Item description for Going West (My First Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder & Renee Graef...
Overview A young pioneer girl and her family prepare to leave the big woods of Wisconsin and travel west in their covered wagon
The Little House books tell the story of a little pioneer girl and her family as they travled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic books, illustrated with Garth Williams' timeless artwork, have been cherished by millions of readers ever since they were first published over sixity years ago.It's a fond good-bye to the Big Woods as Laura and her family pack up the covered wagon and begin their journey westward to the prairie in this latest addition to the best-selling My First Little House Books series. Renee Graef's enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams's classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in this seventh title in the My First Little House Books series, picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.86" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 26, 1997
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series My First Little House
ISBN 0064406938 ISBN13 9780064406932
Availability 0 units.
More About Laura Ingalls Wilder & Renee Graef
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867, near Pepin, Wisconsin. From 1882–1885 she was a teacher in South Dakota. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885. Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier.
Laura Ingalls Wilder has said that she and her sisters were busy and happy as children but loved Pa's stories the best. In 1932, when Laura was 60 years old, she wrote her first book, Little House In The Big Woods, so those stories would not be lost. She thought about how she had seen the settling of the frontier -- the woods, Indian Territory of the Great Plains, the frontier towns, the coming of the railroad, and homesteading on the prairie. She thought of writing the story of her childhood in eight volumes that would cover each aspect of the American frontier. These became the Little House series. Wilder finished the last book in 1943. On February 10, 1957, she died at age 90, on her farm in Mansfield, Missouri.
For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 and died in 1957.
Reviews - What do customers think about Going West (My First Little House)?
Not Just for Girls Feb 20, 2007
Going West, an adaptation from the Little House on the Prarie classic series, will delight children and peak their interest in Pioneering life. The illustrations capture the attention and imagination of young children, whetting their appetite for more.
With Pa leading the family to the West, boys will enjoy these classic tales as much as girls do. Travel with the Ingall's family as they prepare a covered wagon and head toward the Western Prairie.
good for early readers Jan 15, 2006
I am currently reading the original Little House on the Praire to my son and he was so excited to discover that there were versions of the story he could read himself! Going West is based on the first chapter of Little House on the Prairie (each of the "my first" books is based on a specific chapter from either Little House on the Prairie, Little House in the Big Woods or Farmer Boy). My son was delighted to recognize details from the original story in "his" version. The events, and sometimes the exact text itself, come directly from the bigger books. These books made good easy readers for my son because the story was familiar and the illustrations provide many details. They were perfect for my son who isn't quite ready for chapter books, but wants to read an interesting story. Now he wants to collect the whole set!!!
Going West Nov 6, 2001
I like this book Going West.
This book had the text adapted from Little House on the Prairie.
The family were Charles Ingalls the dad, her mom, Laura, Lauras sister Mary, Her baby sister Carrie & their good old bulldog named Jack.
So one long winter evening Pa tells Ma that he would take the family to live in the west. In the west there were not as many people, no trees, and the grass always grew thick and high. So Pa sells the little house in the big woods and he sells the cow and calf too. So the family has a long journey ahead of them. So at the end of the book they find their way to another little house, a little house on the Western prairie.
This is a great book and I love it.
I hope everybody enjoys it.
This makes me think of being a cowboy on the west and have a western prairie in Calgary, Alberta.
Excellent for young children and their LH-fan moms! Nov 23, 1998
This beautifully illustrated book nicely sums up "Little House in the Big Woods." The drawings are faithful in spirit to Garth Williams' originals, as the text is to Wilder's writing. For example, one page reads something like, one winter's night Pa told Ma he was taking the family out west. Definitely not PC for a husband to tell a wife what to do, but that's what Wilder wrote and that's what the author summarizes.
My daughter is two and I thought I would have to wait many years to share the Little House series with her. I'm glad to have this book to help us bide our time! She loves it, and this is one book I will happily read over and over to her.