Little House on the Prairie (Little House #2)
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 travel 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 ke...more
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While much of the story focuses on a family's self-reliance on the Kansas prairie, the book preceding it - Little House in the Big Woods - does the same with the exception that the Ingalls family was ...more
"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 written from the pe ...more
There are definite issues with Little House on the Prairie, and especially the attitudes towards Native Americans are problematic to say the least. However, att ...more
This book should clearly be renamed "Pa's follies" as the entire story is about him bumbling from one misadventure to the next....
1. 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 death.
2. Pa nearly drowns the entire family crossin ...more
Is this the book where we start to learn how flawed Ma and Pa really are? Pa is certainly a happy-go-lucky guy with no foresight - taking his wife and daughters away from their family into the middle of nowhere (which by the way belongs to Indians), almost getting them drowned, burned and sick of malaria. And Ma, only concerned with propriety and never saying "no" to Pa's foolish ideas.
I'd be really worried to be married to someone like Pa, even though he plays his ...more
Finally did it, folks. Read that American childhood classic everyone else but me seems to have read. Of course I didn't grow up in America so I have an excuse!
And I liked it. Almost ran upstairs for the next one. Sure, the Indians are portrayed as savages who steal and threaten, and the Ingalls family (who had set up housekeeping illegally in the Indians' territory) make absolutely no attempt to understand or really communicate with them. But that's ...more
As always, Laura is my favorite character because she is spunky and brave and hilarious, while her sister Mary is prim and boring.
Pa is another favorite, because he is a musician, and because his funny and jovial ways remind me of my own father. Laura says that "Pa always laughed out loud and his laugh was like great be ...more
I loved reading about the trip on the covered wagon, the bridge and story with Jack (that's always been one of my favorite parts of this book).
But my favorite part of the story, by far, is when Mr. Edwards comes and gives the girls their presents from "Santa Claus". So cute!!!
Overall, lovely book. So glad I re-read it! Five stars out of five.
Part autobiography, part fiction, this book tells the story of a pioneer family settling in Indian Territory in the plains of the American Southwest.
This American classic can problematic to modern readers. Ma's meek demeanor and the frequent reminder that "children should be seen and not heard" are not likely to resonate with youth of the 21st century and are likely more fiction than autobiography. Additionally, while the book had a clear beginning and end, the middle was more a se ...more
I remember reading these as a girl and loving them. But I didn't expect to enjoy them so much as an adult. The entire family looked forward to reading time each night. Laura's story is told with the experience of an adult, but at the same time she manages to tell it from the perspec ...more
The book started with the family moving away from the only home they'd known, and making a new life on the prairie. I loved reading that part. It wasn't like how they were when they were living in a house. There, it was all about how they sewed, or how they played with their dolls. When they were just starting out their new lives, they had to build ever ...more
What I don't get is why they moved in the first place. Apparently being in the middle of no where Wisconsin was ...more
I couldn't stop crying while reading the book, I have no idea why. It made for a sniffly workout this morning
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