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The Adventures of Laura and Jack (A Little House Chapter Book) (A Little… (1932)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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This was a cute quick read. Essentially this is a compiled collection of stories about Laura and Jack - taken from the actual Little House Series. The writing was very basic - I think my daughter may have just liked it better if we just started the actual series. Laura ages from chapter to chapter and the family moves three times - which may have been a little confusing.

Spoiler Alert*

Jack dies in the last chapter - I balled. Darn dog dying. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Review: "The Adventures of Laura and Jack" is a book primarily about a young girl and her bulldog Jack who live in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Throughout the story, Laura and her family decide to go to the West where her father has decided they should start a new life. Once settled, Laura and her family prepare for winter and everything that comes along with it.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Genre Critique: This book is a good example of historical fiction because it portrays the life of a family living on the frontier who make their way by covered wagon to the West. The story is fictional, but there are traces of historical relevancy concerning what life was like at that time within the text. ( )
  jbeliel10 | Nov 17, 2012 |
Age: Intermediate
Genre: Historical Fiction
Media: Pencil
Review: his book is historical fiction because it is about a real time period in the United States (mid to late 1800's) in which families traveled by wagon and lived in the plains. It contains accurate information about how people lived in that time such as traveling by wagon, building houses out of log, trading goods and so on. However, the story and characters are fictional.
Point of View: This story is told in the third person with a girl named Laura being the protagonist. This is clear throughout the story and is used to give the reader information about the plot.
Use: learning about life on the frontier/plains, read to enjoy ( )
  kleddy09 | Mar 28, 2012 |
Summary: Stories of Laura and Jack taken directly from the Little House series and compiled into a book of its own. The stories are in chronological order of their appearance in the original series, from the Little House in the Big Woods to Jack's death before the Ingalls' family last move.

This book is a great example of historical fiction because it portrays real historical events through a relaxed, engaging story. This is the story is a great example of episodic plot. Each chapter could be a story standing on its own, has it own mini-plot, but they also fit together into a coherent, sensible plot.

Media: pencil sketches by Renee Graef
  efakkema09 | Nov 14, 2011 |
This is a great example of realistic fiction because it is so true to life as it was written by someone who experienced what the main charactar, Laura went through. The author used parts of her own life to write the book and that makes it very realistic. It is also a great example of realistic fiction because it helps us to see into other people's lives and it helps us to see interactions between Laura and her dog Jack in a way that many people can empathize with.
Media: charcoal ( )
  rvangent | Apr 7, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064420450, Paperback)

Laura Ingalls Wilder's nine original Little House books have been read and cherished by millions of readers. Gentle adaptations of these celebrated stories have been gathered together here in a brand new series of Little House Chapter Books. With simple captivating text and Renée Graef's breath-taking artwork created in the style of Garth Williams, Little House Chapter Books are the perfect way to introduce beginning chapter book readers to the exciting world of Little House.

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Laura and her beloved bulldog, Jack, share some wild adventures as the Wilder family moves from Wisconsin to Kansas and later to Minnesota.

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