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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 "title book" of the Little House series was actually the 2nd in the set (or 3rd, depending on where you put "Farmer Boy"), and was the first destination (of several) of the Ingalls family after leaving the Big Woods of Wisconsin, settling in Kansas to farm where there are no trees, but there are Indians.
Working sun-up to sun-down makes a hard life, but the parents transmit their ideals and industry to the girls, as well as their courage and resolve.
As with all Laura's books, this is a faithful depiction of pioneer life in all its harshness and beauty, softened only a bit for young readers.
The life of the country's early settlers would be impossible in today's cosseted nanny-state, and the parents would all be in jail for child abuse just for the normal events of their lives (unsupervised free play, hard work, and strict although loving discipline).
I do not think what we have now is progress. ( )
  librisissimo | Aug 29, 2015 |
A wonderful book for anyone to read! ( )
  JCMorrows | Aug 25, 2015 |

Little house on the prairie displays a family from the woods of Wisconsin. They move to new home on the prairie. Adventurous are they as they meet neighboring Indians and make the best of where they abide.

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I have always been a fan of a little house on the prairie, because it shows how a family can move from a place that they a familiar with into unfamiliar territory and thrive in a place.

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1. Have them to reveal a time where they had to move to a new place
2. Have them to associate with someone other than their friends for 15 min. ( )
  dr184845 | Jul 27, 2015 |
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 fire. Includes a detailed account of how the novel was written and published. Ingalls wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood growing up in a pioneer family. ( )
  foleysh | Jul 18, 2015 |
My 8 year old daughter loves these stories. ( )
  Icepacklady | Jun 3, 2015 |
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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.
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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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