On the Banks of Plum Creek
Pages no: 339
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...