On the Banks of Plum Creek
For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and... show more
For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek. At night everyone listens to the merry music of Pa's fiddle. Misfortunes come in the form of a grasshopper plague and a terrible blizzard, but the pioneer family works hard together to overcome these troubles. And so continues Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.
Publish date: May 11th 2004
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
Series: Little House (#4)
Just awesome. Sigourney and I are having such fun reading this series together. There's even more danger for Laura and her family in Minnesota. Blizzards, floods, grasshopper infestations, Nellie Oleson -- life was precarious for the Ingalls on Plum Creek.Speaking of the scenes with grasshoppers, t...
It's easy to get so stuck on the subject matter of the stories Wilder tells that we fail to notice her brilliant, deceptively quiet writing. Her descriptions of scenery are gorgeous, of course, but I love the tiny sentences that tell so much, like this one when eight-year-old Mary and seven-year-old...
This seems to be the favorite book of the series so far, both for my three daughters and me. There are a lot of changes again for the Ingalls family. They live in an underground house at first, which is a story all on its own. Plum Creek makes for many happy times for Laura and Mary...and a few s...
I remember being totally scared by the grasshoppers after reading this book. I'd read about the plague of the locusts in the Bible, but it never really *clicked* exactly what it meant until after reading this. I can't remember if I noticed this before, but on this readthrough it constantly strikes m...