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The long winter / by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams.

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Contributor(s): Williams, Garth [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Little house: Edition: Newly illustrated, uniform ed.Description: viii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0060264616 (lib. bdg.); 9780060264611 (lib. bdg.); 0060264608 (hc.); 9780060264604 (hc.).Subject(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Juvenile fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Blizzards -- Juvenile fiction | Newbery Honor BookLOC classification: PZ7.W6461 | Lo3
Contents:
Make Hay While the Sun Shines An Errand to Town Fall of the Year October Blizzard After the Storm Indian Summer Indian Warning Settled in Town Cap Garland Three Days' Blizzard Pa Goes to Volga Alone We'll Weather the Blast One Bright Day No Trains Fair Weather Seed Wheat Merry Christmas Where There's a Will Antelope! The Hard Winter Cold and Dark The Wheat in the Wall Not Really Hungry Free and Independent Breathing Spell For Daily Bread Four Days' Blizzard The Last Mile It Can't Beat Us Waiting for the Train The Christmas Barrel Christmas in May
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1941.Summary: After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.
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CML Juvenile Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Make Hay While the Sun Shines 1 -- An Errand to Town 15 -- Fall of the Year 27 -- October Blizzard 37 -- After the Storm 45 -- Indian Summer 54 -- Indian Warning 59 -- Settled in Town 66 -- Cap Garland 75 -- Three Days' Blizzard 96 -- Pa Goes to Volga 105 -- Alone 116 -- We'll Weather the Blast 124 -- One Bright Day 131 -- No Trains 139 -- Fair Weather 149 -- Seed Wheat 161 -- Merry Christmas 168 -- Where There's a Will 188 -- Antelope! 199 -- The Hard Winter 212 -- Cold and Dark 225 -- The Wheat in the Wall 242 -- Not Really Hungry 252 -- Free and Independent 255 -- Breathing Spell 260 -- For Daily Bread 264 -- Four Days' Blizzard 285 -- The Last Mile 294 -- It Can't Beat Us 308 -- Waiting for the Train 313 -- The Christmas Barrel 322 -- Christmas in May 326.

After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

Newbery Honor Book, 1941.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Wilder was born near Pepin, Wisconsin; attended school in DeSmet, South Dakota; and became a teacher before she was 16, teaching for seven years in Dakota Territory schools. She and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, farmed near DeSmet for about nine years and then moved to Mansfield, Missouri, where they lived out the rest of their days. <p> Wilder did not write her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, about her early years in Wisconsin, until late in life, on the urging of her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. It was first published in 1932. She followed this with Farmer Boy (1933), a book about her husband's childhood in New York State. She then completed a series of books about her life as she and her family moved westward along the frontier. Little House on the Prairie (1935) records the family's move to Kansas. On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937) describes the family's move to Minnesota. By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939) records the family's move to South Dakota, as do the final three books in the series: The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie (1941), and These Happy Golden Years (1943), which ends with her marriage to Almanzo Wilder. Three of Wilder's books were published posthumously: On the Way Home, a diary of her trip to Mansfield; The First Four Years, an unfinished book about her first four years of marriage; and West from Home, letters she wrote on a visit to her daughter in San Francisco, none of them up to the quality of her earlier books. <p> At her best, Wilder employs a clear, simple style, a wealth of fascinating detail, and a straightforward narrative style. Her tales of a strong, traditional frontier family that endures the hardships of the late eighteenth century are seen through the eyes of a child, which endears them to young readers. Her work is possibly the best example of historical realistic fiction for children. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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