Little House on the Prairie

ISBN-10: 0060264454
ISBN-13: 9780060264451
Edition: 1981 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/14/1953
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Wilder was born near Pepin, Wisconsin; attended school in DeSmet, South Dakota; and became a teacher before she was 16, teaching for seven years in Dakota Territory schools. She and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, farmed near DeSmet for about nine years and then moved to Mansfield, Missouri, where they lived out the rest of their days. Wilder did not write her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, about her early years in Wisconsin, until late in life, on the urging of her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. It was first published in 1932. She followed this with Farmer Boy (1933), a book about her husband's childhood in New York State. She then completed a series of books about her life as she and her family moved westward along the frontier. Little House on the Prairie (1935) records the family's move to Kansas. On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937) describes the family's move to Minnesota. By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939) records the family's move to South Dakota, as do the final three books in the series: The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie (1941), and These Happy Golden Years (1943), which ends with her marriage to Almanzo Wilder. Three of Wilder's books were published posthumously: On the Way Home, a diary of her trip to Mansfield; The First Four Years, an unfinished book about her first four years of marriage; and West from Home, letters she wrote on a visit to her daughter in San Francisco, none of them up to the quality of her earlier books. At her best, Wilder employs a clear, simple style, a wealth of fascinating detail, and a straightforward narrative style. Her tales of a strong, traditional frontier family that endures the hardships of the late eighteenth century are seen through the eyes of a child, which endears them to young readers. Her work is possibly the best example of historical realistic fiction for children.

Going West
Crossing the Creek
Camp on the High Prairie
Prairie Day
The House on the Prairie
Moving In
The Wolf-Pack
Two Stout Doors
A Fire on the Hearth
A Roof and a Floor
Indians in the House
Fresh Water to Drink
Texas Longhorns
Indian Camp
Fever 'n' Ague
Fire in the Chimney
Pa Goes to Town
The Tall Indian
Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus
A Scream in the Night
Indian Jamboree
Prairie Fire
Indian War-Cry
Indians Ride Away
Soldiers
Going Out

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