Laura und der lange Winter (Little House #6)
The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done. They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it's too late.
Book six in the Little House series tells how the Ingalls family survived numerous blizzards while homesteading near De Smet, South Dakota. Pa first sensed that the season would be severe when he was harvesting hay ...more
Although all of Laura Ingalls' books have a cozy, homey charm, The Long Winter brings with it a gritier, more menacing realism of what life would actually have been like for the American pioneer. Since it is a children's book, Laura keeps the threat light, but make no mistake, the threat of starvation is a serious and ever present danger to not only the Ingalls family, but all the residents of De Smet, ...more
Remind me again, what was so bad about Big Woods in book one?
I saw a facebook post not too long ago in which the person was opining that they didn't live in the "Little House days." This was in regard to Christmas. They mentioned how Laura and Mary et al received only one or two presents and were thrilled and grateful to receive them. You know, that was a "simpler time."
Several days later, I saw that they were taking a trip to Disney for Christmas. And there wer ...more
This one is mostly blizzards and near starvation from the South Dakota winter. Tedious, for a while, then realistically and impressively oppressive and frightening. They could actually have starved. They go months never eating in a ...more
এইবারের কাহিনী তে লরারা একেবারে পাকাপোকত ভাবে হোমসটেড খুজে পায় ডাকোটায়। ছুটাছুটি আর না ।কিনতু নতুন জায়গায় এসেই ভয়াবহ শীতে বিপরযসত পুরো পরিবার । পরিবারের মানুষেরা যে একে অপরের পরতি কতটা দায়িতবশীল হতে পারে এই বই তার উদাহরণ। আর আলমানযো এর কাহিনীও আছে বইতে, বড় হয়ে গেসে বযাটা। রিতীমত হীরো!!! :p
কেউ যদি রিডিং বলক এ ভু ...more
The Long Winter's unlike any of the other books in the Little House series. The sense of foreboding and doom is palpable in the early chapters. Pa can't quit ...more
I started reading the print book, but the audiobook jumped into my hands when I visited the children's audiobook section in our public library. At first I was put off by the reader's voice: raspy and low, like the gravelly tones of a lifetime smoker. But her huskiness made Pa's voice so co ...more
Laura is 13 in this book, although some liberties have been taken here. Her future husband, Almanzo, is said to be 19. However, in real life there are 10 years between them. I did a little research, and the winter described in the book is supposed to be that of ...more
Laura is like the town and community on the verge of growing up. She's both Ma and Pa's right-hand, doing both the farm work and work in the home. Wi ...more
As an adult, I can see it for the masterpiece it is. The Ingalls had endured hardships before, but this time they are truly helpless and in danger on the prairie. They've spent only one summer in ...more
This is a dark book. It was one of my favorites as a kid. It was just the perfect thing to read in the winter when it was snowing. On my reread I find myself more interested in th ...more