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By the Shores of Silver Lake

Wilder, Laura Ingalls (Book - 1981?)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
Authors: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
Title: By the shores of Silver Lake
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1981?]
Edition: Rev. ed
Characteristics: 290 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams
Notes: Revised edition, illustrated by Garth Williams, originally published in 1953
Summary: Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor Book, 1940
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth
ISBN: 9780060264178
0060264179
9780060264161
0060264160
Branch Call Number: j WILDER
Subject Headings: South Dakota Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Frontier and pioneer life South Dakota Juvenile fiction Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Frontier and pioneer life
LCCN: 52007529
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In the fifth book in the series, Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.


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Jul 22, 2014
  • violet_elephant_757 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book is super good

Besides Mary's blindness and the cons of moving, I was excited that after their years at Plum Creek they would move West where the land was wilder and unexpected things happened (which would provide more adventures). This book makes a turning point in all of their lives. I really loved reading this book!

Dec 15, 2012
  • texasbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i loved the earlier years of this series better than the older ones but their were all very special to watch.
The kids grew up on the series and that was special too. They went on to do wonderful things in their lifes after the series ended.

Jun 15, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2010
  • lisahiggs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The scarlet fever that lays the family low, leaves Mary blind and precedes Pa’s decision to move West again unfortunately happens before the first page. Perhaps that tragedy would be too much for tiny homesteaders to experience, so instead this book passes its time with the smaller hardships of settlers’ daily life. Laura’s biggest hardship of all is being as good as her parents want her to be when some days all she wants to do is fling herself on the flowery prairie grass and roll like a colt.

Almanzo Wilder, Laura’s future husband, makes a fleeting appearance at the end of the book as he flies past them on the prairie with his team of beautiful horses.

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Jul 09, 2011
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Jun 15, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story begins in Plum Creek, shortly after the family has recovered from the scarlet fever which caused Mary to become blind. The family welcomes a visit from Aunt Docia, whom they had not seen for several years. She suggests that Pa and Ma move out west to Dakota Territory and offers Pa a job working as the bookkeeper in Uncle Henry’s railroad camp for fifty dollars a month. Ma and Pa agree because the money will relieve their debts and Pa can look for a homestead while he works.

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Jun 15, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.

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Laura: I hate that Nellie Oleson!

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Laura: Was NOT! Nellie was TALKING and I was ANSWERING.

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Mary Ingalls Kendall: You were, too!

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Laura: I was NOT talking!

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Mary Ingalls Kendall: And talking in class?

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Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.

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Nellie Oleson: I'll fix her. You'll see.

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charles: Besides a few pounds, there's no difference.

Jun 15, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Caroline: I'll be working for Nellie. It's not the same.

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