I have read the whole Little House series, and loved every moment. I kinda of hate getting ride of the books, but I know my boys wont read them. So instead of letting them waste, I'm passing them on. The books are different from the tv series. As much as I love the Tv series, the books are much better. This series is a classic and should be read by every child, well at least every girl...lol.
It's my favorite of all of Laura's books. It's one of five of her books set in De Smet, SD, where I grew up! Five stars!!
I reread the whole of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series almost every year - it is one of my favorite children's book series. This volume is about Laura's teenage years - her friends and enemies, meeting her future husband Almanzo, ending with her getting hired to be a teacher in a tiny community twenty miles away from home.
The series was also my daughter's favorite in her childhood, and whenever American history was discussed, she would ask "How old was Laura then?"
Beautiful Gift book.
The town of De Smet is filled with relief! The long horrible winter is finally over. Everyone is so happy to be able to have fun outside and to eat real meals again!
The Ingalls family is back out on the claim and Laura is thrilled! She loves to run through the grass and help Pa with the chores.
The book starts with Laura accepting a job in town. She is uncertain about how she will handle being cooped up inside all day, but she is eager to earn money for Mary's schooling.
Fourth of July comes and Pa takes Laura and Carrie into town for the celebration. The town is bursting with activity. The girls are nervous about being in such a crowd, but they are excited to drink fresh cool lemonade and to watch the horse races.
All too soon it is time for Mary to attend college. They all know how wonderful it will be for her and how happy she will be to be learning and growing in a world that teaches her how to live blind. All of these good things do not diminish the aches in their hearts as they bid sweet, gentle, thoughtful Mary good-bye.
When Laura and Carrie start school again, they are dismayed to see Nellie Olson appear! They do not want to have to deal with her again. True to form, Nellie causes trouble, which makes this section of the book very entertaining. Laura is such a spitfire that it is fun to read of her adventures.
This winter in town is a far cry from their last winter. This winter brings laughter and gaiety in the form of name cards, literariness, a birthday party and rides with Almanzo with his beautiful Morgan horses.
'Little Town on the Prairie' is a delightful book. It is interesting, entertaining and often funny. You will enjoy it! I enthusiastically recommend you add it to your collection!