Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams
Book #3 in the Little House on the Prairie Series
8 - 12
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Sep 19, 1935
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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.

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Book Details

Publication Date
September 19, 1935
HarperCollins Publishers
Original Publication Date
January 1, 1935
Original Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Page Count
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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WorldCat Number (OCLC)
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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