Synopses & Reviews
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote nine Little House books about her childhood growing upon the western frontier. But there were two years she didn't write about, two missing years that take place between On the Banks of Plum Creek and By the Shores of Silver Lake.
Now, Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Rylant has imagined what those lost Little House years were like, based on Laura's unpublished memoirs. The result is the first Little House novel about Laura as a young girl in almost 60 years, and a wonderful addition to the classic series.
When the grasshopper plague returns to Plum Creek, Pa knows all the crops will be destroyed again. He decides to take the family east to Burr Oak, Iowa, where he has found work running a hotel. But Laura tongs to return to the tall-grass prairie and the unsettled west, to a place where Pa can play his fiddle in the open air and where she can feel free again.
Old Town in the Green Groves continues the story about Laura Ingalls -- a story whose wonder and adventure have delighted millions of readers.
"Gently told--created in the same spirit as the earlier titles." Seattle Times
"A well-written book that will answer many of the questions frequently asked by fans." ALA Booklist
"Captures the essence of Laura's personality and the structure and style of the original works." The Horn Book Magazine
Newbery award-winning author Rylant has imagined what Laura Ingalls Wilder's lost years were like, based on her unpublished memoirs. The result is a stunning story that fits in seamlessly with the Little House series.
Gently told created in the same spirit as the earlier titles.
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant was awarded a Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May and a Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. She is the author of several popular series for the beginning reader, including the "Henry and Mudge" books. Cynthia Rylant lives with her family in Washington State.