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Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

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ISBN13: 9780064400022
ISBN10: 0064400026
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

Wilder's ability to capture the thought patterns of a child while also conveying the complex details of pioneer life make all her books fascinating.
Recommended by Sarah H., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Meet Laura Ingalls . . .

. . . the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. 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 the family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie. Laura and her family journey west by covered wagon, only to find they are in Indian territory and must move on.

Notable Children's Books of 1940 — 1954 (ALA)

Horn Book Children's Classics 1976

Synopsis:

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 was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations."

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Sara Jean, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by Sara Jean)
I am writing this review not just to remind you but to remind myself of what we were all once long ago. Before unemployment, wars, and the insanity of our government, America was a little house on the prairie. A promise of free land drove the Ingalls family to leave everything they had in Wisconsin for a fresh start on the wide open prairie lands. Their journey was told through the eyes of little Laura Ingalls. From the woods of Wisconsin the family traveled west to where Indians lived and wild things still run free. Ma was afraid of what awaited them in the new country, but Laura wasn't for Pa had promised Laura that maybe she would get to see a papoose. I first discovered the Little House series when I was very young, and I still peruse through them even now when I am well past the age of innocence, yet still in love with that simplicity of life. Laura's family faced sickness, blizzards, and life's daily hard labors, but she always had her family and the hope of a better tomorrow. All children should be required to read this set of books.
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bookgirl94, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This is a classic, I loved it the first time I read it when I was younger and I just read it again. The rest of the series is just as good!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064400022
ill.:
Williams, Garth
Author:
Franck
Illustrator:
Williams, Garth
Author:
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Author:
by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams
Author:
Brownstone, David
Author:
Williams, Garth
Author:
Brownstone
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Kansas
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Great plains
Subject:
Family life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Original Series Paperback
Series:
Little house
Series Volume:
103
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
19 cm. +
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 352 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064400022 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Wilder's ability to capture the thought patterns of a child while also conveying the complex details of pioneer life make all her books fascinating.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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