Little House on the Prairie Paperback – Apr 8 2008
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
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.
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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A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Read the first page
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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.
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.Read more ›
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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
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 morePublished on Oct. 27 2003
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 morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by cheeto1
This is an excellent work centered around a small girl and
her family. Their travels through Indian territory are filled
with excitement. Read more
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 morePublished on July 14 2003 by jesusfreak
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 morePublished on May 30 2003 by T. Thompson
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 morePublished on April 26 2003
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 morePublished on Feb. 3 2003 by Meghan
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