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.
Laura Ingalls wrote this wonderful story about her life one long winter when she was younger. A snowstorm hits in October, and doen't stop until April! The family is starving, so Almanzo Wilder risks his life to save the whole 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