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A classic story of childhood, Little House on the Prairie tells how Laura and Mary, their little sister Baby Carrie and their Pa and Ma pack up their home in Wisconsin and set out for the wide open prairie where Pa is sure they can find a better life. They are true pioneers. But, new troubles confront the family including the risk of fire and a terrifying moment when their home is circled by Indians. How the family pull together and especially how the sisters, Laura and Mary, make the most of their intrepid childhood is heart-warming.
'Here we are, Caroline!” said Pa. Right here we’ll build our house.”
The sun-kissed prairie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. But looks can be deceiving and they soon find out that they must share the land with wild bears and Indians.
Will there be enough land for all of them?
Laura Ingalls Wilder was celebrated during her lifetime and her books considered great literature. She was five times the recipient of the Newbery Honor Award for her distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Her other titles include Little House in the Big Woods (1932), On the Banks of Plum Creek (1938), By the Shores of Silver Lake (1940), The Long Winter (1941), and These Happy Golden Years (1944).
Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:
Classic Tales of Barbar by Jean de Brunhoff
Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
The most popular of the Little House books, this one tells how Laura's family moved from the ‘Big Woods' in their covered wagon and travelled West (with the American frontier) to the Prairie. Adventure all the way, but the enduring quality of these marvellous books is the feeling that home is where your family is - even if bears and unfriendly Indians are on the prowl outside.
|Publication date:||1st October 2012|
|Author:||Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|Publisher:||Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born February 7, 1867, in a little log house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura's childhood was spent traveling west by covered wagon, to Indian Territory in Kansas, to Grasshopper Country in Minnesota, and then to Dakota Territory, where she met and married Almanzo Wilder. Laura's daughter Rose grew up listening to her mother's stories of those pioneer days. She urged her mother to write them down so that other children could enjoy them, as well. So in the 1930s and 40s, Laura recorded her memories of those days of long ago in a children's series known ...More About Laura Ingalls Wilder