress

My second grader had to read this for school and we started with the audible version. The narrator is easy to understand and paints a memorable picture of a house that lives in the country and then witnesses 20th century progress of transportation and construction of a city around it.
My three boys ages 3, 5, and 7 all enjoy listening to this story.

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Grandson really enjoyed this story

This is a sweet tale about a house that starts out in the country, wishing to be in the exciting city. The city eventually takes over and the house longs for the beauty of the country again.

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The final frontier! Made me think.

Wait a minute, I said to myself.
This is a very sad case study of our world today. So simply put.
The narration along with the illustrations were palpable.

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  • JJ
  • 03-05-18

Good

Really good story love it I've heard this story since I was a little kid