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Long Winter

ISBN-10: 0060581859

ISBN-13: 9780060581855

Edition: 1968

Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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.

Make Hay While the Sun Shines
An Errand to Town
Fall of the Year
October Blizzard
After the Storm
Indian Summer
Indian Warning
Settled in Town
Cap Garland
Three Days' Blizzard
Pa Goes to Volga
Alone
We'll Weather the Blast
One Bright Day
No Trains
Fair Weather
Seed Wheat
Merry Christmas
Where There's a Will
Antelope!
The Hard Winter
Cold and Dark
The Wheat in the Wall
Not Really Hungry
Free and Independent
Breathing Spell
For Daily Bread
Four Days' Blizzard
The Last Mile
It Can't Beat Us
Waiting for the Train
The Christmas Barrel
Christmas in May