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By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Feb 09, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2011

durring the days of the building of the railroads and final settlement of the west,the ingalls family moved from minnesota to dakota territory.pa became a railroad man for a time until he found a homestead and filed a claim.the family spent the winter in a surveyors' house sixty miles from the nearest neighbor.there was excitement when laura and marry took a thrilling train ride and when the attempeted payroll robery took place.that winter the family spent their happiest christmas ever.in the spring pa put up the first building on the two-site near his claim,and two weeks later there was a brand-new town.

luara ingalls wilder uses a free handed late 1800's voice and back ground you can tell it is based in country places and not towns or cities.if any one is a hero to luara in this book i'd say it was leena she is so wild and free for a girl.i think luara finds herself as reasponsibil for her and her siblings.when luara takes mary on walks because she is blind,mary seems to dependent on her,to luara.

having to stay in the surveyors house is like being royalty to luara she describes with such passion what she,see's,hears,and eats.when spring finally comes around pa almost misses the claim on the land he had choosen until mr.edwards saves it for him.luara and carrie stay as exited as ever when they find that they get to go to school again(luara)and just starting (carrie)
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