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The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set (edition 1994)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

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Title:The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set
Authors:Laura Ingalls Wilder
Other authors:Garth Williams (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1994), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 0 pages
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The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    First Farm in the Valley: Anna's Story by Anne Pellowski (juniperSun)
    juniperSun: Fairly close geographically, they both present the WI pioneer experience from the POV of a young girl, tho different ethnic backgrounds.

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These were my absolute favorite stories as a child. 5 stars! ( )
  JordanAshleyPerkins | Jan 26, 2017 |
LOVED these. Unfortunately I have not found them translating well as an adult, which was a bit of a disappointment. ( )
  kemilyh1988 | Jan 16, 2017 |
This book is about the months lauara Ingall and her family spent in the mountain on the Kansas Priarie in a town called independence. Her father built a one-room log house in Indian territory and when the government open up the land Laura Ingalls Father bought the land and built him and his family a one loged cabin. I loved watching this as a child and thoughtthe show taught good and valuable lessons. This book is a good way to teach historical history , learn about the hardships of the settelrs and Indians. I read the book as a child aND I loved the television show. I thought this book would be great for historical realism.
  KamarandaJones1 | Jul 18, 2016 |
I've read the whole collection over and over throughout my life. It's still utterly absorbing and I can call many details to mind. Buttons on a dress that look like blackberries. Sugar maple candy. A pair of brown boots on a charity Christmas tree. Jack the dog, and all his years of loving service. Pa's fiddle tunes and Mr. Edwards' stories. Nellie Oleson and her china doll--and the leeches. Glass windows (just imagine!) An "Indian" with a really bad weather forecast. A tiny coffee mill, that must never stop grinding wheat, every waking moment. A tunnel from the barn to the house, made entirely of snow. Almanzo and Cap and their impossible (but successful) quest to get wheat. A train with supplies and an early Christmas. A splash of stove blacking on the parlor wallpaper (OMG!). A calf or a horse of one's very own. A calling card with a spray of roses. Sleigh bells at the schoolhouse door. A garnet engagement ring. A drawer of flour and a drawer of white sugar and a drawer of cornmeal, all within easy reach (riches!)

It's been a couple of years. I think I need to read through it again. ( )
1 vote JMlibrarian | Mar 3, 2015 |
These were the books that really got me hooked on reading when I was a little girl. I remember doing a book report on them in second grade and dressing up as Laura for it. Words can't describe how much I loved these books, and how much they meant to me. I can't wait to share them with my own children someday. ( )
  ashleyk44 | Jul 8, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064400409, Paperback)

The set includes: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.

Little House in the Big Woods

Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.

Little House on the Prairie

Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from Wisconsin to Kansas, and there, finally, Pa builds their little house on the prairie. Sometimes farm life is difficult, even dangerous, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.

Farmer Boy

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn to supper most days -- no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun, though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Laura's family's first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside Plum Creek. The money for materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Soon millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm. In a week's time, there is no wheat crop left at all.

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Pa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. And Pa begins work on the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the shores of Silver Lake.

The Long Winter

The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. Snow has reached the rooftops, and no trains can get through with food or coal. The people of De Smet are starving, including Laura's family, who wonder how they're going to make it through this terrible winter. It is young Almanzo Wilder who finally understands what needs to be done. He must save the town, even if it means risking his own life.

Little Town on the Prairie

The long winter is over. With spring come socials, parties, and "Literaries." There is also work to be done. Laura spends many hours each day sewing shirts to help send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.

These Happy Golden Years

Laura is teaching school, and it's terrifying! Most of the students are taller than she is, and she must sleep away from home for the first time. Laura is miserable, but the money is needed to keep Mary in a college for the blind. And every Friday -- no matter what the weather -- Almanzo Wilder arrives to take Laura home to her family for the weekend. Laura and Almanzo are courting, and even though she's not yet sixteen, she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.

The First Four Years

Laura and Almanzo Wilder have just been married! Their life on a small prairie homestead begins with high hopes. But each year seems to bring unexpected disasters -- storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. Always, though, there is love, especially for the newest member of the family -- baby Rose.

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