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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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Brief Summary: Laura Ingalls and her family leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. After many days of travel in their covered wagon, they find a place to settle and build their little house on the prairie. Life on the prairie includes 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.

Why I loved it: I am a lifelong fan of this book series and love how it can transport a person to a different way of life.

How to use in a classroom: Gives students a view of a different way of life, including some historical perspective.

Book Citation (APA): Wilder, L. I., & Williams, G. (1961). Little town on the prairie: (little house series: Classic stories). New York: HarperCollins Publishers. ( )
  meganconser | Nov 27, 2016 |
Little Houseo on the Prairie is about Laura Ingall and her family who live on the Prairie. This is one of the most popular series and is definitely a classic. I grew up reading all these books and think students would definitely love reading it. The series tells the story about Laura Ingall and how they live on the Prairie. The book has to struggle with living on Indian terriroty. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Nov 9, 2016 |
This is one of my favorite books. Laura Ingalls is a little girl who tells the story of her family growing up on the prairie. As the family travels, the encounter sickness, Indians, and even loosing their family dog! The entire novel is and adventure. ( )
  trw274 | Nov 8, 2016 |
This is the second book in the Little House series, and is probably one of the most well-known throughout the entire series both due to its content, as well as the media contributions of the television series by the same name. This book tells the story of Laura and her family moving away from her home in the woods, to Kansas. The family travels to Kansas by wagon and meets a lot of interesting characters along the way. they also encounter some racial tension, between them and the Native Americans that ultimately forces them out at the end of the book. This book is a good way for children to understand the life and times back then, but from the perspective of someone who is not too much younger than a lot of the book's readers. The wording itself really breaks the language down to the readers' levels, and it is a really good way to educate children and make historical events come alive to readers today. The drawings incorporated throughout are also simple sketches that really help make the story come to life. It could also serve as a useful reference for parts of the book that children are less familiar with, and having images that visually explain things might be incredibly useful as well. ( )
  MadeleineJones | Nov 2, 2016 |
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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.

Person Reaction:

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.

Classroom Extension:

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 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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.
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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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