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The Adventures of Laura and Jack (Little House Chapter Books: Laura #1)

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Laura and her beloved bulldog, Jack, share some wild adventures as the Wilder family moves from Wisconsin to Kansas and later to Minnesota.
Published (first published 1997)
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This book is so very good. I dearly love this series. There are 14 Books,in this series. These books are clean family type stories and that is what I love about this series.

I give this book 5/5 Stars and I highly recommend them. I am hoping that my Library has all 14 Books in this series. I have Book #2 which I got from my Library.
Forced by my children to stop reading before last chapter because...Jack dies.

I didn't know that this was just a series of jumpy excerpts from the longer books. I thought it was going to be new content (kind of an "inspired by" rather than "excerpted from.")
Jul 04, 2014 Lauri rated it liked it
Good for kids. I do feel there's a slight awkwardness to how it jumps from book to book. It always bugs me that Jack's death gets to me when I know that he and the Ingalls parted ways much sooner.
Mar 02, 2015 Lindsay added it
Shelves: age-3-to-read
A chapter book that is the right level for Andrew at 3. Chapters are 6-8 pages.
I would have a hard time giving less than 5 stars to Laura Ingalls Wilder even if the book was put together from sections of her previous books. She has a lot to do with my addiction called reading.

A kid and her dog. A kid and her dog in the wild woods and prairies. A winning combination invoking rapt attention from my boys. We went from young dog Jack to old dog Jack and, yes, I still get choked up when Jack goes to the Happy Hunting Grounds.

This was a great chapter book for my young readers.
10/26/09 An interesting little read after growing up reading the Little House on the Prairie Series (and of course watching the TV show!)

This particular book took episodes from Laura's life that involved Jack, the dog. Each chapter shared an experience they two had. I do have higher hopes for other "A Little House Chapter Book" series. But we'll see if Annabelle likes them enough to read more. She seemed to think it was okay, but made no comment of excitement as we read it.
Jul 22, 2010 Dayna rated it liked it
Shelves: childrensbooks
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Dec 04, 2014 judy_k26 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Little House Chapter Books are adaptations of the Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and they are adaptations that are done well. They are meant to be read by children who are beginning to read chapter books, and are both interesting and educational. The Adventures of Laura and Jack is the first in the series of Little House Chapter books.
Nov 02, 2011 Colleen rated it really liked it
First chapter book I've read with my girls and they loved it! It was hard for us to keep to just one chapter a night (they are short) and the content seemed appropriate enough for their ages (3 and almost 5). Looking forward to more of Laura Ingalls Wilder, especially when they graduate to the real ones.
Jan 08, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-by-myself
They were best friends. Jack would guard their house while they were sleeping. In the daytime he would play with Laura. Jack almost got washed over when they went across the river in the covered wagon. When the river was calm he swam across.
Oct 20, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it
My only negative for this selection of stories is that Jack dies at the end!!! Very hard for my son to deal with, and I was trying not to cry (which that further worsened it for my son)!!! Otherwise, a great collection of stories.
Sep 08, 2015 Jacque rated it it was amazing
MD read this aloud to me. She gave it 5 stars. I give it 4. She like the book because it was an adventure story and liked that Laura was not afraid of trying new things. She likes learning about the "old days."
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Nov 13, 2009 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it
Very cute. They took some of the main stories from the original book and put them into easy-to-read chapters for children.
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4 star

This is a collection of 'chapters' from the actual novels about Laura and Jack. Compiled into one book
Feb 12, 2010 Catherine rated it it was amazing
this book is so cool anyone who loves realistic fiction will love this
Mar 25, 2009 Amber rated it liked it
A great read with a 6 year old. We laughed, we cried...
Mar 13, 2013 Neysa rated it really liked it
Great beginning reading book.
Dec 29, 2014 Penelope rated it really liked it
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Ingalls wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood growing up in a pioneer family. She also wrote a regular newspaper column and kept a diary as an adult moving from South Dakota to Missouri, the latter of which has been published as a book.
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