Item description for Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder & Garth Williams...
Overview In a full-color collector's edition of the children's classic, the Ingalls family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire. Original.
For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams' interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as beautifully redesigned covers.
The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 2004
ISBN 0060581816 ISBN13 9780060581817 UPC 046594007995
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More About Laura Ingalls Wilder & Garth Williams
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Little House on the Prairie?
Rereading this touched my heart as if I were ten again! Mar 23, 2008
[[ASIN:0979895200 The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything]Yes, re-reading Little House on The Prairie, really did touch my heart. In fact the book touched my ten-year old heart that I guess still exists somewhere inside of me. That heart is purer and more senstive than the heart I walk around with most of the time. That part of me still loves to play with dogs and run with the little rabbits and scan the sky for the big hawks and run barefoot in the long prairie grass. That part of me wants to string beads and look at the stars and listen to my dad fiddle in the moonlight. And that part of me knows that my Mother and Father will protect me and teach me all the wisdom I'll need to know. Of course, that part of me didn't live on the prairie and never really saw a covered wagon, or a prairie dog, or ran with rabbits or even ran through the prairie grasses. But I was able to do all of those things almost for real, all because of Laura and her books. And the most amazing part of all is that when I reread this book as an adult I found I was just as moved and taken with her writing as I had been at ten. As a positive psychologist and author of my own book for girls, The Truth, (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything)I realze that this book has a purity and a depth that few books today can equal. I'm so glad that Little House on the Prairie is around for the girls of today. If you are a mother of a girl, make sure she reads this book and the whole series. If you haven't read this book-read it now, no matter what your age. And if you have read it, re-read it as I did. Let that pure part of your heart from childhood come alive again. You'll be thankful as I was that there is still a way back to parts of ourselves that see and feel with an innocent wisdom so many things!
Good wholesome reading Mar 1, 2008
This was a great book and we as a family enjoyed reading it together before bed time. Thanks, great book.
Audio Edition--Worth every penny Dec 30, 2007
Cherry Jones' reading of Little House on the Prairie is lively, spirited, clear and articulate all at the same time. The best is when she sings along to Woodiel's fiddle. I was initially worried that the songs would sound ridiculous, but I was pleasantly surprised by how natural Jones' singing was, and how smoothly the fiddle entered the narration. I highly recommend this recording for any fan, or new reader who wants to hear a warm-hearted, relaxing bedtime story. For example, I listen to audiobooks when I'm experiencing particularly bad insomnia, which is NOT to say the books bore me to sleep; instead, I'm soothed to sleep.
Little House on the Prairie was my least favorite of the series, but listening to Jones breathed new life into this story for me. Even the long descriptions I used to find somewhat tedious, of how the house is built, well dug, etc., were suddenly fascinating. Hearing this work makes it somehow realer; you can't just pass over it the way you can in a book. It reminds me that Wilder grew up in a more oral tradition, and this recording proves how effective and how different orality is. Jones puts so much into her delivery that Wilder's crisp imagery really helps you visualize that labor and love Pa and Ma Ingalls put into their survival. Laura's spritely personality is also perfectly captured. Highly recommend!
Wonderful Story! Dec 3, 2007
This story shows a lot about the American Frontier and the settlers who moved out there. It is also not cloaked in American sentimentalism and is more realistic than most books are about frontier life. I think it is because the author actually lived the life she wrote about and the book was written in 1935 when others had also lived a similar life on the plains. It's taken me a long time to finally read this book, I never read the series as a kid but I'm amazed at how good it is and plan to read other volumes in the series. It's wonderful!
A wonderfully told classic! Jul 27, 2007
Charming, engaging, and wonderfully told, the story about Laura and her family's life on the frontier is a great read for preteen readers and adults alike. Very interesting, this is a great book for young readers looking for a good book, or even for adults. A great story about a family that sticks together through very tough times as well as a good look into what life a settler was really like.