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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls…

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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"Little House on the Prairie" is about a family of four, who traveled from Wisconsin to Oklahoma, Indian land. The family had to leave their land because it was becoming over populated. The father sold their log house and made a covered wagon. When the family made it to the prairie, the father built a house. Of course, as the family was beginning to feel as if they were home, the government made them move because the new house was in Indian territory.

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This story makes me realize that i should appreciate what I have. This book teaches children that they should also enjoy what they have and not take things for granted, because one day they may not have it.

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1. Have the students tell a time when they were in a different place and how did that make them feel.

2. Have the students dress up as their favorite frontier clothing.

3. Have the students color pictures of wagons, horses, and log houses.
  makayladawn | Oct 16, 2016 |
The length of this book might seem intimidating but is not as difficult as it seems and would be a good first chapter book. The writing is easy to understand but the length is enough to keep an elementary reader motivated. This is one of many books in the Little House series and sets the stage for the Ingalls' family adventures. As a girl, I loved reading about the main character Laura and what life was like on the frontier. I felt transported to another time and would recommend this especially for girls in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade. ( )
  ChelseaFinnerty | Jul 22, 2016 |
This book is about the months lauara Ingall and her family spent in the mountain on the Kansas Priarie in a town called independence. Her father built a one-room log house in Indian territory and when the government open up the land Laura Ingalls Father bought the land and built him and his family a one loged cabin. I loved watching this as a child and thoughtthe show taught good and valuable lessons. This book is a good way to teach historical history , learn about the hardships of the settelrs and Indians. I read the book as a child aND I loved the television show. I thought this book would be great for historical realism.
  KamarandaJones1 | Jul 18, 2016 |
"This book is interesting because it talks about a girl named Laura Ingalls. As a baby she lived in the woods with her little sister and with her parents." ( )
  SummerReadsLMS | Jun 15, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book for two reasons. First, I enjoyed the descriptive language used throughout the book. For example, “the rising sun was shortening all the shadows. Hundreds of meadow larks were rising from the prairie, singing higher and higher in the air. Their songs came down from the great, clear sky like a rain of music.” I also enjoyed the illustrations that were scattered throughout the book. One picture depicts Pa getting water from a well. For many readers, this is an unfamiliar concept. The illustrations really help readers properly visualize the clothes, customs, and everyday life of the old west. The main idea of this book is that family is all that matters. ( )
  CathiRussell | Apr 30, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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