Little House on the Prairie (Little House, Bk 2)
Little House on the Prairie - Little House, Bk 2 Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator) 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 fire.
I have read this series countless times, to myself and to my children. It's a joy every time! However, it is scarier reading now than when I was a child: blizzards, hunger, raging rivers, fireballs from the sky. As a child, it sounded adventurous. As an adult, I realize how much this family overcame and how dangerous their lives really were.
This book never came with a charm. SURPRISE! This is a fun and engaging story! The way the girls are so excited over finding little colorful beads that the indians left behind is adorable. The "possibly dangerous" encounters with the indians, the neighborly charecters, and mostly the end......I'll let you read, but it says "Carry on!"
Elizabeth U. reviewed Little House on the Prairie (Little House, Bk 2) on
An amazing story of pioneer life and courage. My only reservation with the text is the way that Native Americans are sometimes portrayed/spoken of . . . clearly there was deep-seated prejudice during the time period, though Wilder herself does not seem impacted by it.
The Ingalls move to Kansas because of all the settling and cutting of trees in the woods where they had lived previously. You get to understand how life on the road would be like in that time. This is such an adventurous and historical account! I learned how houses were built back then, how people treated one another, how the Native Americans were viewed in that time by various people, and likewise how they viewed settlers. It was very educational and filled with adventure and fun.