Item description for Little Farm in the Ozarks (Little House, The Rocky Ridge Years) by Roger Lea MacBride & David Gilleece...
Overview Young Rose Wilder's first year on Rocky Ridge Farm contains a lot of excitement, including going fishing and saving the farmhouse from fire, as the daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder begins a new life in the Missouri Ozarks. Simultaneous.
Meet Rose Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, and the last of the Little House girls.Going fishing for the first time, starting in a new school, saving the farmhouse from a fire-these are the elements of young Rose Wilder's first year at Rocky Ridge Farm. She has moved there with her parents, Laura and Almanzo, to begin a new life in the Missouri Ozarks. Rose feels out of place as the new girl in her class but gradually gains confidence, and Rocky Ridge truly becomes her home.Little Farm in the Ozarks is the second book in The Rose Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.
Citations And Professional Reviews Little Farm in the Ozarks (Little House, The Rocky Ridge Years) by Roger Lea MacBride & David Gilleece has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 06/15/1994 page 848
School Library Journal - 06/01/1994 page 132
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.57" Width: 5.17" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1994
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Rose Years
ISBN 0064405109 ISBN13 9780064405102
Availability 0 units.
More About Roger Lea MacBride & David Gilleece
Roger Lea MacBride, a close friend of Rose Wilder Lane's, was the author of the Rose Years novels.
Roger Lea MacBride was born in 1929 and died in 1995.
Roger Lea MacBride has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Farm in the Ozarks (Little House, The Rocky Ridge Years)?
Little Farm in the Ozarks Nov 20, 2009
Great book I am a huge Little House fan I have all the shows on DVD and now I am collecting the books.
My Favorite Dec 22, 2006
This is my favorite book in the Rose Years series. It reflects a simple but happy life on a farm. Rose enjoys a friendship with a neighbor girl named Alva. Rose thinks Alva is lucky because Alva doesn't have near the chores that Rose does. One point I believe needs some clarification: Almanzo in real life was disabled. Rose wrote somewhere that her father was an invalid following his stroke in De Smet. Other accounts say he shuffled and leaned on a cane the rest of his life and was never as strong as he once was. That would account for so much(actually too much) work falling on Rose at the age of seven or eight. But in the series the author doesn't write the story reflecting Almanzo handicapped. He can run, climb and do anything. This omission could make it appear that Laura and Almanzo were lazy and unloaded the "dirty jobs" on their little girl. I know children did lots of chorses in those days, but Rose has so many it is almost unbelievable. It is not something that can be explained away because Rose did not have brothers and sisters to help. And with the absence(in the books) of Almanzo being an invalid there is no justification for a little girl having an ususual number of chores. There were so many tasks that Almanzo did not do, but that Rose did instead. Also her work load should have been lightened with Abe and Swiney working on the farm, but it wasn't.
little farm in the ozaks Mar 13, 2006
nice to read more about Laura's life after she moved away from the prairy.
Better than Rocky Ridge! Jun 28, 2005
This is the second volume in the Rose Years Little House books,and I think it may be better than the first!It continues the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder`s daughter,Rose Wilder!Rose is finally getting adjusted to her new life in their little farm in the ozarks,and in this book,she meets new friends including two brothers named Swiney and Abe,two twins named Dora and Cora,and later befriends a town girl named Blanche.Rose and her Mama and Papa also face many challenges in this book;but later have better adventures!Rose almost burns the house down when leaving the bread baking,but she and her friend Swiney put it out.Some old friends also return in this book including Laura`s friend Alva,M.r and Mrs. Cooley,M.r. and Mrs. Cooley`s sons named Paul and George,and of course Rose and her Mama(Laura) And Papa(Almanzo)!Roger Lea Macbride has the same touch for writing pioneer stories and making them magical as Laura Ingalls Wilder did!Definately reccomended for any Little House or Laura Ingalls Wilder fan!
Look for these other "Little House:The Rose Years" titles avalible now by Roger Lea Macbride!: Little House On Rocky Ridge In The Land Of The Big Red Apple On The Other Side Of The Hill Little Town In The Ozarks On The Banks Of The Bayou New Dawn On Rocky Ridge Bachelor Girl Rose Wilder Lane:Her Story
A wonderful story! Five stars!! Aug 23, 1999
This is a great story telling of the early struggles that Rose had to face with her family to build up the farm.Anyone who says this story is poorly written,or things like that are freaks!It's just a childrens book!!These people need a life!