The Long Winter - Little House, Bk 6 Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator) The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done. They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it's too late.
On the empty winter prairie, gray clouds to the northwest meant only one thing: a blizzard was seconds away. The first blizzard came in October. Then it snowed almost without stopping until April. The temperature dropped to forty below zero. Snow reached the rooftops. Worst of all, no trains could get through with food and coal. The townspeople began to starve. The Ingalls family wondered if they'd make it through the winter. Finally, Almanzo Wilder knew he would have to risk his life to save the town.
We loved all of the original Laura Ingalls Wilder books and this was probably our favorite. It told of hardship, perseverance, putting others first, self-discipline, motivation to learn, and discouraged an attitude of self-pity or laziness- just like all the Laura Ingalls books!
A blizzard is moments away... The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairy in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. Snow has reached the rooftops, and no trains can get through with food or coal. The people of De Smet are starving, including the Ingalls family, who wonder how they're going to make it through this terrible winter. It is young Almanzo Wilder who finally understand what needs to be done. He must save the town, even if it means risking his own life.