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On the Banks of Plum Creek

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Series: Little House: The Laura Years (4), Little House Novels, Chronological Order (book 19)

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Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.
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I read this for the "A Western" part of my 2019 reading challenge. It has always been one of my favorite series, I love the whole family, from Martha to Rose. ( )
  Linyarai | Mar 6, 2024 |
I've just finished reading this with Avalon, Liam, Kynthia, and Brenna. We've been reading it for quite awhile. I think it was probably everyone's favorite so far. ( )
  classyhomemaker | Dec 11, 2023 |
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. They settle into a house made of sod on the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds them a sturdier house, with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and Mary go to school, help with the chores around the house, and fish in the creek. Pa's fiddle lulls them all to sleep at the end of the day. But then disaster strikes--on top of a terrible blizzard, a grasshopper infestation devours their wheat crop. Now the family must work harder than ever to overcome these challenges.
  PlumfieldCH | Oct 30, 2023 |
I continue to be amazed that anyone survived life in these conditions, and I continue to be amazed at some of the choices Pa makes. Between the plague of grasshoppers and the dozen blizzards before Christmas, this family defines the “pioneer spirit.” Pa’s decision to borrow against a future wheat crop doesn’t seem wise, but it isn’t even the first questionable thing he’s done in this series. I liked reading about Ma and the two young girls working together to take care of things while Pa was away for months at a time and Laura learning to read. While some aspects of the stories seem to be the same from book to book, the setting and hardships tend to change drastically, keeping the series fresh so far.

As before, my enjoyment of the book was greatly enhanced by the audiobook narrator, Cherry Jones, who does a fantastic job, and being able to hear Pa’s fiddle, thanks to Paul Woodiel. If you’ve ever considered reading this series, or have already read it and have occasion to listen to the audiobooks, I say do it! ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
After listening to the first book of the little house series I couldn't resist myself to finish the series as soon as possible so that I know what happened to Laura and his family. I didn't read any book before finishing this series. ( )
  rezaulhayat | Aug 6, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Ingalls Wilderprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cazier, CatherineTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, CherryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orsot, CatherineTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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