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Little house on the prairie / Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams.

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Contributor(s): Williams, Garth [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Little house: Publisher: New York : Harper & Bros., 1953Edition: Newly illustrated, uniform ed.Description: 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0064400026; 9780064400022; 0060264454; 9780060264451; 0060264462 (lib. bdg.); 9780060264468 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 -- Juvenile fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Great Plains -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Little house on the prairie.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.W6461 | Lit2
Contents:
Going west -- Crossing the creek -- Camp on the high prairie -- Prairie Day -- The house on the prairie -- Moving in -- The wolf-pack -- Two stout doors -- A fire in the hearth -- A roof and a floor -- Indians in the house -- Fresh water to drink -- Texas longhorns -- Indian camp.
Summary: A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.
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A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Going west -- Crossing the creek -- Camp on the high prairie -- Prairie Day -- The house on the prairie -- Moving in -- The wolf-pack -- Two stout doors -- A fire in the hearth -- A roof and a floor -- Indians in the house -- Fresh water to drink -- Texas longhorns -- Indian camp.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Laura Ingalls Wilder fans will rejoice at the fine presentation of her novels in audio format. Cherry Jones brings to life Pa, Ma, Laura, and all the other characters. Performed at the right tempo for the intended audience, Jones changes her voice just enough for each character so they can easily be distinguished. Singing period songs as Pa, exclaiming with delight over some new discovery as Laura, or gently scolding as Ma, Jones keeps listeners entranced. Pa's fiddle music, performed by Paul Woodiel, enhances the presentation. As with the print versions, putting the books' content into the context of events which happened over 100 years ago will help intermediate students understand why a song about "darkeys" would be included (Little House in the Big Woods), and why certain attitudes toward minorities, particularly Native Americans, are acceptable to the characters in the books.-.Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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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