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Little House Books (Paperback)
The set includes: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.
Little House in the Big Woods
Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.
Little House on the Prairie
Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from Wisconsin to Kansas, and there, finally, Pa builds their little house on the prairie. Sometimes farm life is difficult, even dangerous, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.
While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn to supper most days -- no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun, though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Laura's family's first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside Plum Creek. The money for materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Soon millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm. In a week's time, there is no wheat crop left at all.
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Pa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. And Pa begins work on the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the shores of Silver Lake.
The Long Winter
The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. Snow has reached the rooftops, and no trains can get through with food or coal. The people of De Smet are starving, including Laura's family, who wonder how they're going to make it through this terrible winter. It is young Almanzo Wilder who finally understands what needs to be done. He must save the town, even if it means risking his own life.
Little Town on the Prairie
The long winter is over. With spring come socials, parties, and "Literaries." There is also work to be done. Laura spends many hours each day sewing shirts to help send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.
These Happy Golden Years
Laura is teaching school, and it's terrifying! Most of the students are taller than she is, and she must sleep away from home for the first time. Laura is miserable, but the money is needed to keep Mary in a college for the blind. And every Friday -- no matter what the weather -- Almanzo Wilder arrives to take Laura home to her family for the weekend. Laura and Almanzo are courting, and even though she's not yet sixteen, she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories|
|Genre Detail||Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11|
|Publisher Date||1989-08-01 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Harpercollins Childrens Books|
|Unit weight||4.5 lb|
|Authors||Wilder, Laura Ingalls|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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Actually I did buy the books for a friend to give to her granddaughter for christmas. All the books came in excellent condition.I have done this before for her because, overstock.com has the best price as compared to other sites.Read More
My granddaughter was so pleased to get the Little House books and read about things and situations that she originally thought were just some more of "grandma's stories". It pleases her that the characters in the books are her age as opposed to the TV characters which were older and into teenage difficulties as well as the challenges of living on the frontier.Read More
I had this series as a child and read them until they were in a million pieces. I wanted to pass them on to my daughter and read them with her. These books are classics and great entertainment for kids about 5 and up, male or female. Very easy to read with colorful discriptive writing, and simple lovely drawings. A great way to learn about the history of the Sates in a fun way, and what life was like a hundred years ago. I ordered the set for her birthday and they arrived in about a week with standard shipping in perfect shape. And they cost a fraction of what I might have paid in a store. Great value for the price!Read More
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