Item description for The Long Winter (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder...
Overview The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done. They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it's too late.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Little House
ISBN 0060885424 ISBN13 9780060885427
Availability 0 units.
More About Laura Ingalls Wilder
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 The Long Winter (Little House)?
Simply Engaging Dec 1, 2006
Of all the Little House books, this one seems to evoke the strongest emotions. Whether it's cold, hunger or just admiration for the family. This book is an experience and one that you'll remember long after you're done.
More than all of that, this is a book to listen to. From the beginning of the whir of the mowing machine to the singing on the last page, you hear this book. The blizzards howl and screech, threads sing together like music, voices of strangers in the street, the coffee mill grinds on endlessly. Pa loses his "voice" when his hands are too roughened by twisting hay to play the violin. Throughout all is the music made by singing, speaking and the routine of life, against the voices in the blizzard. Many times the family sang or recited in order to hear themselves and fight against the howling winds.
When I first read this book as a girl, I remembered the cold and how Laura had to twist that hay just to survive and stay warm. Now as an adult, I admire the family dynamics. Caroline and Charles always stayed positive and strong. They didn't argue, they only figured out a way to get them by. When the weather got any of the family down, someone else gave them courage. Laura really developed in this story as well. It was the first time that I could recall her using Ma's words, "alls well that ends well" after the slough incident. She showed more responsibility and discipline than she had to this point.
The story is simply told, not with big words but with a big view on life. The pacing keeps you turning pages, even without our modern day cliffhangers. The best part is this book is clean and portrays good values while not being preachy. I would recommend this to anyone of any age. Just make sure you snuggle before reading because when you're done, you'll feel as if you had gone through it as well.
You should try this book!!!!!!!! Nov 30, 2006
if you like reading books about animals and people who work hard to get what they want,then you will like this book. I like this story,personally, because it tells a story about a family caught in a blizzard with little food and no places to go to get food because there are no trains and there is hardly anything for them to do but wait. You should try this book because you will love the story about a family who is fighting to save their lives. I guarantee you will enjoy reading "The Long Winter".
Check this out! Nov 30, 2006
This book is a winner! It has so much adventure you have to read it!! It will bring shivers down your spine! Not to to mention a smile on your face when you finish it!! Come on, you have to buy this exciting book! When you read it your heart will be touched how the Ingalls family stuck together! This book creates suspense and joy to it's readers. If you like Laura Ingalls Wilders other books you will love this one!
A very cold book Sep 22, 2006
This book makes me shiver everytime we read it. It kept blizzarding and nothing ever happened much, except for they thought the train was going to come and then it blizzarded again, so it couldn't. The coldness was described well, though, and I liked the part where the Indian was right. If you want to cool off on a hot summer day, I highly suggest reading this.
Many, many, and many more... Apr 16, 2006
The winter in De Smet never ends. There is storm after storm after storm shutting down and paralyzing the community. Find out how the Ingalls, and how all of the other families deal with the devastating realities of the winter that lies ahead of them. They had a wise folk tell them about the winter. If you would like to read more about the adventures and advertisities that these poor people had to go through, read and discover the scenarious for yourself.