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Little House on the Prairie (original 1935; edition 1975)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Title:Little House on the Prairie
Authors:Laura Ingalls Wilder
Info:Perennial Library (1975), Edition: TX 3259, Paperback, 335 pages
Collections:Your library, 2012

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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935)


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It is a great realistic fiction book in oil paint because It tells a story that could happen in the real life and it makes readers think. The story goes like this, Laura Ingalls likes her little house in the big woods, which she shares with Ma and Pa, and her two, sisters Mary and Carrie. Winter is coming, and their log house is snug and warm. But the big woods are becoming crowded. Everyday, they hear the thud of an axe on a tree, and Pa wants to leave. In fact, he wants to move the entire family west, to Indian country. The family prepares a covered wagon and Laura leaves her home in the woods forever. The trip west is not easy, but Laura's spirited curiosity is heightened by the adventures they have along the way: The wagon is almost swept away in a river with the family inside. They must camp out under the stars. The land is new and different with nothing to see but prairie grass and a giant sky. And while the land yields everything the Ingalls family could want — plenty of game and fish and empty land on which they build a house, plant crops and make their home — it also has its dangers, including wolves and Indians, upon whose land white settlers are encroaching. In a year, the Ingalls will leave this home, too. ( )
  SSilvia | Apr 10, 2017 |
This book is the third of the "Little House" series and continues with the first two about the Ingalls family, and their life as farmers, and living in the 1800's. These books give great insight to life back then and allow for new knowledge about past events and people. This book would be great for upper elementary students to learn about a different way of life, in a different time period. Several projects could be completed over these books in this series. ( )
  Taylor20 | Apr 6, 2017 |
  LoBiancoBuzzard | Apr 4, 2017 |
This book is about a young girl named Laura Ingalls and her family’s journey to a new frontier. Her family moves west and they encounter many challenges along the way. The wagon is almost swept away with the entire family in it. When the family gets settled in Indian they continue to face more dangers. They realize they are only guest on someone else’s territory.

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I grew up reading the series and I loved learning how a young girl grew up during the western days. Although she didnt have modern technologies she still faced the same issues most young ladies face. She fought with her siblings and didn''t always get along with her classmates. I could relate to some of the same things.

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1.Teach the children how to churn butter.
2.Teach the children how sew. ( )
  April03 | Mar 26, 2017 |
Laura Ingalls and her family leave their home in Wisconsin to travel to Kansas. The family is happy, but life as a pioneer living on the prairie comes with difficulties that can sometime become dangerous. Living in the heart of Indian country brings new adventures and life lessons for the family.

Personal Reaction:
As a born and raised girl from Kansas, Little House on the Prairie was one of my favorite books. While reading I could always close my eyes and imagine Laura's life on the prairie.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. As a class we could learn to churn butter like the pioneers did. We would use a jar with lid and whipped cream, shaking for about 15 to 20 minutes.
2. We could have students in pairs make a little house out of popsicle sticks.
3. As a class we could make a list of items we would need to pack in the covered wagon for the trip.
  coralea | Mar 26, 2017 |
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Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionscalculated
Wilder, Laura Ingallsmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taula, S. S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people. Pa did not like to stay, either. He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid. He liked to see the little fawns and their mothers looking at him from the shadowy woods, and the fat, lazy bears eating berries in the wild-berry patches.
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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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A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

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