Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Little House Books

I grew up reading Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Eventually I started to read Anne of Green Gables (the arguably Canadian counterpart) when I was a bit older and could get through the bigger words. But I would always revisit the Wilder's books. I now enjoy sharing them with my children and watching them read the series on their own. Right now all the books in the series are on sale at the store. Each title is available for $4.99. If you would like to revisit your childhood or share these lovely books with a child this is a perfect opportunity to pick up any titles in the series that you are missing.

Some of my favourite books in the series are:

Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little logcabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives inthe little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and theirtrusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toysand treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their firsttrip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house,with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.

Little House on the PrairieThe adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting andplowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.

On the Banks of Plum CreekThe adventures continue as the family leaves their little house on the prairie and ravel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. They settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles.

Farmer BoyWhile Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, orbest of all, when the fair comes to town. This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husbandAlmanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.

1 comment:

angela said...

Hi! I am her biggest brazilian fan!!

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