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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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Top Customer Reviews
After all these years I am sad to say that I didn’t quite have the same reaction as I once had about Little House on the Prairie. I attribute this to maturity and a better knowledge of historical time periods.
I tried not to read too far into the realities of their circumstances though as I really did want to enjoy the story. I still found it fascinating how they built their home and lived off the land, just like I did as a child. And I also still believe that this is a classic series that should be passed down for many more generations to come.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of the little house books that my mother read to us as little girls. Always good memories of these books.Published 9 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
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 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. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by Alice
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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