Item description for On the Banks of the Bayou (Little House) by Roger Lea MacBride & Dan Andreasen...
Overview When sixteen-year-old Rose decides to leave Rocky Ridge Farm to finish high school in a Louisiana city, she begins to change from a country girl into an independent young woman with her own ideas, ambitions, and dreams. Simultaneous.
The Little House books have captivated generations of readers with their story of the little pioneer girl Laura Ingalls growing LIP on the American frontier. Now the Little House story continues with The Rose Years, books that tell the story of Laura and Almanzo Wilder's daughter, Rose.
The first six books in the series describe the Wilders' journey to Missouri, their first three years on Rocky Ridge Farm. and their move to the town of Mansfield. In this latest Rose Years title, a whole new world opens LIP for Rose when she leaves Rocky Ridge Farm and moves to Louisiana to live with her aunt Eliza Jane. Rose is sixteen now, and she thrives in a city brimming with excitement and adventure. Rose even finds herself becoming an independent young woman with her own ideas, ambitions, and dreams.
ON THE BANKS OF THE BAYOU continues the story that Laura Ingalls Wilder began more than sixty years ago -- a story whose wonder and adventure have charmed millions of readers.
Citations And Professional Reviews On the Banks of the Bayou (Little House) by Roger Lea MacBride & Dan Andreasen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 70
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Rose Years
ISBN 0064405826 ISBN13 9780064405829
Availability 0 units.
More About Roger Lea MacBride & Dan Andreasen
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 On the Banks of the Bayou (Little House)?
Little House Jan 15, 2006
These books bring back my childhood. It's always good to be able to do that from time to time.
Rose becomes a Socialist Nov 1, 2005
I found the book interesting but my 8 and 6 year old daughters - huge fans of the Laura years and most of the Rose years -- found it to be boring. Parents should be prepared to discuss some of the historical aspects of this books, such as, women's suffrage, discrimination, turn of the century working conditions, and socialism which are all reoccurring topics in the book. I was a little surprised that the case for socialism was presented without any counter arguments, especially in light of the adult Rose being so opposed to socialism. (I highly recommend Rose's The Discovery of Freedom" if you are interested in learning about her libertarian views.) I can't imagine Roger Lea MacBride (who died while this book was in rough draft) would not have offered up a character to counter the pro-socialist message. If your daughter reads this book, I suggest you also make available Rose's 1936 Saturday Evening Post article "Give Me Liberty" where she makes the case for liberty and individualism. It is an autobiographical account of how she almost became a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, but because of her experiences as an international reporter became convinced that socialism leads down the road to serfdom (See F. A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom.).
Got a Lot from this Book Mar 29, 2004
This is definitely one of my fave books(i'm 14). I think I first read this book when I was 9 or 10, but I wasn't mature enough to really get all of it yet. Rose is definitly growing up, separating from her mother, making good and bad friends, falling in love, taking big risks and thinking about her future. Frankly she is dying to ditch her boring, ordinary life in her small Ozarks town, but she also has to decide what she is going to do about Paul, her first love, who is gone most of the time. Basically it is a coming-of-age story set in small-town turn-of-the-century America. I liked it especially for the historical value, and would recommend it to anyone who liked the Laura books, or likes historical fiction for young adults. ...
Rather Boring Oct 3, 2003
This book was rather boring and so is the next one. I think it is because roger lea macbride didn't totally write this himself. He passed away before he finished these two books.
My favorite Rose book Jul 27, 2003
ON THE BANKS OF THE BAYOU is a delight. It is the best of all the Rose books. Rose goes to a Louisiana academy, taking up her aunt's offer. She stays with her aunt, and slowly realizies that she is for womens' rights. She crusades with her aunt to help boost voting for women, and along the way she learns Latin and learns about Lousiana with a new Cajun friend, Odette, and her huge family. It is fun and inspirational, but Rose also learns the horrible truth of slavery and segregation in full. When she eats at an ice-cream parlor under cooling fans, she watches a black girl pay at a special window and sit on a dingy chair in the blazing sun. Rose learns more than Latin, Algebra, and geography. She learns what it is to live in the world.