Multcolib My Librarian Diana: The Little House Books and Related Works
Annotation:The author of this book irreverently retraces the pioneer journeys of the Ingalls family as depicted in the famous Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, identifying its fictional and factual aspects while visiting the historical sites where young Laura grew up.
Annotation:This is the first in the series. A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions with relatives and neighbors.
Annotation: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, and fight a prairie fire.
Annotation:The third book in the series tells about nine-year-old Almanzo, who lives with his family on a big farm in New York State, where he raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.
Annotation:In the fourth book in the series, Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:This is the sixth book in the series. After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.
Annotation:In the seventh book in the series, Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.
Annotation:In the eighth "Little House" book, fifteen-year-old Laura Ingalls becomes a teacher at a Dakota Territory frontier school, becomes engaged, then married to Almanzo Wilder, and moves with him to a house of their own.
Annotation:This is the ninth and last book in the series. During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.