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The Little House (9 Volumes Set)

by Harper Collins


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  • The true story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, her family, and their adventures on the Midwestern frontier in the 1870s and 1880s
  • Perfect for ages 8 to 108
  • The set includes: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek,
    By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four
    Years.

    Little House in the Big Woods
    -----------------------------

    Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa
    and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her
    own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family
    safe and cozy.

    Little House on the Prairie
    ---------------------------

    Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from Wisconsin
    to Kansas, and there, finally, Pa builds their little house on the prairie. Sometimes farm life is difficult, even
    dangerous, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.

    Farmer Boy
    ----------

    While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New
    York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn to supper most days -- no matter what the
    weather. There is still time for fun, though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.

    On the Banks of Plum Creek
    --------------------------

    Laura's family's first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside
    Plum Creek. The money for materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to
    harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Soon millions of grasshoppers cover the field
    and everything on the farm. In a week's time, there is no wheat crop left at all.

    By the Shores of Silver Lake
    ----------------------------

    Pa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace
    join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. And Pa begins work on the first building in what will
    soon be a brand-new town on the shores of Silver Lake.

    The Long Winter
    ---------------

    The first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. Snow
    has reached the rooftops, and no trains can get through with food or coal. The people of De Smet are starving, including
    Laura's family, who wonder how they're going to make it through this terrible winter. It is young Almanzo Wilder who
    finally understands what needs to be done. He must save the town, even if it means risking his own life.

    Little Town on the Prairie
    --------------------------

    The long winter is over. With spring come socials, parties, and "Literaries." There is also work to be done. Laura
    spends many hours each day sewing shirts to help send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes
    time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.

    These Happy Golden Years
    ------------------------

    Laura is teaching school, and it's terrifying! Most of the students are taller than she is, and she must sleep away
    from home for the first time. Laura is miserable, but the money is needed to keep Mary in a college for the blind. And
    every Friday -- no matter what the weather -- Almanzo Wilder arrives to take Laura home to her family for the weekend.
    Laura and Almanzo are courting, and even though she's not yet sixteen, she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.

    The First Four Years
    --------------------

    Laura and Almanzo Wilder have just been married! Their life on a small prairie homestead begins with high hopes. But
    each year seems to bring unexpected disasters -- storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call
    for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. Always, though, there is love, especially for the newest
    member of the family -- baby Rose.

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