When I was in late elementary school, I sailed through all the books in the "Little House" series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I. loved. them!
I have been waiting not-so patiently to share these wonderful books with my children. I wanted to wait until they (well, the older four anyway) were all old enough to understand and enjoy them like I had.
Being the rather Charlotte Mason-y homeschooler that I am, I love that our core curriculum centers around wonderful read-alouds - so called "living books". We're studying early American history this year, and in talking about pioneers and life in the late 1800s, our curriculum includes two of the books from the Little House series.
Well, there was no way I could read just two of the books to the children, and not all 9 of them. (gasp!)
So I hopped on Ebay, found a boxed set for a great price (I think it was $14), and we've started working our way through the entire series now.
The set is just like the one I had when I was growing up, and seeing again the illustrations that I remember so well has been such a treat.
We've already finished the first book (Little House in the Big Woods), it only took about a week and a half. We're now working our way through the second book (Little House on the Prairie).
Every time I close the book, the children all call out in unison "No! More, more, please!"
They are loving the books as much as I did.