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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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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 |
I really liked this chapter book for many reasons. One reason is for the language. The author described the actions of what the characters in great detail. For instance, one morning the family was getting ready for the day. The author said, “[t]hey washed their hands and faces in the tin wash basin on the wagon step. Ma combed every snarl out of their hair while Pa brought fresh water from the creek. Then they sat on the clean grass and ate pancakes and bacon and malaises from the tin plates in their laps.” The readers can picture what the characters are doing during this scene. The second reason I liked this book was for the point of view. It was in third person. I liked this because you can see an outsider’s opinion of what is happening to the characters instead of just one point of view. The big idea of this book is to take risks in order to achieve success in life. Pa takes a risk of moving his family to a territory that is not open to white settlers yet. ( )
  madelinependergast | Apr 26, 2016 |
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Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary 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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