These Happy Golden Years (Little House #8)
Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wi...more
ETA: Otoh, West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915 and On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 are now considered part of the series. I just read them last year and did enjoy them. I'm not...more
As a child, I loved the innocence of Laura's existence and her rebellious nature. Now, what comes through much more strongly is the constant danger that the Ingalls Family lived...more
one of my favorite charecter was laura. she remind me onemof my family friend who is alike to laura.
laura was so kind with his family.she always think about other peole not for her. she was not selfish but she was very helpful.she understood his father financial condition and she helped his father.she did job as a teacher eventhough she has to leave from home because his sister mary was studied in college.she helped mary for study.also she take care about his mom housework.when she went to...more
The developing friendship between Laura and Almanzo was sweet, even though they didn't share a lot of conversation. They were both quieter, and he seemed to be okay even when she spoke her...more
An interesting feature of this book (and many others in the series) is...more
Back then there were no cars, phones, electric, and the li...more
These Happy Golden Years starts immediately where Little Town on the Prairie ends. Fifteen-year-old Laura has a job as a s...more
Teaching is rough for Laura, but she's got to do it for Mary's sake. Although the rough part is the house where she's boarding. Thankfully Almanzo rides out in his sleigh every Friday to pick her up and take her home, as she'd otherwise have had a very hard time of it. She tells herself she's only going with him for the ride and even tells him that at one point. Luckily Almanzo ignores her protest...more
This book starts wi...more
The book makes me happy inside, the gentle way that Laura and Almanzo become a couple and go out on rides together. Almanzo's persistence in courting Laura, and the...more
It's interesting that my favorite two books are the first and the last in the series. In the first, Laura is a child. 6 or 7 years old. In the last, she's a "grown up," around 18 years old. Ther...more
I love this book because it describes how hard it is to cope with being away from family and friends, especially when it's so difficult to deal with the people in the work place. I'm living away from my family also since I was 18, so when I fe...more
This was not the case for Laura Ingalls Wilder's These Happy Golden Years.
I remember devouring these books, mainly because all the other girls in my class were reading them, and I wanted to know what they were about. Of the series, this had been my favorite one because of the budding romance between Laura and Almanzo.
This book has been my favourite from the series, and I read it again and again that I lose track of how many times I read it.
This is also a book that has inspired me to be a teacher. Perjuangan Laura untuk mengajar di daerah yang begitu asing bagi dirinya, bagaimana dia harus berpisah dengan keluarga yang disayanginya. Suka duka Laura menghadapi murid-muridn...more
In this book, Laura starts teaching school (she got her certificate at the end of the last book) and starts dating. Almanzo drives 12 miles (in a horse and buggy—and that’s each way!) to pick her up so that she can see her family on the weekends. Laura’s kind of a jerk to him (she pretty much says that they’re only datin...more
this book is amazing , i have already watched the movie when i was young several years ago.that was my favorite movie and i used to see it everyday during the...more