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The Adventures of Laura & Jack: Reillustrated Edition (Little House… (original 1932; edition 2017)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Author), Ji-Hyuk Kim (Illustrator)

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Title:The Adventures of Laura & Jack: Reillustrated Edition (Little House Chapter Book)
Authors:Laura Ingalls Wilder (Author)
Other authors:Ji-Hyuk Kim (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2017), Edition: Revised, 112 pages
Collections:3rd-4th Grade Readers, Historical Fiction
Tags:history, pioneer, western

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The Adventures of Laura & Jack (Laura #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)



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In my opinion, this is a very good book. The language is very descriptive and easy for readers to understand. For example, the text says, “His light-brown fur was short, with darker-brown streaks through it. He had a large head and strong, square jaws.” Also, there is an illustration for each chapter in the book. These illustrations help readers know what the most important plot event from each chapter is. The plot is suspenseful and includes various different conflicts that keep the reader engaged. However, there is not too much going on that it confuses the reader. I think the story’s themes of family and overcoming hardships are very meaningful. The setting is also accurate for the time. The characters do act and speak in authentic ways for the time period. The story helps readers understand the difficulties that pioneers went through during this time period. The book explains the dangerous elements and animals that they had to encounter. I think the big idea of this book is that there are any families who live different lifestyles depending on the time period and location. This book shows readers that other families might be different than theirs and it exposes the reader to a different way of life. ( )
  epelle3 | Oct 12, 2017 |
Laura and her bulldog, Jack, share exciting adventures while growing up on the wild American frontier. ( )
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 20, 2017 |
This books hold the adventures of Laura and her bull dog Jack. She tells us how that is her guard dog and always stands by her side. She tells a sad story about when they were crossing the river and how she thought she lost Jack due to the rough waters. Jack was able to keep them company, be loyal, and even save them when there wagon was being a run away.
This is historical fiction.
  dluby17 | Apr 21, 2015 |
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 |
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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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