- Paperback: 335 pages
- Publisher: Perennial Library; TX 3259 edition (1975)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000YBH9SQ
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,458,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Little House on the Prairie Paperback – 1975
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This is a charming book. It's almost a collection of short stories with many chapters being a self-contained event. Still, through these pages, we get a good picture of life on the American frontier 130 years ago. The book gives plenty of detail about their everyday life without getting bogged down. And it is interesting. Frankly, some of the chapters are so harrowing I felt my pulse quicken. Often I found myself shaking my head in awe at what the Ingalls dealt with on a daily basis. This is a good way to make anyone appreciate just what we have today.
These books are still popular 70 years after they were first written for good reason. They are an entertaining and enlightening look at a bygone era.
Those were the things I loved about it as a child, and still love now. But as an adult I've also come to appreciate how quintessentially American this book is. It's the kind of book that makes you think about our heritage, and makes you proud to be American. In these books, Laura and her family keep facing hardships and meeting them head on. When necessary, they pick themselves up and move on to a new place, starting from scratch. They don't expect anything from anybody, and yet they care about their community and their neighbors. You often hear the words "pioneer spirit" used to describe America's best values, but after you read Little House that's not an empty phrase. You, and the child you read it to, understand it in your heart.
Laura Wilder had an amazing gift to tell stories and to make an accurate picture of the time she grew up in and of what she thought and felt as a girl. This is not like the show in many respects though. If you only want to read about the exact characters and stories from the show, this may surprise you. Mr. Edwards is not in here much and you won't see characters like Albert or Mr. Oleson in this book. As they live on the prairie, there is no school or store, only a few neighbors a few miles away. Also Indians which only actually show up now and then.
Again it is a story about hard work and family sticking together. Superior to the first book in that you already know alot of the mundane [though very interesting]details of their daily life, and the characters. Now it is full of story. The interactions with wild life alone are astounding as taken for fact. They are not just the amusing tid bits from the first book, but quite dangerous and spellbinding ones.
Fantastic book for anybody. The whole series is great.
Try as you may, you'll never be able to resist the charms of this story. Laura Ingalls Wilder will forever live on in your heart as a bright flame, symbolic of everything good in our country, our world, and our entire existence.
It is a must read for all children everywhere. A thousand times more valuable than Star Wars or Pokemon, it is something a kid can love and hold on to for the rest of his or her life.
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Arrived promptly as expected. It was packaged well and has worked beautifully. It is identical to my copy of the book.Published 6 days ago by Crazy Cazzie
I have to say, I am continuing this series on the request of a friend, but I am having a hard time with it because the plot is not there and I disagree with some of the principles... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maci and Zoe Read Books
I play this for my second graders when we learn about westward expansion. It is fun, and brings back childhood memories!Published 1 month ago by Emily R. Winter
If you like fun exciting books that make you want to read, read, read than this is the book for you. Laura and her family are getting tired of the big woods.They’re moving west. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer