Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

Book - 1971
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Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little Town on the Prairie is the seventh 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.

In Little Town on the Prairie, the young town of De Smet has survived the long, harsh winter of 1880-1881. With the arrival of spring comes invitations to socials, parties, and "literaries." Laura, who is now fifteen years old, attends her first evening social.

In her spare time, she sews shirts to help earn money to send Mary to a college for the blind. Laura also receives her teaching certificate and can work at a school. And, best of all, Almanzo Wilder asks permission to being walking her home from church. Life in the little town certainly is exciting!

The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder'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.

Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1971, c1969
Edition: Rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9780060264512
0060264519
9780060264505
0060264500
9780064400077
0064400077
Characteristics: 307 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. --
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth

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BB20
Nov 24, 2016

I think this book is the best so far Laura is growing up and Marys going to collage

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lyndseybarker10
Aug 06, 2016

It is fun to watch the characters to develop. You really get to witness them growing up!

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lyndseybarker10
Aug 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this one. Every book gets better than the last.

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julia_sedai
Dec 27, 2013

Laura begins to become a young lady in this book but I love how we can see her thoughts and know that deep down she still has the little girl that we all love inside of her.

7Liberty7 May 22, 2013

I think this book had a lot of activity on the part of the Ingalls, with socials, parties, Mary's going away, and lots of school trouble! Definitely one of my top three favorites.

Megi2001 Oct 22, 2012

It was nice, but a little boring!

Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Great story! I love Laura Ingalls. Makes me feel like a pioneer girl, too.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

i soooooooo luv this book!!!!!!!!!!!!

horses213 Apr 07, 2011

I love little town on the prairie I read it over and over again

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

A fuller story for a fuller setting.

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blue_bird_6403
Jan 24, 2017

blue_bird_6403 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

Megi2001 Oct 22, 2012

Megi2001 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Roxannajayc thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Brown_Dog_70
Jul 09, 2011

Brown_Dog_70 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Roxannajayc Jul 21, 2012

Laura continues her education in order to become a school teacher to put her blind sister, Mary, through college in Iowa. However, studying is difficult when there is so much to do in the new town. Will Laura be able to get her licence?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

One day at supper, Pa asks Laura whether she will accept a job in town helping to sew shirts, as the local bachelors do not have wives to do their sewing. Laura does not want to take the job, but decides to accept because the money will help send her sister Mary to a college for the blind in Iowa. She hates the work but never complains, and earns $1.50 per week for a total of $9.00 before the spring rush ends. The family that she works for runs a dry goods store, but they fight a lot, which makes Laura uncomfortable. Laura works through the month of June and is let go at the end of the spring rush.

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

Pa, too, had said that nobody knows what electricity is. Benjamin Franklin had discovered that it is lightning, but nobody knows what lightning is. Now it worked the electric telegraph, and still nobody knew what it was.

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