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Little House on the Prairie

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Little House on the Prairie
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The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home in Kansas Territory, where wide open land stretches as far as the eye can see. On the prairie, they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HARPER/HarperCollins Publishers, 2010
Edition: Rev. full color ed
ISBN: 9780061958274
0061958271
Branch Call Number: j WILDER 2010
Characteristics: 335 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth Illustrator

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In the second book in the series, the Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home in Kansas Territory, where wide open land stretches as far as the eye can see. On the prairie, they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, an... Read More »


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Jun 08, 2014
  • violet_pony_126 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this book in second grade.Now I am REREADING it!!!!!! I LOVE Laura Ingalls Wilder books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little House on the Prairie is a classic I'll always remember. I wanted to read something a bit different and found this to be very refreshing. The title is little house on the Prairie but it is what happens inside the house, the adventures, the lessons learnt, the grief they felt. In this novel, a family has to leave their big house in the woods of Wisconsin and move to their prairies. There they go through challenges such as having to build their own house. The story revolves around the coming of age of a little girl named Laura. She is not the perfect girl, she is stubborn and fights with her older sister Mary but she is very passionate and loyal. I really loved Laura she was such a fun character to read because her perspective on things was childish and innocent. She felt real emotions she got bored, frustrated and excited all which we as humans can relate to. Although this book takes place in the 19th century, there are many issues we still face today such as jealousies and lifetime friendships, suffering and triumph, death and birth. I would recommend these books to people 11 and older because it is fascinating to read about how people dealt with every day struggles we don't even think about today. For example, I found it amazing how all of their clothes were hand sewn. I also felt like they dealt with their problems with a fresh optimism and ease, something we don't see much of today. Even thought they had faced so many struggles, their life was simple. They got up when the sun did, and slept when it was dark. They always worked to get what they wanted and helped one another out. I feel like some of the morals have been lost over time, and we need books like these to remind us.

Oct 18, 2013
  • indi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The entire Little House on the Prairie series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder is amazing.

Do not let the television show mislead you as it was so vastly different than the truth and from their real lives, it shouldn't have had the same title. The behaviour of the characters in this show would have been incomprehensible back in Laura's time.

I highly recommend the entire series to any and all ages. It is so wonderful to read about such a loving and supportive family.

It is very interesting to learn of the way of life back then when the U.S. was being taken over by white settlers - even to learn how racist Ma was to go so far as to say, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian" as they built a house on Indian Territory.

Pa had the best sense to not war with the Indians. He was respectful to them and thus the Chief he treated well, ended up saving their lives as other tribes were insistent on going to war but this leader was the one that stopped them all - So much for Ma's theory!

It is also educational to learn the ways they lived in a simpler time. I was astounded how they would iron and starch their clothes even while camping!

Jun 05, 2013
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Little House series are among my favorite books! They're really simple but provide so much insight into the lives of the pioneers. I really love them!

Jan 16, 2013
  • slowlyfairy4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really like it when authors write about their life because they know every single detail in their entire lifeso, they will have a well written book about themselves. i loved this book because it made me feel like i was in the book and that it had every detailed about the house,about what happened,etc.this book is amazing! i think the rest of the series is amazing,too!AWESOME!

Jul 12, 2012
  • lucystardust rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Love this book!!

Jun 14, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book wuz rlly good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 17, 2012
  • banana200 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Laura Ingalls is a brave, young girl.

Mar 03, 2012
  • melissajayne80 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Read this book over the course of a month and quite honestly, I should have finished this book sooner, but due to the fact that I focusing on basically one book for the past month, I basically ignored this one. While this was probably the second book that Wilder wrote, it felt like it was her first that she wrote, due to some minor grammatical issues that I had in the early part of the book; some of it didn't seem to flow properly, but overall it is a nice introduction to the travels that the Ingalls family would take over the next 10 years or so.

Interestingly enough, the family actually went to Kansas before returning to Wisconsin again (during which time the events of Little House in the Big Woods take place, or most of them) and then left from Wisconsin to Minnesota, etc.

Dec 29, 2011
  • iloveyprl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great story. There is a lot to learn from reading it. Suitable for mid to late primary students & a real cracker for parents/guardians to read to their kids too. Highly recommended.

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Jun 14, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Ingalls family moved from the Big Woods of Wisconsin to Kansas in 1868 (stopping for a while in Rothville, Missouri), and lived there between 1869 and 1870. Baby Carrie was born there in August, and a few weeks after her birth, they were forced to leave the territory (however, in the novel, Carrie is present during the move to Kansas). The Ingalls family moved back to Wisconsin where they lived the next four years. In 1874 they started for Walnut Grove, Minnesota, stopping for a while in Lake City, Minnesota.
Although Wilder states that Charles Ingalls had been told that the Kansas territory would soon be up for settlement, their homestead was on the Osage Indian reservation and Charles' information was incorrect. The Ingalls family had no legal right to occupy their homestead, and once informed of their error, left the territory despite the fact that they had only just begun farming it. Several of their neighbors stayed and fought the decision.

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Feb 21, 2013
  • LauraO18 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: This title does NOT contain coarse language, violence or sexual content. It is a children's title and is appropriate for ALL ages and ALL maturity levels, from the youngest child to the very oldest reader.

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