Archive for March 8th, 2017
Where are all my prairie folk? (You KNOW who you are!)
From 1932 to 1943 Laura Ingalls Wilder penned the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.
If you didn’t read the books, then perhaps you’ve watched the 1970s/80s television series Little House on the Prairie loosely based on the Little House books which starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls and Michael Landon as her father, Charles Ingalls.
Harper-Collins Publishing has released updated versions of this iconic series which can currently be found for less than eight dollars at several online retailers.
Revisit the first three most beloved books in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House series! These gorgeous, hardcover, unjacketed editions feature all-new iconic cover art and no interior art.
This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they make their own homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, or ride into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep.
Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.
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 help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Almanzo wishes for just one thing—his very own horse—but he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.
Based on the childhood of Laura’s husband, Almanzo Wilder, Farmer Boy is the second book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.
When Laura Ingalls and her family leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they head west for the open prairie skies of Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the perfect spot for Pa to build them a new home. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. But just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.
Little House on the Prairie is the third book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.
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