Bij de boomgaard (Little House: The Rose Years #3)
Eight going on nine, Rose Wilder is beginning to settle into her new life in Missouri, the Land of the Big Red Apple. Her father is building their farmhouse and she dreams of the day they'll have their own bright crop to harvest. But before that can happen, she has a fierce ice storm to contend with and her first real Christmas in the Ozarks to enjoy.
I love Effie+Abe's wedding, the Christmas, when Swiney gets Rose's sledge (SOBBBB), Rose's birthday, the new house, and when Rose takes Paul and George into the cave. (Oh, and when Blanche treats Rose to loads of fun things on July the 4th.)
(Spookendyke is a VERY original name for a donkey. I app ...more
The first two books in the Rose Wilder series was very promising. In fact, I liked the second better than the first one. Unfortunately, that isn't the case with this book.
Truthfully, and I will be completely honest, this one was absolute torture for me to read. I actually considered stopping it when I got to the halfway point. I disliked it that much. Y ...more
Written by the adopted grandson of Laura Ingalls Wilder this book chronicles a year in the life of young Rose Wilder. The family has survived their first year in the Ozarks, after their long move East from the prairie to a place they call Rocky Ridge Farm. In this 3rd book in the RR series Rose is almost nine, coping with conflicting loyalties to girlfriends (country versus town girls) and feeling the faint stirrings of jealousy. Throughout extremes of weat ...more
I love how MacBride shows Rose's emotions! It makes you feel them with her!
Also, I love Rose's unselfishness! And her donkey! I'm still trying to figure out what Spookendyke means in Russian. I also found Alva and Rose's tension interesting. Rose reminds me of myself. She doesn't really fit in anywhere yet. She's to "cityfied" for Alva, yet she's not as sophisticated as Blanche!
Also, what was with the lie sh ...more
I really don’t know why but I have this strong liking for farm life. :)
So I searched for it online and I found in one of the previews their pictures and their family tree. Unfortunately, those weren’t included in my book.
It’s really amazing to kn ...more
My favorite story lines are Rose learning about the Spirit of Christmas, Rose & Blanche's friendship, and Abe & Swiney pretty much joining the family, and what happens when Rose tells a lie. :)
Plus, Rocky Ridge Farm ...more
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To Rose, a book was as real and alive as if it breathed and walked and spoke.”