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Fifteen-year-old Caroline Quiner, who will become the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, moves to Milwaukee in 1855 to experience city life and attend school.

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None of the other "Little House Years" books are as good as the ones about Laura but other then the Laura books I prefer the Martha and Charlotte books. I don't enjoy the Caroline books as much because they are a bit uneven for me with some in the series being really good and others lacking. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
love this series!!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
A childhood favorite re-visited.

Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes

What ages would I recommend it too? – Eight and up.

Length? – Most of a day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world, 1855 and 1856.

Written approximately? – 2003.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

Short storyline: Caroline leaves her mother, stepdad, brothers, and sisters to go off to college to become a teacher. She meets interesting people, makes new friends, and gains the attentions of a first boyfriend. (How she tells him she isn't interested isn't mentioned). Along the way, she learns more about her dead father, and feels closer to both him and her mother so far away.

Notes for the reader: While reading this novel, you feel so close to the mother of Laura, and what helped her become the woman she became. ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
Caroline is spending a year in Milwaukee with her aunt and uncle so that she can attend Harriet Beecher’s Milwaukee Female College- a liberal college with some progressive ideas. She learns from school and from the city and her new friends. She loves the city, but is happy to return to her family after presenting her piece on the ocean. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Nov 5, 2006 |
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