Book Reviews of Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers
Young Pioneers
Author: Rose Wilder Lane
ISBN-13: 9780553027921
ISBN-10: 0553027921
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 118
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

7 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Young Pioneers on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Well written and inspiring story of a young pioneering couple with grit and determination. I especially admired how courageous the young wife was when faced with spending the winter alone while her husband went elsewhere for work. Well worth reading.
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 149 more book reviews
Classic story of love and courage on the American frontier by the daughter of the creator of Little House on the Prairie. No dust jacket.
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 27 more book reviews
Written by the daughter of (Little House on the Prairie) Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane. Hardcover, no dust jacket.
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 30 more book reviews
Rose Wilder Lane is best known by many readers as the daughter of Almanzo Wilder and Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the "Little House on the Prairie" series. But Lane was an author in her own right; she wrote freelance articles for publications like The Saturday Evening Post, was a Vietnam War correspondent for Woman's Day and wrote both fiction and non-fiction. One of Lane's books young adult readers and fans of the "Little House" books should read is "Young Pioneers."

First published in 1932 under the title of "Let the Hurricane Roar," it is a more grown-up retelling of events that happened to both Charles and Caroline Ingalls and Almanzo and Laura Wilder when they were first starting out as young couples on America's open prairies. When published under the original title as a series for The Saturday Evening Post, the main characters names were Charles and Caroline; when republished as "Young Pioneers" in book form, the characters names were changed to David and Molly.

Fans of the children's books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder will recognize the setting of Plum Creek and the devastation of the grasshoppers destroying the months of hard work put in by Charles and Caroline Ingalls. They will also recognize other elements of those books written by Wilder. Scenes featuring wolves, frozen cattle and the deafening roar of blizzards as described in many of the "Little House" books are all here. However, the language used to tell this story from Lane's point of view is decidedly more grown-up. Elements of her own parents' struggles are included such as Almanzo starting a tree claim to gain more property and of Laura struggling to keep her and her baby warm while the blizzard blows outside.

Read more of this review:
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 203 more book reviews
This book is also called Let the Hurricane Roar.
This is a combination of the little house books and the later books of lauras life. Still worth reading, perhaps a young reader book.
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 22 more book reviews
Originally published as "Let the Hurricane Roar," this is the story of two newlyweds, setting out on their own as pioneers in the prairie, facing difficulties such as blizards and the destruction of their crops. In the spirit of the "Little House on the Prairie" series, this wonderful story is written by Laura's daughter.
reviewed Young Pioneers on + 16 more book reviews
This book was written in the same captivating way as the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Ms. Lane's descriptive ability is able to take the reader back to the simpler time in American history.