The Long 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
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
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
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
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
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
I couldn't get enough to eat so it seemed because the Half-pint and everyone in the book was hungry.
I also kept covering myself up and went to the warmest spot in our house to stay warm.
When I went out to the barn to do chores, I thought about what they did w/their animals and how easy it would be to get lost and freeze to death in a blizzard.
Was I ever glad when the storm broke.
It also made me afraid to have children. Pa and Ma could be counted on. I knew they would never let their children starve, they would make something happen. The idea that I would be in charge of someone's life scared me very much at the time. And still does.
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
It's also been on my mind because the cooling weather this year reminds me of the 4.5 days the week before Christmas last year when ou ...more
I'm not really sure what it is about Ingall's writing here that has captivated me with The Long Winter. I haven't read any of her other books more than once. But there's something about the authentic details and stunning yet non-flowery imagery that conjures up a re ...more
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