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These Happy Golden Years

Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and illustrated by Garth Williams
Published by HarperCollins
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Publisher Summary

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary’s tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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I started reading the Little House books in kindergarten, and loved the glimpse into a different time in Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie. By the time I made it to this book, I was in fourth or fifth grade and loved reading about Laura teaching school, living away from home, and falling in love. As I got older, this was my favorite book in the series, and I still love the way it illustrates this particular time of life as wonderful and hard and bittersweet and joyful. It might not appeal to younger elementary school readers, but the content is completely G-rated and accessible for middle elementary school through middle school readers.

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Who Wrote These Happy Golden Years

Who Illustrated These Happy Golden Years

illustrator
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 10:
0064400085
ISBN 13:
9780064400084
Publication Date:
January 1, 1981