I am a fan of the Laura Ingall s Wilder books and I am enjoying them even as an adult sharing them with my daughter This one moved a bit slowly than LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS House in the Big Woods I was still fascinated I can hardly imagine a life so primitive Some say Pa was crazy for moving his family away from the Big Woods where they had a solid footing but the settler s spirit is responsible for the growth and development of our country and is still the heart of the American way Who doesn t look to better the situation of their family even when it means stepping into the unknown Mrs Wilder s detailed descriptions of the hard work and difficulties fill me with awe and respect It was such a different world in so many ways but still I can relate to the deep family love and commitment that shines through on every pageA word about some reviews knocking her for her politically incorre I bought the CD of this story for my 4 year old daughter and have spent many days listening to it in the car with herThis book should clearly be renamed Pa s follies as the entire story is about him bumbling from one misadventure to the next1 Pa leads the family across a frozen lake Peppin The very next morning the family hears the ice on the lake start to crack and break up By the luck of one day the Ingalls family is spared a frozen death2 Pa nearly drowns the entire family crossing a creek into the Indian country3 Pa nearly shoots good dog Jack thinking he is wolf after Jack manages to survive Pa s ineptness at crossing the creek4 Pa drops a log on Ma while building their house nearly breaking her leg6 While scouting out the new homesite Pa bumbles into a pack of 50 wolves without his gun7 The chimney pa builds soon catches on fire8 Mr Scott nearly dies while helping to build the Ingalls well when Pa doesn t check for gas9 It turns out the new home is built near a malarial swamp which soon leads to the whole family getting fever and ague10 The Indians #Who Pa Maintains Are #Pa maintains are keep harassing Ma and the girls when he is away and stealing their food11 The Indians who Pa maintains are peaceful come withing a hair of deciding to slaughter all of the white settlers12 After all of the family s blood sweat and tears the government forces them to leave Indian country making the entire adventure a complete waste of timeHis name should be Charles In galling Incompetence I have mixed feelings about this book My mother read the Laura Ingalls books with me when I was a little girl and I m rereading them for the first time in 30 years Little House on the Prairie is the story of the Ingalls family Pa and Ma Laura her sister Mary and her baby sister Carrie taking a covered wagon all the way from Wisconsin to Kansas at about 1870 The author is vague on the timing such as exactly what year it was or how old she was but it seems to be wr. Meet Laura Ingalls the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house and the family sets out for Indian country They tr. .
Itten from the perspective of a 6 year old I read in a biography that she played a little loose with the timeline Once they reach Kansas which was still Indian Territory back then the family finds a nice bit of prairie and builds a log cabin and starts growing crops But after a year there Pa gets upset at news that Washington has decided to move the white settlers out of Indian Territory and the family abruptly packs up the wagon and leaves the cabin behind heading back to WisconsinI ll start with what I liked about the book which is the story of the wagon trip and the actual homesteading I have admiration for all the brave pioneers and immigrants and travelers of the world who set out with very few belongings and started a new life somewhere else surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers We re going to do well here Caroline Pa said This is great country This is a country I ll be contented to stay in the rest of my life Even when it s settled up Ma asked Even when it s settled up No matter how thick and close the neighbors get this country ll never feel crowded Look at that sky There were some lovely heartwarming moments such as the Christmas dinner that was saved with the help of a neighbor who met Santa and carried the children s gifts to them Or their loyal dog Jack who survived a near fatal river crossing The book is filled with charming illustrations and I had a vivid memory of some of the picturesIt was fascinating to see the series of steps that Pa and
Ma took to frame a house dig a well build a barn make took to frame a house dig a well build a barn make fireplace save seeds to grow crops etc Each event was a big deal and was an adventure For example Pa and a neighbor nearly died while digging the well because some underground gas almost poisoned them And the whole family got sick with malaria one summer but luckily a doctor in the territory saved them in time Then there was the day of a massive prairie fire and only uick thinking by Pa Ma saved the house Or the time there was a panther on the prairie who was tracking the family but luckily an Indian killed it before it attacked anyoneWhich brings me to what I didn t like about the book which was racism against the Indians I honestly do not remember all the racist comments from my childhood reading The line The only good Indian is a dead Indian is mentioned several times Or how Ma was constantly fretting about them saying Land knows they d never #do anything with this country themselves All they do is roam around over it like wild animals Treaties or #anything with this country themselves All they do is roam around over it like wild animals Treaties or treaties the land belongs to folks that ll farm it That s only common sense and ustice Did my mother skip those parts when she read these books with me Or did it Ring Of Guilt just not register I understand it was the prevailing attitude of the whites at the time but it wasarring to read it in a children s book even one that was first. Avel 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 the family are kept busy and. ,
download Little House on the PrairiePublished in 1935 I think this is important because if I were going to read this book with my niece for example I would edit out the racist parts which is probably what my mom did I don t see the need to plant the seeds of an old prejudice in a young child I struggled with whether to give this book a 3 or a 4 but I rounded up out of affection for the series as a whole The first book in the series Little House in the Big Woods has been my favorite so far But I will continue to read these books and enjoy the stories of the early settlersI ll close with this nice thought from Laura toward the end of "THE BOOK WHEN THE FAMILY IS "book when the family is the homestead behind Laura felt all excited inside You never know what will happen next nor where you ll be tomorrow when you are traveling in a covered wagon Little House on the Prairie Little House 3 Laura Ingalls WilderThe adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie Soon they are planting and plowing hunting wild ducks and turkeys and gathering grass for their #cows Sometimes pioneer life is hard but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in #Sometimes pioneer life is hard but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in new little house 1994 1363 1367 271 1370 20 1385 264 9789644176319 1386 1389 1391 264 9789645366245 1391 1393 1396 1398 333 9786000802868 1370 96 08091399 Okay it s a great American classic I realize that I read it for the first time in third grade because the pioneer go forth and push westward philosophy is a central feature in the proud American mindset and heritage But it s for that very reason that the value of the book needs to be uestionedWhile much of the story focuses on
a family s self reliance on the Kansas prairie the book preceding it Little House in the Big Woodsfamily s self reliance on the Kansas prairie the book preceding it Little House in the Big Woods the same with the exception that the Ingalls family was integrated into a functioning Wisconsin community of relatives and neighbors That book however is NOT the famous one after which a television series was made WHY the Ingalls family felt the need to abandon their community and settle in what was in fact disputed Indian Territory other than out of a lust for adventure is insufficiently explained Unlike immigrants of the time American pioneers like the Ingallses were not driven to the new land by persecution or famine at home They drove themselves there and expected the local Indians to like it or stay out of the way The Indians are portrayed as mysterious savages who are ultimately given what actually belonged to the hard working white family I m not at all surprised it was written in the 1930 s My third grade class was outraged at the injustice of the US government telling the Ingallses to abandon their self made cabin. Are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairieLaura and her family ourney west by covered wagon only to find they are in Indian territory and must move on335 pages Grade. .