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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Jul 29, 11

Almanzo Wilder is 9 years old. He's a growing boy and so he's always hungry. Its a good thing his family is has an established farm and is well-respected and well-to-do. They are self-sufficient in earning money and in keeping Almanzo and his 3 siblings in apples, doughnuts, beech nuts, popcorn, roast pork, cider, butter, and pumpkin and mincemeat pies. The descriptions of food, its cultivation and preparation made this my favorite Little House book so far, despite Laura's absence.

The descriptions of domestic and agricultural technology of the time also add a fascinating aspect to this book. However, even though this book was written for children, it was still difficult for me to picture the construction and use of these contraptions in my imagination. Perhaps I need another visit to the Henry Ford!

Like many other 9-year-old boys, Almanzo has a mischievous streak, which makes him a fun character to get to know.


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