Little House on the Prairie Paperback – Apr 8 2008
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From the Back Cover
The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.
About the Author
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.See all Product Description
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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 ›
This book will give you an idea of what it was like to live and travel in the 1870s. Before airplanes, automobiles, even trains; before television, radio, electricity, and indoor plumbing. No maps or roadsigns either. What was it like to cross a creek in those days? What was it like to build your own house? How did people eat without a butcher, baker, or grocery store? Where did they get furniture? They settled on the prairie, far away from the woods. For Christmas, Mary and Laura got their very own tin cups; how happy they were! But then things changed in the spring - they had to move away to a new land again.
The illustrations usually show the people without hats or sunbonnets, historically inaccurate.
Most recent customer reviews
As I re-read this classic series I am reminded of my original impression of the Little House books, from my early childhood. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Melissa
This is one of the little house books that my mother read to us as little girls. Always good memories of these books.Published 12 months ago by Helen Gustin
I enjoyed this book so much I couldn't wait to read all the rest of her books and did not want it to end. I also liked the fact that it was suitable for all ages.Published on March 30 2014 by sandy mcnichol
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
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. Read morePublished on March 10 2004
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
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