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Download Laura's Early Years Collection: Little House in the Big Woods/Little House on the Prairie/on the Ban epub

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Download Laura's Early Years Collection: Little House in the Big Woods/Little House on the Prairie/on the Ban epub
ISBN: 0064493679
ISBN13: 978-0064493673
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTrophy (1999)
ePUB size: 1702 kb
FB2 size: 1444 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 177
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I love the LITTLE HOUSE books. Two books I read so much they've been replaced, and I still have to add ON THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE and THE FIRST FOUR YEARS. I have nearly the whole Rose series, but that's a different story. I love these books, even at 14! I will pass them on. I still read them all, even though two are cover-less and fixed up with duct tape! They are so special to me, I can't throw them away. These are wonderful books, 1-3 appealing to younger children (although they are still wonderful!) and 4+ appealing to pre-teens and teens, especially THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS, which deals with friendships and marriage. Find out how the pioneers had to deal everyday with so many hardships, like grasshoppers and storms. Even harvesting and moving were huge ordeals, but the American dream never died. Pa and Ma Ingalls emerge as wonderful parents, and the family is close-knit. "Little sisters" may associate with Laura--I know! The books get more detailed and substansial as the series advances, so you may want to collect as your child advances. The illustrations are beautiful!!! This is a must have. This is the ultimate American historical fiction. Even adults can enjoy it...or read aloud. p.s, the adult form doesn't work so I had to use this form. Sorry for being so long, but I totally love these books! I want to give a million stars!
"Little House in the Big Woods" is a perfect way to educate your children about pioneering in the United States. Growing up in the woods of antebellum Wisconsin, Ingalls recalls the details, both big and small, of settler life. The world is much different today than it was back then, and this book displays that perfectly. The Ingalls' were very self-sufficient people, and had to care for each other in a way that shows how families back then were self-reliant teams, instead of groups of people who see each other for 15 minutes while they have breakfast, an hour after dinner, and then on the weekends.

This book teaches kids how people who are poor in wealth can be rich in life. The Ingalls' had no servants and no silk sheets. Luxury was hard candy on Christmas. Hiking into town was tempting fate. Laura's favorite plaything was a corn-husk doll. The Ingalls had to make use of every scrap of food and every 1/2 cent they had! At the same time, they were reverant, intelligent, and caring people.

This book is an unbeatable read for kids, and still enjoyable for adults, as well.
In a world where children are constantly bombarded by violence in TV, film, music, and video games, these books are a breath of fresh air. Wonderfully written with stories children can love. I read these as a young girl and still remember them fondly. I definately recommend these for kids 10 and up (who can read them on their own). Also would be nice for a parent to read to their child.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is an amazing, adventurous pioneer girl. She grew up in the big woods in Wisconsin. She went from the prairie to Plum Creek. Laura has a mother, father and three sisters named Mary, Carrie and Grace. Laura also had a dog named Jack. On the banks of Plum Creek, Laura moved into a sod house. When Laura or her sisters played outside, they might see a cow standing on their sod house. A sod house is mainly made of mud. Over the mud layers laied a nice layer of grass. My favorite part about this book is when Laura invites a mean girl from her class to her house, and then Laura took her down the creek and splashed an insect on her. Laura grew up to be an amazing author. She died in the 1960's. I like to read about people who were pioneers and lived in the 18-1900's.
NArrator: Teh days were short and cold, but no snow for Christmas. Laura and Mary sacrificed that Santa Claus would no come because, it would not snow. Laura: "Ma said she would hang up our stockings because, amybe something might happen. Theh Pa said you have only amde things worse, Caroline." Narrator: But the next morning on Christmas day Mr. Edwards was at their door. Laura: "Pa siad, great fishhooks Edwards! Come in man! What happened?" Mr. Edwards: "I came over here to see Laura and Mary." Narrator: Mr. Edwards was all wet with his clothes on his head. Laura: "it was too big a risk Edwards. We're glad you are here. However, that was too big a risk Edwards." Mr. Edwards: " Your little ones had to have a Christmas. I was determined that no creek could stop me to sacrifice after I fetched them their gifts from Independence." Laura: "Did you see Santa Claus." Mr. Edwards: " I sure did." laura: "Where? When? What did he look like?" What did he say?" Did he really give you something mfor us?" Mr: Edwards: "Wait, wait a minute." Narrator: ma put thier presents in their stockings, as Santa Claus intended. She said they musn't look. While Ma was doing that, Mr. Edwards sat on the floor near Mary and Laura's bed to answer all their questions. Then they started to talk. Mr. Edwards: "When I saw the creek rising, I knew Santa Claus could not get across it." Laura: "But you crossed it." Mr. Edwards: "Yes, but Santa Claus is too old and fat. He couldn't make it, where a long,lean razorback like me could do so. So I decided if Santa Claus couldn't give you your presents, I would." Narrator: Mr. Edwards walked to Independence. And there, coming down the street in Independence, he had met Snata Claus. Laura: "In the day time?" Mr. Edwards: "No, it was night, but light shone accross from the saloons." Narrator: Hello Edwards, said Snata Claus. Laura: "Did he know you? How did you know he was really was Santa Claus." Mr. Edwards: "Santa Claus knows everyone. I recognized Santa at once by his whiskers. He has the longest, thickest, whitest set of whiskers west of Mississippi." narrator: Santa said hello Edwards! Alst time I saw you, you were sleeping on a cornshuck bed in Tennessee. Do you know any little girls by the name of Laura and Mary? Mr. Edwardss: "I surely am acquainted with them." Narrator: "It rest heavy on my mind. they are both sweet pretty, little young things, and I know they are expecting me. I surely do hate to disappoint two good little girls like them." Santa said with a coax vocie, "Yet with the water up it is, I can't ever make it across that creek. Would you do me a favor to them their gifts this one time." Mr. Edwards: I'll do that and with pleasure. Santa had confidence in me." Narrator; So Mary and Laura kept asking questions to Mr.Edwards, and he answered them all. Then finally Ma said they can go fet their presents. When they reached into their stockings, they were surprised with amazement. Obn top, ther was a shinny cup for Laura and Mary. They whooped with joy. Tehn they pulled out tow long syicks of candy. Ir was peppermint candy, striped with red and white. Next, they found a heart shaped cake with white frostings and sprinkles. Laura: 'Oh thank you Mr. Edwards, thank you very much." Narrator: Nut Ma asked them if their stockings, were empty. they reached inside and found a brand new shinny penny. they frogot to thank him for it. they thought this was the best Chrisrmas ever. Ladies and gentlemen, I encourage you to read this exciting story about life on the prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.