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Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780060931933
ISBN10: 0060931930
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Suspecting I was born in the wrong era, I have always been fascinated by pioneer life. As a child, I read Little House on the Prairie and imagined a simpler time. Rölvaag captures that feeling for me with the story of Per Hansa, who travels from Norway with his wife and three children to the prairie of South Dakota to stake a claim. There are golden waves of grain and sweeping landscapes, but there is also a dark side to their new life. Illness, deafening quiet, locusts, madness, and fear threaten their dream of a little house on the prairie. Giants in the Earth is the first of a trilogy which follows the family through the generations.

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Suspecting I was born in the wrong era, I have always been fascinated by pioneer life. As a child, I read Little House on the Prairie and imagined a simpler time. Rölvaag captures that feeling for me with the story of Per Hansa, who travels from Norway with his wife and three children to the prairie of South Dakota to stake a claim. There are golden waves of grain and sweeping landscapes, but there is also a dark side to their new life. Illness, deafening quiet, locusts, madness, and fear threaten their dream of a little house on the prairie. Giants in the Earth is the first of a trilogy which follows the family through the generations.
Recommended by Kate L., Powells.com

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The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.

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O. E. Rölvaag was born in 1876. His books include Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' God. He died in 1931.

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Selma, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Selma)
Although written in the 1920's, this book has relevance even today. Extremely well written, the author allows the reader to get to know the characters intimately, feel their struggles and experience their triumphs. One of the best books I've read describing the life of early pioneers and in this case early immigrants. You'll feel the cold, the wind and hear the grasshoppers gnawing! This book really should be on the "Must Read" list for high school readers!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931933
Subtitle:
A Saga of the Prairie
Author:
Rolvaag, OLE E.
Author:
Rlvaag, O. E.
Author:
Rolvaag, O. E.
Author:
Rolvaag, OLE Edvart
Author:
Rolvaag, OLE E.
Author:
by Ole Edvart Rolvaag
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
Norwegians
Subject:
Dakota Territory
Subject:
Holm, Beret
Subject:
Immigrants - Dakota Territory
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
92/7
Publication Date:
19990804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.04x5.36x1.32 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Suspecting I was born in the wrong era, I have always been fascinated by pioneer life. As a child, I read Little House on the Prairie and imagined a simpler time. Rölvaag captures that feeling for me with the story of Per Hansa, who travels from Norway with his wife and three children to the prairie of South Dakota to stake a claim. There are golden waves of grain and sweeping landscapes, but there is also a dark side to their new life. Illness, deafening quiet, locusts, madness, and fear threaten their dream of a little house on the prairie. Giants in the Earth is the first of a trilogy which follows the family through the generations.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Suspecting I was born in the wrong era, I have always been fascinated by pioneer life. As a child, I read Little House on the Prairie and imagined a simpler time. Rölvaag captures that feeling for me with the story of Per Hansa, who travels from Norway with his wife and three children to the prairie of South Dakota to stake a claim. There are golden waves of grain and sweeping landscapes, but there is also a dark side to their new life. Illness, deafening quiet, locusts, madness, and fear threaten their dream of a little house on the prairie. Giants in the Earth is the first of a trilogy which follows the family through the generations.

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