The Long Winter - Little House, Bk 6 Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator) The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a frie... more »nd make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.« less
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.
Very good book. I love how you learn so much about that time's history about how they did things. I had no idea they had steam powered snowplows. It was exciting to read about Almonzo and Cap Garland's adventure they took which really helped save the town. What a rough things to go through so many months of blizzards. Makes me truly appreciate the short months of snow we get here in NJ