Farmer Boy Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder Ten years in the future, Laura Ingalls will marry Almanzo in the town of De Smet, South Dakota. But now, Almanzo is miles away, growing up with his brother and sisters on his father's farm in New York. — Almanzo's chores get him up at dawn and keep him working till dinner - summer and winter. But it is fun, and it builds character. And was the... more »re ever a boy who loved horses more? Was there ever a boy with a bigger appetite?
The "Little House" books tell the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life. She was born in 1867 in the little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin, and through the years she traveled with her family by covered wagon through Kansas, Minnesota, and finally the Dakota Territory, where she met and married Almanzo Wilder.
There was deprivation and hard work. Crops were ruined by storms and grasshopper plagues. But there were also the happy times of love and laughter; sleigh rides, holiday celebrations, and socials. These eight titles now in paperback bring the Ingalls family vividly alive and capture the best of the American pioneer spirit.
The illustrations by Garth Williams are the results of 10 years of research. Mr. Williams actually followed the path of the Ingalls family during the period of 1870-1889. No wonder, then, that the pictures have a special quality for the children who have loved these stories through the years.« less