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The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years (1971)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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This (along with These Happy Golden Years) was my favorite of the little house series. I LOVED the way Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her courtship and marriage to Almanzo. There was something beautiful, romatic, and simple about these books. ( )
  lmm161 | Mar 30, 2014 |
Reading this makes you realize why these sorts of stories usually end at the wedding. Still, it was Little House and it was a good read. ( )
  Jillian_Kay | Mar 21, 2014 |
So bleak that it feels like a letdown after the delightful These Happy Golden Years. ( )
  thatotter | Feb 6, 2014 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Nov 18, 2013 |
Unrelievedly depressing and told at some distance further than arm's length. Interesting period detail, but so many sad things happen I can understand why Wilder didn't publish this with the rest of the series. I didn't get any real sense of who Laura was as the writing was so dispassionate as to be almost off-putting. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, Rose Wildersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers.

And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

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During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.

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