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Little House On The Prairie 75th Anniversary Edition [Hardcover]

Laura I Wilder
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Sept. 20 2010 Little House

When Laura Ingalls and her family set out for Kansas, they travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the perfect place to call home. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, but Laura and her family are busy and happy building their new little house.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's timeless classic, this gorgeous new hardcover edition features Garth Williams's charming illustrations in vibrant full color. For anyone who has ever read and loved Little House on the Prairie, and for those who have yet to discover Laura's world, this is a volume to cherish.

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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 began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations."

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This classic tale of a family's move from the woods of Wisconsin to the prairies of Kansas not long after the Civil War has delighted readers for decades. Now we can be delighted by listening to Cherry Jones's performance. Her lively and versatile delivery gives voice to Laura, Ma, and Pa. Especially enjoyable is hearing her sing. Paul Woodiel's fiddle playing adds even more to this production. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book. Oct. 18 1998
By A Customer
The author of Little House on the Prairie is Laura Ingalls Wilder. The story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her ma, pa, and her two sisters Mary and baby Carrie. In the 1880's they move from Wisconsin to Indian country which is Kansas. They build a house of logs and they face many hardships: a rushing river they have to cross, illness, fires, and an Indian scare. When these events are happening the story goes very fast. The first book, Little House in the Big Wood,s is better than this book because it is more interesting. It is interesting because it doesn't have lots of boring details like when pa and Laura put on a door. There are more exciting parts in Little House in the Big Woods like when Laura and her family go to their grandparents' house for a dance. "Suddenly Uncle George did a pigeon wing, and bowing low before Grandma he began to jig. Grandma tossed her spoon to somebody. She put her hands on her hips and faced Uncle George, and everybody shouted. Grandma is jigging." I think that women and girls would like this book. There are nine books in the Laura Ingalls Wilder's series. The illustrator, Garth Williams draws excellent pictures in the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Adults too! June 16 2004
Laura's family once setteld. They are great books! I am seeing the whole experience from a new perspective now that I am 35 (relating more with Ma I think) and I am enjoying the stories completely. It's also nice because the books can be read in a single afternoon or just a few hours. A wonderful look at the pioneer life with details on cabin building and settling a piece of land. I highly recommend these books but suggest reading them in order to keep the story of Laura's adventures straight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life on the Frontier April 7 2004
Pa Ingalls is tired of how crowded the big woods are getting. So he decides to sell the house and move west with his family. Just before the ice breaks, the family loads up their wagon and heads out. They cross the Mississippi River and then head south, settling two days away from Independence, Missouri. Now they have to build a new house and survive the wilderness. Meanwhile, Laura is anxious to see a papoose. And with all the Indians in the area, she may get her chance.
This is a charming book. It's almost a collection of short stories with many chapters being a self-contained event. Still, through these pages, we get a good picture of life on the American frontier 130 years ago. The book gives plenty of detail about their everyday life without getting bogged down. And it is interesting. Frankly, some of the chapters are so harrowing I felt my pulse quicken. Often I found myself shaking my head in awe at what the Ingalls dealt with on a daily basis. This is a good way to make anyone appreciate just what we have today.
These books are still popular 70 years after they were first written for good reason. They are an entertaining and enlightening look at a bygone era.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Michelle from Richview Middle School March 10 2004
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This story begins in the big woods of Wisconsin. A family lived there that consisted of a a dog Jack, a baby Carrie, the oldest daugter Mary and the yourner daughter Laura. The parents are known in this story as Ma and Pa. Ma and Pa are somewhat strict whils Mary is somewhat conservitive and Laura is very adventorous. They left the big woods and went to a new place out west. They traveled along the Mississippi and stopped in amny differnt places to rest. When they finally got there they met their new neighbor, Mr. Edwards. When Pa and Mr. Edwards met Pa asked if they wanted to help each other build their houses. For the next several weeks they helped each other build their houses. When they were finished with the houses Pa asked Mr. Edwards if he would help him build his stable in turn for food. He accepted and they built a sturdy nice looking stable. One night Pa and Laura were sitting in the doorstep and they heard something that sounded very close. It was cowboys! The cowboys were coming to ask Pa if he would help them keep the cattle out of the ravine in turn for fresh meat. He accepted and was back in no time. The next day they decided to go search for an indian camp. They found one eventually but there was no one there. They found some beads and took them home and then they made a necklace for baby Carrie. She loved it. The next few weeks the girls were'nt feeling well. They were very sicka dn needed someone to take care of them luckily htye had a good neighbor who came to just check up on them. It was Mrs. Scott. She took care of them until they became well. Now it was Christmas time. Pa went down to town and bought the girls Christmas presents. They didnt know it but Mr. Scott was on his way over there and he was also bringing him presents for Christmas. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little House on the Prairie (335 pgs) Oct. 20 2003
By Alice
This book is a historical fiction book.It teaches you about prairie life while giving you an adventure.Its the sequel to "Little House in the Big Woods."
It starts out when Laura Ingalls(the author)and her family decide to move out of the woods to the prairie,where there is more space.They pack their things in a covered wagon and leave.
The Ingalls must cross the Mississippi River while it is frozen. There are many other things during their trip that Laura sees that she describes very well.
Once they are there,Pa Ingalls starts their new house,while Ma and the children live in a small hole.Pa does most of the log stacking,and its very ingenious how the house is built.Ma helps for a while but a log falls on her foot.That part is kind of sad. The family dog,Jack,was lost while crossing a lake.That part was really sad and almost made me stop reading.But I saw his name further into the book,so I didn't stop.
Laura,being the tomboy of the family,helps Pa make the door.I love it how they show the steps to making the door.Its cool how a door with hinges could be made back then.They even made a lock.
The family have many adventures in the house.Some of then are with indians.They find beads at an indian camp and that starts a rival between Laura and her sister,Mary.Mary decides to use her beads to make a necklace for their baby sister,Carrie.Not wanting to look spoiled,Laura decides to,also.One time indians came to the house,there were fires and other extraordinary adventures.
During their life on the prairie,the Ingalls make two friends.One is Mr.Edwards,who is a very jolly guy.The other is Mr. Scott,who isn't as cool,but still okay.These men help the Ingalls a lot.Being the only neighbors,everyone becomes fast friends.
The praire was large and neighbors were far away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Little house on the Prairie
My book arrived a little late but in good condition. Amazon customer service were very communicative about the late delivery of my book.
Published on Feb. 5 2012 by Wendy
5.0 out of 5 stars a won derful escape to another time and place
I like this book because it takes you to the old days when the prairie was wild and free. It would be exciting to live there then. How does Laura adjust to her new log house? Read more
Published on Oct. 27 2003 by "gabbyabby"
5.0 out of 5 stars real history
This is the story of one year in the life of a family long ago in America. They were happy in their "Little House in the Big Woods". Read more
Published on Oct. 20 2003 by cheeto1
5.0 out of 5 stars Little House on the Prairie by Laura Wilder
This is an excellent work centered around a small girl and
her family. Their travels through Indian territory are filled
with excitement. Read more
Published on July 24 2003 by Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
5.0 out of 5 stars rsebree
Little House on the Prairie is the second book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The stories told in these series were actually events that happened in her life. Read more
Published on July 14 2003 by jesusfreak
4.0 out of 5 stars Life Lived Where it's Wild and Free
This book is a sweet little slice of Americana, set in the heart of the pioneer days. If you have never read the series I highly recommend it for anyone. Read more
Published on May 30 2003 by T. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars A good warming of the heart book!
When my mom bought me this book, I wasn't excited to read it. Then, once she coaxed me into reading it, I loved it! A lot happens to Laura and the rest of her family! Read more
Published on April 26 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars this book is racist
This book is very racist to Indians. I have a hard time believing, with everything we know about American history, that the Indians in the story behaved that way, and that they... Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2003 by megmcmn
5.0 out of 5 stars Little House on the Prairie
I thought the book was trying to say what it was like
in the days that Laura,Mary,Carie,Ma,and Pa had lived. Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2002
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