On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House #4)
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help w...more
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When Ma and Pa packed up the kiddos and left the Big Woods because there were too many people, less land and game to go around, I thought a little bit to myself, Um...Pa, did we think through this completely? Are you sure? Are we safe? But Pa is supposed to be an example of Great American Spirit. So, fine, we let this happen. There were some bumps in the road, but oh boy, we have some ma...more
This is also the book where the doll Charlotte goes and comes back--in two favorite, love-hate scenes--and the book where Laura gets a fur muff. Oh, how I wanted a muff. There are more simple, beautif...more
"Mary was too scared to move. Laura was too scared to stand still."
I was left with a few unanswered questions. For example:(view spoiler)[ What did they eat when Pa was away the first time? They had no money and all their crops were destroye...more
E: What color shelf is Gwen's?
Dad: Oh. It's not the color red. There are 3 shelves: read - meaning "I read it," currently reading, and I want to read it.
E: Oh. Maybe for the next book, we could sit on the computer bench and move the Silver Lake book to the "currently-reading" shelf.
D: Ummm... Ok. We can do that. Or, I could I could move it to the "currently-rea...more
From my childhood readings, I distinctly remember the grasshoppers coming and des...more
All seen from the eyes of an eight year old American girl, this entire series is one that I couldn't possibly let my girls not read. I remember these from when I was a kid, and rereading...more
By far, the boys enjoy the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder more than any other chapter books. I know I am very enthusiastic about them, but they love the on their own merit. They especially love Pa and all of the things that he builds.
On the Banks of Plum Creek was especially exciting to the boys as it is set in Minnesota. Their grandparents live in Minnesota and that is where my husband is from originally. They thought it was very cool that Laura and Mary lived in a so...more
The unrelenting goodness of the entire Ingalls family, the love and understanding between Ma and Pa always gets me, and...more
I think this is my new favorite of the series (and yes, I'm aware I said that...more