The Little House (9 Volumes Set) Paperback – May 30, 1994
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From the Back Cover
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.
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.
About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.
In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).
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I was hesitant at first before buying these because of some of the reviews that talk about missing pages, upside down pages, missing book switched with extra copy of another, etc. As far as I can tell from flipping through them, they all appear to be as they should be. So don't let those reviews stop you. Perhaps those reviewers just received the rare error. This set is very nice for the money.
I am actually purchasing this set again, to keep for myself, so I have a beautiful fresh set of books for my collection.
There are many other sets out there, but this was the best price that I could find for the complete set. What a bargain for the joys my daughter and I have had reading them together!
Top international reviews
Ich hatte bisher noch nie englische Bücher gelesen ich bin gespannt. Aber das englisch sei leicht verständlich. Habe mal Seite 1 abfotografiert. Es ist leicht verständlich. Klar es wird Wörter geben die man nicht kennt, aber entweder ergibt es sich aus dem Zusammenhang oder man googelt halt das Wort was man nicht versteht.
Versandzeit war mit 2-3 Wochen angegeben das wurde auch eingehalten. Insgesamt habe ich so mehr als die Hälfte gespart 😊
Laura Ingalls Wilder narra su infancia, adolescencia y vida adulta. Comienza viviendo con sus hermanas y sus padres en una cabaña en medio del bosque donde son mayormente autosuficientes, viviendo gracias a la tierra, animales y las habilidades de sus padres. Las visitas al pueblo para intercambiar mercancías y las visitas a casas de familiares son un gran evento narrado con gran detalle igual que muchas escenas de la vida cotidiana como la crianza y cacería de animales, producción de queso y mantequilla, cosecha del jarabe de maple y miel de abeja, etc.
Apta para niños de 5° de primaria en adelante con inglés medio-avanzado. Letra de muy buen tamaño. Pocas ilustraciones.
Die Bücher sind in englischer Sprache geschrieben. Es ist aber meiner Meinung nach sehr einfach geschrieben und daher leicht zu lesen und zu verstehen.
Wer die Tagebücher die auf der Serie Little House lesen möchte ist hier aber gut bedient.
Laura Ingalls Wilder hat hier ihre eigenen Geschichten als Kinderbücher in leicht lesbarem Englisch verfasst. Gut zu lesen und verstehen und meiner Meinung nach ein Must Have für alle "Unsere kleine Farm"-Fans :-)