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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.
The New York childhood of the young man who becomes her husband is the stuff of Laura Ingalls Wilder's FARMER BOY. With her signature insight into the daily life of a nineteenth-century farm, Wilder champions the earnest hard work and family joy of Almanzo Wilder. Details abound --the techniques for training a team of young oxen, the agony of a Saturday night bath, the myriad of delicious foods at the county fair, the unrest the "big boys" cause at school, the wisdom and guidance of parents. Wilder is a keen observer, and Cherry Jones has an eager voice. Her narration is quick paced and enthusiastic as she recounts each story with an immediacy that brings the listener into each season's happenings. Fiddle music complements the recording. A.R. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
A farmer's son growing up on the family farm eventually finds that he wants to follow in his father's footsteps, despite the long hours and the never ending work.Published 9 months ago by dbidgood
This (primarily) non-fiction book is entertaining and educational. It is a must for any boy's library and is also quite enjoyable for adults.Published on Sept. 11 2010 by R. Walter
I've never read any of Wilder's books except this one. I've never even seen "Little House on the Prarie. Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by R. Wallace
In book three of the Little House series, Wilder turns her attention to the childhood of her husband Alonzo Wilder, who grew up in somewhat different circumstances in New York... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004 by K Scheffler
I will tell you that you should get this book. I loved this book and I know you will to. This book is about a boy that lives on a farm. The boy's name is Almonzo. Read morePublished on May 1 2003
Farmer Boy is about life in the 1800's. It is about a boy named Almanzo Wilder and his family. It is also about life on his farm. Read more
Farmer Boy is about a smart and eger boy named Almonzo who wants to train the colts but there is just one problem he is not old enough. Read more
Farmer Boy is about a boy that lives on a farm. On that farm they have colts, and Almanzo wants to train the colt. Read morePublished on April 23 2003