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The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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This book was the final one in the Little House series and it was a really excellent way to finish off the journey many readers had been on reading the entire collection of books. The book itself explains what happens to Laura following the marriage of she and her husband, Almanzo. During this time a lot of wonderful things happen, such as the birth of her first child, but a lot of tragic things as well. such as her husband growing ill and ultimately permanently disabled. It is much darker than most of her stories, but still has a good overall message about resilience and family. As with the others, this book is a good way of teaching children how much more difficult life was back then. The tragedies that Laura and her family faced were one that aren't even thought of today, simply because technology has advanced so much. The pictures are good frames of reference as well, because, some of the things she faced are ones that this generation of children can't even imagine. ( )
  MadeleineJones | Nov 2, 2016 |
I wasn't as impressed with her stories of life as grown-up -- suppose because I was a child. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
great series!!!!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
I have fond memories of all the Little House books. For me they were magical. They dont make books like this any more. ( )
  Koren56 | Feb 4, 2016 |
Probably the worst of the lost. Since it is taken from her notes, it is probably not a throughly edited piece, plus it's downright depressing. But it helps complete the story. It is worth reading as it deals with hardships and perseverance. Great opportunities to talk with kids about the difficulties of life and how to handle them. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionscalculated
Wilder, Laura Ingallsmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, Rose Wildersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The stars hung luminous and low over the prairie.
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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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