The Long Winter (Little House)
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is... show more
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.
Publish date: April 8th 2008
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Little House (#6)
Wow. Some free advice from Uncle Matt - don't choose The Long Winter as a read along with your toddler while at the same time reading [b:Oryx and Crake|46756|Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)|Margaret Atwood|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327896599s/46756.jpg|3143431]. Atwood's dys...
I'm still waiting for more interaction between Almanzo and Laura. It's nice to actually root for a couple in a book.
So, I have a lot of problems with the treatment of the Native Americans.And all of the signs foretelling the harsh winter are, in fact, not supported by science. And the casual way everyone breaks the law as far as claiming land would make Ayn Rand mighty proud. Nonetheless, it's a gripping story. E...
My mum used to say that this was the most boring book of the lot. Perhaps for that reason alone I never felt so. I realize it's quite repetitious, but you get to follow an entire town during a difficult time, and get lots of survival tips... should you ever be in a situation where they're actually n...
One of the few books I read in elementary school. I still remember bits and pieces of it. I loved this series.