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Little House on the Prairie

Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams
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1935-01-01
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Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie is the third book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Laura Ingalls and her family are heading to Kansas! Leaving behind their home in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they travel by covered wagon until they find the perfect spot to build a little house on the prairie. Laura and her sister Mary love exploring the rolling hills around their new home, but the family must soon get to work, farming and hunting and gathering food for themselves and for their livestock. Just when the Ingalls family starts to settle into their new home, they find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict. Will they have to move again?

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.

What Kind of Book is Little House on the Prairie

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As a kid, this book made me want to pack up all my earthly possessions and head off on a journey across the prairie. I loved imagining what it would be like to be a pioneer. Now, it’s fun to be able to share this book series with my pre-schooler, but I do find that it’s probably a better read-on-your-own book than read-aloud book.

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Who Wrote Little House on the Prairie

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.

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Who Illustrated Little House on the Prairie

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Garth Williams

Garth Williams (1912–1996) was known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. He brought to life some of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century, including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series and E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Williams illustrated many timeless Golden Books, including Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, and The Friendly Book.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780064400022
Publication Date:
April 8, 2008
Original Publication Date:
January 1, 1935
Original Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
97215741
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
805949225
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0064400026

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